Being Green...

  I was cleaning out some nook n' crannies yesterday, when inspiration struck. I drink Crystal Light-I have used the lids, before.   As I was cleaning and rearranging I found a few more, I must of tucked some away.  I have squirrel tendencies, lol.  I put one up towards my French doors.   I wondered if light would  filter through these?

  I had been in the attic and found a box of shells.  In the summer, I always have a white wire basket filled with shells, in my living room.  I also found a small bag of lace remnants. I looked at the shells and thought how pretty the colors were.  Pale pink, white, gray and taupe, all calm and soothing colors. Recently, my daughter had borrowed my pearls, to glue onto a collar of one of her denim shirts. She used fabric glue. Great product, by the way.   I found the rest of them, in her room.  I had bought a mixed bag of them, in shades of gray, white, taupe, silver blue and pink....mmmh, like the shells.  Maybe I could combine the lids, lace and pearls?!

Most of you know, my favorite outdoor place is the seashore.  Growing up, my indoor favorite was a glassed in front porch.  We had a table at the back, with Adam's Family type wicker chairs, a swinging porch glider and a few rocking chairs. When you stepped in, there was a large fisherman's net, to place our seashore treasures and a shelf, for plants. We also had a wagon with extra terracotta pots and our sand pails n' shovels.  I think our snow boats, where actually hidden under the glider, when it was winter. When late spring arrived they went in the basement.   In each window, my Mom n' I had made sun catchers. They brightened even the grayest day.  They were called MaKit and BaKit.





I used seam binding and silk ribbon, to string them up~  I have a curse, ssshhh, don't tell...
It is a secret, but I will share with you-I see potential in everything!  Sometimes, I think it is a gift and other times a curse!  Don't tell my family, I have other treasures hidden. My next attempt will be wrapping a gift in a plastic lettuce container!  Remember it is our secret ;D   

I will share how I do it, if you are interested....




Comments

Mary said…
Beautiful work, Ella!!
Wow. You would never know those were lids. Very impressive, Ella!
Createology said…
My Grandma taught me to "see things with different eyes" too. These are lovely. There is potential in so many items we usually just throw away. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...
Yolanda Renee said…
I don't know what I expected as I read your blog, but those are truly awesome!

Lolamouse said…
Your creativity blows me away, Ella! These are beautiful! And I'm curious about the lettuce container now!
Susie Clevenger said…
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me..It must be such a blessing to receive a handmade gift from you...
Sherry Blue Sky said…
WOW! You have a gift! Those are so beautiful and unusual....and yes, tell us about the lettuce container??????????
Scriptor Senex said…
Gosh, they are so delightful. I can't visualise things in advance like you can - it's a wonderful gift /skill.
Kerry O'Connor said…
To see the world with a creative eye is a rare gift. That you share your vision with us is a gift too.
Beautiful transformation! You know I'm a sucker for lace and pretty colors and this definitely fits the bill.Thanks for always sharing creations that inspire us to live green...beautifully.

xo,
abby
Wanda said…
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Wanda said…
What a beautiful gift to see things not just as they are but what they could be. You never cease to amaze me.
Mary Ann Potter said…
These are just beautiful, true works of art from the heart!
Vicki Sheehan said…
these are so beautiful ellen! it's definitely a gift, not a curse :)
Tamara said…
So cool!! Love these. Please do share how you made them!! :)
these are gorgeous and utterly enchanting, Ella!

i even save toilet paper rolls to make things from. {giggle} and you just KNOW that if i throw something away, i'll find i need it the next day.

have a lovely week, sweetheart!
Ella said…
Hi Dani-Thank you ;D lol, me too! I get this gene, from my Mom! I am happy you shared! <3

Tamara-Maybe...I did submit them to the magazine! I do have another idea I will share, soon :D Thank you~

Vicki-Thank you! The curse is the mess I make creating, lol ;D

Mary Ann Potter-Thank you! I had fun and the story of how they came to be is kind of cool. It all started with a sun catcher and some shells ;D

Wanda-Thank you! You are sweet...I don't quite see it till I get my hands involved, but I see there is potential! ;D

Abby-Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! I will visit you soon~ YOU always offer lovely inspiration with your creative eye~ xo

Kerry-Thank you! I am happy you like it~ In my world I pretty much hear, I'm crazy... "You are going to do what..." lol It doesn't bother me anymore-just makes me sad. They can't see the wonder...

John-Thank you! I don't know if I see it. It is more like I sense it...lol. ;D

Sherry-Thank you! Oh, I will...I think I will make a couple! Grocery shopping tomorrow ;D

Susie-You are sweet! ;D Thank you!

Lolamouse-I will try to attempt them tomorrow. I need more than one lettuce container ;D Thank you!

Yolanda-Yes, that is generally how it goes over here! You never know, lol ;D

Createology-Thank you! I am glad you too have this vision ;D I love that, so true!!

Alex-Thank you! I know right~ ;D

Mary-Thank you ;D I had fun!
Melissa Bradley said…
Gorgeous! Hi my sweet friend. Sorry I have been absent. Problems with my computer and other things have kept me away from online family, but I hope to get back soon. Be well and huge hugs!
Ella said…
Hi Melissa! I have missed you xo
I hope things get corrected soon~ I know this frustration! You be well and know you are missed ;D
Elise Fallson said…
Great idea! I love this crafty, creative side to you Ella. I'm a big fan of crafting too and love being able to reinvent/reuse/recycle stuff. (=
Ella said…
Hi Elise-It is fun to reinvent! YOU did a fab job with Ninja Alex ;D
I look forward to seeing more of your creations~ :D
Renee said…
Sooo clever! We drink Crystal Light too, now you have me thinking. These are beautiful.
Ella said…
Hi Renee-I know it is that stuff in our every day-we need to rethink ;D
Thank you so much!