It is day three of my 10 day creativity challenge. Today’s challenge: quickly sew something without using fabric. Make something from nothing. Use candy wrappers, leaves, packaging, plastic…anything that isn’t fabric from a store. Sew by hand if you don’t have a machine. Free your mind from limitations and expectations. It doesn’t need to be good or perfect. It doesn’t need to be functional. I used two plastic mesh lemon bags from Trader Joe’s and cut up another red plastic sweet potato bag for the handle to make this all-weather collecting bag for my daughter. It took less than 7 minutes! Be fast. Don’t think. Just sew. My first experiment was sewing eucalyptus leaves together…I can’t say it worked yet. The needle just cut the leaves, but am still trying. And the inside of my machine smells really good.
Idea: make upcycled or recycled valentine’s cards on card stock! Share your creations on my Facebook page or instagram using hashtag #yourcreativitychallenge.
Your machine smelling like eucalyptus is a funny thought. At Christmas, someone gave me a Bath and Body Works plug in that smelled too much like men’s cologne, so I threw it in my outside garbage can. The scent spilled out into the container, and the lovely side effect is that my nasty garbage NEVER smells nasty anymore. When that one wears out, I’m gonna toss another.