June 29, 2011

Lovely Little Things

We've had very strange weather lately.

At first it was raining and cold (16° Celsius), then the tempature spiked up to 30° only in one day, and the day after we had a weather alarm! We had a thunderstorm last night and today it's windy and grey again with 16°!  Brrrr.

But when I opened my curtains today, I had to smile. My little trees are in bloom again!

Every winter I have to put them inside otherwise I'll freeze to death, but I'm never sure they make it. This is the 3rd year they survived! (that's a lot for me since they're also the first plants that survived - ever!)

Bless those lovely little things!

June 4, 2011

Old Jeans + Wooden Box = Upcycle project!

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.

I wasn't aware of this new term (which obviously isn't so new anymore, but to me it is) but I think my latest project falls under this category of "upcycling". This is what I've done!

1) I took my wooden "memory-box" (where I keep all sorts of memory-thingies, obviously (: )

Upcycled wooden box1 2) Then I took one of my very old "should-be-thrown-away-long-time-ago-jeans" and cut it up into pieces (great to get some frustrations out!) and started gluing it on my boring box.. I figured, these jeans also have some memories, so why not intergrate it with my memory box?

Here's the result!

Top Cover:

Upcycled wooden box

Side of box:Upcycled wooden box - side
Side & Top:Upcycled wooden box2
Very fun to do!