Eternity Scarf Made From Re-purposed T-Shirts!

I ruthlessly purged my closet of old T-shirts and tanks this past summer. Initially I planned to trash them but surprisingly enough the big pile of holey, shrunken and shapeless tops was quite appealing! (I’m a sucker for colour.) I decided to recycle them instead. This is what I came up with > a funky hippie-ish eternity scarf. 🙂Scarf_0001First I cut up my old Tees into 18 various 7.5″ squares.Scarf_0003I used colourful thread and a regular sewing machine to sew the 18 squares together in an eternity shape (see pics below).Scarf_0004Because T-shirts knits don’t fray I left the edges unfinished for a more hippie-ish look and alternated seams.Scarf_0006 Scarf_0007 Scarf_0008 Scarf_0009 Scarf_0010Fast and easy-peasy! It looks mighty spiffy once it’s wrapped! This would be a quick and affordable gift to whip up as well.

Happy sewing,


Got Milk?

I’ve just returned from camping with the Halls and not surprisingly, learned a new trick to share with you.

In my last camping  post, Going Clean, I mentioned how we came up to the campsite on the heels of a pretty intense storm. Although our own home had been rendered powerless when we left Friday evening my husband, Chris, found it fully restored the next day when he came home to shower. (One of the awesome things about camping with the Halls –aside from hanging with them—is that we’re only about ten minutes from the house, even though it feels like we’re in the middle of nowhere.)

Not everyone in town was as fortunate as we were when it came to getting their power restored. At least that’s what I heard when I went to get ice, and again when I went to get ice, and again when I went to get ice… Every place I went had the same story; they were cleaned out by people without electricity who needed to keep their fridges and freezers cold.

When I went back to the campsite without ice for any of the coolers I thought we’d be drinking warm water and juice (which is especially gross if it’s apple juice…). I needn’t have worried; my resourceful camping guru Sheila, sent her husband, Dan, home to get ice from their freezer.

How to Build milk Jug Igloo by

What he came back with was brilliant. It was a two-litre plastic milk jug full of frozen water –in essence, a block of ice.  Apparently they always have a couple of these in their freezer for emergencies. Not only are they great for the cooler but in the case of a power outage you just place one in yer fridge, keep the other in yer freezer and you won’t have to worry about your food spoiling. Best of all, you won’t waste time running around town looking for sold out ice!

With the images attached here there are some really cool websites on milk carton crafts –from beautiful butterfly window ornaments and a full-size children’s igloo to an honest-to-goodness Star Wars Stormtrooper Halloween mask. Incredible!

Milk Jug Decorative Window Crafts by
Milk Jug Storm Trooper Helmet by

Marble Game – Craft for Kids! Easy!

My kids actually came up with this idea – somewhere – years ago – and they still seem to make a new model every few months or so. 🙂

It is super easy and requires mostly average household items.

As you can see above you only need the following supplies;

– Marbles

– Empty kleenex box

– Scissors

– Tape and/or glue

– Construction or decorative craft paper

– Our printable PDF for numbering – click here to download >>> Numbers Printable Page

Step 1: Cut off the top of the Kleenex box as shown above.

Step 2: Cover the box with decorative/construction paper using glue or tape – shown above and below. You can actually skip this step if you already like the design on your Kleenex box. 🙂

Step 3: Cut out numbers from our free printable PDF and glue to the side of the Kleenex box as shown in the two pictures below.

Step 4: Cut various sized openings along bottom edge of box as shown. Make sure openings are large enough for a regular sized marble to fit through.

Step 5: Set the game up as shown above – grab yourself an opponent and see who scores the highest!

Happy marble gaming!

~ Micheline