Monday, June 29, 2009

Mystery Project Completed!

I recently completed my "mystery project" that I had teased you about in a couple of my past posts.

I am a huge "green" supporter, so I am always looking for ways to re-use and recycle various items. Nothing hits my circular file without getting the "creative possiblity" test first. So I recently emptied this oats container (the large size) and tried to come up with a practical and decorative re-use for it. Well . . . . . .

what do ya think?

I designed this little sewing tote using the empty oats container. I used various scraps of fabrics to create the bag and the yoyo flowers and leaves. The buttons were used for the flower centers. I lined the top portion and made a casing for the ribbon drawstrings.

This is not only decorative, but it is also useful!

Once I completed the project, of course my brain started buzzing about other ideas for this type of project. So far, I came up with a "My Bingo" bag, a "button, button, who's got the button" bag, "My Paint Brushes" bag, a "From our house to yours" homemade gift cookie container, or just a plain and decorative container to hold recycled plastic grocery bags. I guess the possibilities are endless. Please let me know if you have any fun ideas.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow! What a great idea and yours looks so good. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great evening.

  2. I never did get caught up on Whatcha Working on Wednesday last week, so I'm happy that when I came here today I went back to see your mystery project! That turned out very nicely! Well done :)