September 10th, 2008

recycle

Hara, steampunk, aviary, and recycling

To start with, because it's the prettiest to me.. check out this entry from men_in_full about Sumo.
E is totally into steampunk lately. I'm not sure if it's because a lot of her favorite movies and books have that feel, or because of ThreadBanger's series about steampunk fashion, but she is.
You can buy aluminum foil tape in the hardware section of most places that have a hardware section, and we've used before for crafts, and after seeing this tutorial it occurred to me, I've got a lot of pill bottles. I can't make myself throw them away because hey.. plastic! and they might be useful for something.. and my pharmacy uses a computerized filling system and refilling old bottles isn't easy for them since they don't fill by hand unless the machine is broken.
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I was trying to think of other things I can do with the bottles. Some I've turned into mini-purses in the past, and I'll probably do that with some, and I was also thinking maybe advent ornaments for our Christmas tree, but another idea I think would be fun is to use them as a block for stamps made with silicone caulking, this idea just makes me happy. We can make a bunch of mini stamps that fit the lid, and keep them in the bottle itself, then stick them on the lid to stamp with. I think we will have to separate them in the bottle with parchment paper to keep them from sticking to each other, and then using some sort of repositionable glue on the backs of them to attach them to the lid, but I think it will work. We can stamp paper and glue/tape it around the bottle to decorate it.
And I really have a lot of pill bottles. Do you have any ideas?
Aviary is a lot of fun. I drew this a couple days ago in Peacock. Peacock is a pattern maker with different "hubs" you use to build pictures out of. Way fun. I still have invites if anyone wants one.