If your clothing budget is down to zero after Christmas shopping, don’t despair. Use the bubble wrap that your gifts were shipped with and make yourself some new jewelry. You may even become so good at it that you sell it on Etsy and rack up savings for next years Christmas gifts.
I can see using Dreams and Seams instructions and adding a wrist strap to make a mini-purse.
You seriously will want to take a look at all of the fabulous jewelry from artist Harriet Estel Berman entirely made from recycled and found objects.
Kind of makes you think twice before tossing something in the recycling bin doesn’t it?
Another valuable contribution to Irish Attic from Debbie at ArtlinkGallery.com
I live alone and I don’t like shopping, so I buy several bags of the spinach and lettuce in one shopping trip. I found they spoil so fast. And spinach not in a bag spoils even faster. What I found that works amazing is to open the bag as soon as I get home and put in a couple of paper towels, then seal with a rubber band, twist-tie or bag clip
. If I seal it well between uses and change out the paper towels for new ones when they get moist it lasts much longer.
If you buy spinach and lettuce loose or in a bunch, wash the leaves and make sure they’re dry. Store them in a repurposed bread bag with paper towels just like above.
IA: Thanks Debbie for your dedicated reading of IA and your flow of tips and tricks to improve this blog!
With all of the best intentions I often don’t have a re-usable grocery bay when I need one. I use them once, take them into the house with the groceries and then forget to bring them back to the car. I was about to buy more reusable bags when I came up with a great idea. Continue reading