June 1, 2011

We Don't Throw Away...

I love crafters. (Aren't we swell?) I love that we don't throw things away. My husband Some calling it "hoarding", I like to think of it as environmentally responsible recycling. 

Case in point: my broken $5 Walmart sunglasses with a missing lens. Some say trash....

I say nerd photo shoot treasure! 

(Aren't these adorable little elephant suspenders? A $.99 thrift store find!)
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No, that's not really a craft, but it takes a crafty mind to repurpose, and that's what we've got, ladies! I love hanging out with all of you, knowing that we're on the same dumpster-diving page. :O) (No, you won't see me behind Pizza Hut looking for cardboard, but you get what I mean.)

I bet you could even find something to reuse today that you planned to throw away! If you do, let me know what it is-I can always use more ideas!

Have a great day!
Love,
-Disney

P.S. Nerd glasses, by now they are about as original as the "keep calm" signs, but oh well. I just had to share that cute face!

49 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. Can't get over the cuteness. See, Universe, THIS is why I need to have a little girl!

    Thanks for sharing the adorableness.

    www.modmilkmomma.blogspot.com

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  2. I cannot wait to see pictures of Paige as she grows. I already miss her 2-year-old or so self, as she was such a cute little toddler, but she is turning into such a pretty young lady, and such a fantastic model! (With a talented photographer mommy, of course!) I love it. Oh, also, the glasses, her outfit, the location, all SO CUTE! Great work.

    Dumpster diving story: before I went off to college, I randomly found a sheet (a rather attractive and in-good-shape flat sheet) with a pretty strip pattern on the sidewalk in a for-the-trash pile of a house near mine. I proceeded to take it home, wash a few times, and take it to college! I always really liked it, but clearly wished for the full set. Yesterday, at the Goodwill in town, a full SIX years after I found the original sheet on a sidewalk, I found the matching fitted sheet AND PIlLOWCASE! A full set for $2? Yes, I'm down with that. Yay for repurposing, crafting, and thrifting!

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  3. Haha!! That is an amazing story! I love that you just took the original sheet from the pile on the sidewalk, I would totally do that! :O) I mean, ya know, if no one was around... :O)

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  4. this is adorable!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  5. Brilliant photography! Your girl's so pretty and sooo cute!

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  6. Simply the sweetest!! And no, I agree with you 110% it's creative recycling :D
    Terrell

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  7. Hahaha I love this so much, I think the same way. You should see my craft room - it's FULL of old clothes waiting to be repurposed. I'm totally a clothing hoarder.

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  8. i think i might explode from the cuteness :)

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  9. LOL my hubby calls me a hoarder too...but when you can sew and craft to repurpose it's SO HARD to let things go!

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  10. Haha, she's the cutest nerd possible! I love these big glasses and what a great find with those suspenders!

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  11. This post totally made me think of these sunglasses....

    http://pinterest.com/pin/30912951/

    You could totally make some like that for Paige!

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  12. I do kind of believe the hoarder thing, but at least we are creative hoarders! I'd like to see non-crafty hoarders justify all the saving like we do! :)

    Also, totally adorable nerd you have there! :)

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  13. Ohhh I love her nerdy chic style! So cute. I agree about the hoarding, too - the "refashion" pile in my sewing room is getting a little ridiculous because I've had too many "sent it too Goodwill and now I regret it" moments in the past.

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  14. That's the nerdiest, cutest thing I've ever seen.

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  15. That is totally something I would do if I were much more creative! Paige looks ADORABLE! It reminds me of the J. Crew Crew Cuts lookbook! I LOVE it!!

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  16. Love it! I did the same thing with my daughter when my glasses broke during a family vacation. Because... they ARE nerd glasses. haha. Uh, were? Anyways, it was so cute I kept the glasses to use as a prop.
    http://www.onthelaundryline.com/2011/02/scholar-and-raging-lunatic.html

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  17. I save almost anything I can...I'm pretty sure I've a whole bag full of felt pens that don't work anymore and empty paint bottles somewhere...I thought they might be useful someday and I've already used the bottles to make little gel candles!

    Thanks for sharing...Really adorable! :D

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  18. my husband thinks i keep too much "junk" too! haha. i always say that it will come in handy one day! :)

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  19. What a great idea. How did you get the picture of your cute little girl going around and around the flag pole?

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  20. So cute, as are those sweet little suspenders! As they say, one [wo]man's trash is another [wo]man's treasure!

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  21. This post made me laugh! I live in Korea and big glasses like this without the lenses are all the rage right now! Your daughter would fit right in! I could also make a killing if I could collect all the hoar-- I mean crafter's broken sunglasses and sell them here!

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  22. I love that cute face! And darling pictures. I'm so happy I keep finding you in my google reader. It makes me smile when your post lights up because I know it's going to be adorable!

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  23. Love it! You've definitely inspired me to upcycle a lot more.

    I have tons of leather around the house, and I've been trying to think of what to do with it... so I opened a store on Etsy and started selling bracelets!

    Thanks for motivating me to put my creativity to good use. I love your blog.


    http://www.etsy.com/shop/petiteconfiserie

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  24. Not only is she cute, she cooperates for pictures! Well done!

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  25. so funny that you're talking about hoarding... oops, I mean, recycling right today! I had a bag full of curtains that I made and used for years until I could no longer even look at them, so bagged them and went halfway to the donation thing close to our house. Stopped halfway because I couldn't possibly get rid of fabric just like that. Ended up bringing it back despite the little voice telling me I have nowhere to keep it...... I'll fold it neatly and it won't take too much space... :D

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  26. So true about crafters! When we moved I think my husband (of one year) realized we may have problems moving in the future if I keep saving like I have been. (did that make any sense? lol) LOVE this idea! Super cute!

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  27. It drives my husband crazy as well ;) I just made two shirts for my daughters from two old t-shirts that I didn't like anymore They are so much cuter as little girl shirts. I also took an old dress (the long floral ones from the 90's) And cut and made a mini version for my daughter and still have enough fabric for my other two girls to have skirts. It is so easy to cut down the sides, shorten it and make the sleves smaller and sew it back together, but with the right high neckline you have a dress or shirt that look like they were ment for a 6 or 8 yr old. I love how cute they look in things that I hated on me and were in the DI thrift bag til I had a friend remind me I need to sew more and look at craft blogs less :) It also didn't hurt that I got my Mom's old serger up and running :)

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  28. This is completely adorable!!! And yes... the crafty-minded-recycling always comes in handy at some point! I couldn't agree more :)

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  29. Love it!

    The downside of never throwing the stuff away is that we become quite the master packrats. But it's so worth it for stuff like this. <3

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  31. Goodness, she is just too cute!

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  32. She is THE cutest little nerd I've ever seen!

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  33. So stinking cute! Great blog!

    I'm having a GIVEAWAY on my blog for a cute monogram french damask pendant necklace...

    cassylately.blogspot.com

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  34. AWWW! So cute! I love P!! :D She looks adorable!! :)


    www.arty-heart.blogspot.com

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  35. Love the photo shoot (have too many pairs of broken glasses (why?)) Love the blog too and am wanting to know what you used for the "pole shot". I Love it!

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  36. O...M....Goodness! I love, love, love to sew and craft. I can't remember now how I stumbled upon your blog, but I'm so glad that I did. The tutorials are awesome and you are so talented! I think I've spent 1/2 the day scrolling through the blog off and on. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with the rest of us. I can't wait to start some new projects! Blessings to you and your family!

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  37. Oh my goodness, she is so cute!

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  38. Wow. You are hilarious! My daughter is 2 and we're starting on the photo shoots just because. This is an inspiration!

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  39. Oh my goodness. Cutest thing I've seen in a good while.

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  40. I love the philosophy behind thrifting and upcycling! I also want to know where you thrift as nothing I find costs 99 cents :) I really enjoyed my introduction to your site today!
    Laura
    Www.takethatpants.blogspot.com

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  41. Where did you get those adorable shoes?

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  42. Hi Disney, it's been a while since I've been on your blog and I saw one of these linked on pinterest- I squealed over how much Paige has grown up and had to drop by to catch up

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