Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Bit of Upcycling :o)

Hello everyone, I've missed blogging for a few weeks...several reasons: the main one is that work has been very stressful & tiring - we've had a new computer system & it is completely different to our old one & we haven't been given much training & we're short staffed too! Also I've just found Pocket Letters, have you seen them?  I love them, I've made 2 now (will post more about them another time) & I love the idea that they're a cross between ATCs & a gift (you put lots of crafty goodies in the pockets & swap with peeps) :o) We're also clearing out our loft & found lots of LPs, 45s, cassettes & floppy discs.  I hate throwing anything away & am always looking for how things can be reused or altered so I searched the internet & came up with some ideas & I made these cassette pen pots, a floppy disc post it notes holder & some vinyl record bowls.  I am quite pleased with all of them & it means less to throw away - so it's win, win lol.

I'm entering these challenges: (I did check the rules & think they should be okay)
Craft My Life - All Crafts
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Anything Goes

I hope you're all having a great weekend & finding time to craft (it's very wet here & hubby's watching sport on tv so I'm trying to catch up a bit but I'm also still trying to sort stuff from loft & rearrange my craft room).


Sarah said...

Ah ha, I'll bet you have changed from EMIS to SystmOne or similar, we decided to swap two years ago and I remember the stress does get better...really!! My philosophy is to just play!! I love your recycled goodies, the vinyl bowls look fabulous although I still play mine from time to time so I'd better not do any melting!! The cassette pots look great too and I would never thought of using a floppy disk in that way...very clever xx

Darnell said...

Well, aren't you the clever girl!! This are all fantastic, Tracey!! Well done! I do hope things settle down for you at work so it's not so stressful. Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Jane said...

Genius! Pure genius! Check out those LPs though, you could be sitting on a goldmine :-)
Don't let them work you too hard, enjoy your Sunday x

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh!! These are such cool projects!! I love the records!! Just brilliant Tracey!! :)

Penny said...

Very clever upcycling! And I did receive a pocket letter from a friend and have yet to send one back--naughty me. I shall have to get busy on that soon! :^)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Penny

crafty-stamper said...

Great recycling projects and great ideas
Carol x

Lola said...

What a great up-cycle. I have tons of cassettes and think about making things with them...and never get around to it. Glad to see you found some great crafty time!