My dear friend and neighbor has a room in her house that is really her "Playhouse".
It is a small room located just off the entry and may have been designed for an office or a very small formal living room.
This beautiful, blue-eyed cat is Jasmine ... along with Clyde and Sunshine, they think this is their room. Clyde was under the tree so could not get his picture. Sunshine was out basking in the sun.
Besides being the kindest lady I know, I might say she is pretty talented too.
This is all about recycling, re-purposing and things she loves.
For a few years, she has been making Christmas tree decoration
using the old wooden sewing thread spools. She must have hundreds and still making them.
Very interesting ... recycling ... and creative.
This would be a good craft for kids to stir their imagination.
Part from a beaded dress............................................................Buttons, beads, ribbon, yarn, chain.
As you will see ... she uses old jewelry, buttons, sewing scraps, laces, ribbon, yarn and just about anything to decorate these old wooden spools. Sometimes she lets the color of the thread shine through and become part of the color.
As you can see in the background, her room is just full of treasures. I just had to take some pictures to show you. On the floor, on a Christmas rug, is a train that her great grandson loved at Christmas.
Love this green depression glass tall stemmed sugar bowl.
These two dolls were in a doll trunk in the attic of a house her sister bought. She gave them to her.
Very old and in perfect condition. The clothes on the big doll are cashmere and not a hole in them.
She has it filled with dried roses, flowers and butterfly vine seed pods. Little birds in there too.
Yes, these seed pods look just like a butterfly. Some dried brown and some green.
Look closely ... this bloom is the shape of a butterfly. I think the seed is in the middle section.
She has spools and supplies in a box ready to made into beautiful decoration when she has a few minutes.
Such fun to go in someone's Playroom that has so many lovely things and feel her joy as she tells you about everything.
What is your fun recycling craft?