I'm helping my friend A get a creative reuse shop up and running. What a Salvation Army store is to clothes, a Habitat Re-Store is to building supplies, a creative reuse store is to art and craft materials. It's the kind of thriftiness I find inspiring and practical. To see some creative reuse stores, see here and here (if you're local, email me and I'll give you the local info - I'm not keen on pinpointing my location on my public blog).
The grand opening is tomorrow evening, with refreshments and a make-and-take. In the spirit of creative reuse, A asked me to make cloth napkins using some of the donated fabric. Now that they're finished, I've already forgotten how long and fiddly the process was and I'm just enjoying showing them off (don't look too closely - they are DONE, not perfect).
My favorites: calico! I'm honing in on a project with calico and I've made my first purchase at A's shop.
Genevieve's favorites: teddy bears and shiny gold.