I had a couple of project ideas for the home, but I needed a few supplies. So off to Joann's fabric store I went. Eight dollars later, I returned home, feeling quite excited that for less than $10 I could work on not one but two projects!
First up, a place to hang all the artwork produced by Anna and Jack. I have mentioned before that my kids use way too much tape. A whole roll can be used up within minutes! I had acquired some cork squares through free-cycle over a year ago. I was not sure at the time what I would do with them, but I knew I could come up with something. I covered them with fabric from the remnant bin and hung them on the wall so that we can easily change up artwork displays. No tape involved!
I loved the fabrics and I think they compliment one another to boot. The kids had fun this morning deciding which masterpieces would grace our walls.
The second thing to keep me busy was dryer balls. I have heard of these through the cloth diapering sites. They are supposed to cut down on the time it takes to dry the laundry. I used leftover acrylic yarn as the core, and then covered that with the wool yarn I purchased. Then I felted the wool (something I had never done before). It does not work in my front loader. I tried my sister's suggestion of hand felting them and that worked so much better. I want to make a couple more, as I have read that the more you use, the better the results.