Monday 3 September 2018


Good morning.  At International Art and Soul this fortnight our theme is "Recycling" or to "Use a non-craft item" on your project, something which would not normally be used in crafting.  I went for recycling.

My Project


My sister used to keep any embellishments from greeting cards she had received and those from family members and friends.  She would also keep the ribbon hanging loops from garments.  She kept them in this sweetie jar and when I would go up to visit I would bring the contents back and she would start again.  When she passed away last year I brought it home with me and kept meaning to do something with it.  This challenge has pushed me to do it.  Apart from the paper everything I used came from the jar - ribbon, lace and felt flowers.

Why not pop across to the blog and see what my teamies have come up with for this challenge?  We are a Just For Fun challenge but you can have one of our fun badges to display on your blog.

Hope you have been enjoying the extended good weather.

Take care.


Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely but of recycling Christine your jar is so pretty


Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
That's a great idea... and lovely memories of your sister
Hugs Sylvie xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A lovely reminder of your sister, it's very pretty.

Doreen said...

This is just

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
so many wonderful memories attached to this jar no wonder you brought it home with you.
A wonderful job of re-cycling on this it looks so pretty love the paper, lace, flowers and the super buttons on this wonderful design.
A real work of art.
Yes it's very nice the lovely weather we are having at the mo.
Lots of crafty love and hugs. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully recycled jar Christine and just lovely using your Sister's lovely ribbons, Kate x

dutchess said...

A lovely way to remember your sister Christine...beautiful xxx

Hazel said...

A lovely jar and she must have been a lovely sister to save the ribbons and other embellishments for you. Hazel x

Carole Pollard said...

Oh what a lovely post such a beautiful and thoughtful sister.This is something very special I'm sure you will treasure it Love and hugs Carole x

Margaret said...

What a pretty bottle you've made using those button embellishments. Such a treasure.

Mimi said...

Oh Christine, this is such a beautiful way to keep your sister close by and I just love that you used items collected in the sweetie jar to create the decoration. A really heart warming creation :) :) xxxxxx