The first was a "book clutch," inspired by a posting from See Kate Sew. Her's is so adorable, but my Goodwill did not want to cooperate. After a few weeks of searching I found a clutch and a book that could work for a price I was willing to pay ($6 total), so here is my version:
I also found an old frame with a plastic to-do list in it that I updated into a place to hang keys. This actually doesn't work for my house, so into the what-am-I-going-to-do-with-this box it goes (maybe I'll come up with a good idea).
Last but not least was a project using a couple TV trays I picked up at a Habitat for Humanity store. I wish this place was closer (it's a two-hour round trip drive) because the price of goods here is so much better than the local Goodwill and the walking into the store is the start of a treasure hunt. Here's what these old metal trays looked like when I bought them:
I don't have a fancy vinyl machine. (Oh Silhouette Machine, how I covet thee!) Instead, for the first tray I printed out pictures/letters, traced them on to contact paper, placed the contact paper on the tray (after I gave it its first paint color), and then sprayed the second color onto the tray.
This was a lot of work, or at least it was very time-consuming to cut all of these things out. I decided with the second tray to use post-it notes instead, but...well...I'll explain what happened when I finally post that tray. It's not done yet. And since starting this project several weeks ago we've had constant rain, so I can't finish anything involving paint. At least one tray is done!
Thanks to the lovely blogger at Sew Happy Geek, my little 'ol craft projects were featured! You are too kind. :-)