“Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string…these are a few of my favorite things”
Sound of music is one of our favorite musicals. It is such a fun story with great music. One of our favorite scenes is when it’s storming and the kids come into Maria’s room. She sings them a song and makes them feel better. After they have left, she continues the song and has an epiphany! Earlier, she was refused fabric to make the children some play clothes and finds out that the drapes are about to be replaced. Her big idea was to repurpose those drapes for the children! Maria was ahead of her time in the 1930’s and was repurposing before Pinterest was ever invented!
Maria was not able to go out and buy fabric for the clothes herself, but she had a sewing machine and a passion. Maybe you don’t have money to go out and buy any fabric, but you have ideas and equipment to transform something. Channel a little Fräulein Maria and start looking around your own house.
Do you have a dress that you haven’t worn in a year? What about those stacks of t-shirts you never get around to wearing because you have so many? Do you have a pile of blankets that you don’t use often enough? Scrutinize every piece of fabric in your home and ask yourself, “could this be more useful as something else?”
You don’t have to have a crafting budget to be crafty. You just have to have a little passion and an idea, and you can create some new favorite things!
What do you have in your house that you could turn into something else? Post in the comments below.
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