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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two Fun Projects for a Winters Afternoon & a Thought for the New Year

A few months ago my mother gave me many yards of fleece, I have not yet decided what to do with it all, but had thought that it would be excellent to use to make hot water-bottle covers and super-hero capes for grandsons Henry and Patrick.  Not only did these items cost nothing to make, except for a little time with a pair of scissors, the water-bottle covers will be useful and the entertainment factor of the super-hero capes is very high!!
The boys in their splendid super-hero capes

Two warm fleecy hot water-bottle covers




























On another note Ember at  http://kindredofthequietway.blogspot.com/2011/12/365.html  had a good thought for de-cluttering with the suggestion of getting rid of something each day for one year, with the thought that if you acquire something new you not only get rid of one thing for the day but you also get rid of something in place of the new item. With the goal of having 365 less things cluttering your home.  I started today, I cleaned out the drawers of the sideboard in the dining room, a haven for sticking things that I don't know what to do with, I then cleaned out the junk drawer in the kitchen, and the cabinet that contains some basic first aid items phone books and infrequently used glassware. I am not sure why I had three years of phone books, I decided to keep the most current one and pitched the others into the recycling bin.  After my efforts I had two plastic grocery bags of trash - why I housed this trash in the sideboard drawers for so many years I cannot imagine :).  Anyway, it is a chore that needed to be taken care of and now it is done!

What are your goals for the new year?

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2 comments:

Living on Less Money said...

I like the idea of getting rid of 1 thing a day for a year. I'm going to try it.. (I said 'try'!) *smile*

I haven't set any goals for the New Year (still praying) except to eat healthier (and lose weight).

Bean said...

Those both sound like good goals for the new year, and the benefits are wonderful for today and for future health.

I am not sure I have 365 specific items to remove from the home, but I would like to get rid of items that we are simply storing yet never use.

Happy New year to you and yours,

Bean