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Today my hubby helped me take old Invisible Fence flag stakes and bend them to make a mobile frame (yay recycling!). And I knotted and passed thread through a (freshly made, smaller) origami cat, jasmine flowers and paper stars then tied them on the frame to make this mobile. Voila!

I would say this is a good example of my poor time management skills. On the positive side, I did pick to do this today because I was off, which was good. However, I thought it would take 2-3 hours and it took 5 to 6 hours. How can that be? Anyway, I am happy with the results. It feels peaceful to sit and watch the pieces gently move in the air currents. And other than the thread, it’s all out of recycled goods. Woo hoo. And it’s difficult to photograph, but I think you can see it well enough.

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I love the idea of taking bits of used items and saving them from a landfill! To fulfill today’s assignment from 365: A Daily Creativity Journal, I took items from my recycle bin to make a cat, so technically I’m not keeping them out of a landfill but out of the recycling stream.  I used tin snips and cut the head from a cat food can lid, the body is off a pill bottle it looks like, the tail used to be part of a salad container and the foot, which prevents it from rolling, is from the same cat food can lid.  I used permanent marker to draw features and glued it all with a hot glue gun. This is the 4th project in the last couple of weeks where I wished I had some acrylic paints, so hopefully I will get some soon as an early present for the winter holidays.

I really wanted to make a mobile, but I didn’t have time  today.  Maybe a mobile from recycled material in the future? Time will tell.

Happy Labor Day everybody!  And thanks for stopping by.