Jun 26, 2011

Blue with Specks of Red and White

June is winding down and we are headed into the last week at warp speed.  Did you know this means that 2011 is half over - a sobering thought indeed!

As a young child I thought time dragged on and on and on.  A day, let alone a week or a month, was forever - it must have been all of those dishes I had to do by hand and dusting and cleaning and other household chores that made time go by so slowly.

One of my Facebook friends posted this in the last day or two...

I still find each day too short
for all the thoughts I want to think,
all the walks I want to take,
 all the books I want to read,
and all the friends I want to see.

John Burroughs

This is how I am feeling at the moment!

But I digress.  Because this is the last Sunday of the month, it is also time for the monthly UWIB Team Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Red, White, and Blue.  In another week we will be celebrating the 4th of July, our Independence Day.  There will be parades and picnics and family get togethers and fireworks!  So let's start to celebrate with some fabulous Red, White, and Blue handmade goodies from our very creative UWIB team!!

My handmade item is mostly blue with specks of red and white.  I have started a new recycle/upcycle project using unwanted (and sometimes very ugly) men's neckties!  I magically turn them into wristlets that have a pocket for a cell phone, camera, iPod, or MP3 player along with a second pocket for credit cards, cash, reward cards, coupons, and driver's license.  In addition to the strap, there is also a clasp for keys.  These upcycled necktie wristlets are just the thing for those activities where you don't want to lug around a big purse or tote!


This would be perfect to take with you to the fireworks!!

Be sure to check out the goodies that are waiting for you at these blog sites...my team members are very creative and have lots to share with you!

Blog Hop Participants
Rita Wetzel (this is me!) -  http://HandmadeBits4u.blogspot.com
Judy Woodley  -  http://WellspringCreations.blogspot.com
Trudy Miller  -  http://MommaGoddessTreasures.blogspot.com
Wendy Kelly  -  http://blog.vintageday.com
Ann Rinkenberger  -  http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com
Robin Koehler  -  http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com
Cory Trusty  -  http://store.aquarianbath.com/index.php/blog
AudreyFetterhoff  -  http://AudreyGardenLady.blogspot.com
Janet Bocciardi   -   http://thehoneyfromthebee.blogspot.com
Karen Terry    -  http://www.jmjcreations.blogspot.com

Happy hopping!!

Thanks for stopping by once again...

Rita

Today's Abundance
-The mailman - he brought lots of goodies for me today (and no bills)
-Freshly picked strawberries over frozen vanilla yogurt
-A renewed interest in card making
-Androids - these gizmos have way too much abundance some days - i.e. why isn't my phone working like it did yesterday - I have no idea what I did, when I did it, or how to undo whatever it is that I did
-The daisies - they are in full bloom ...

9 comments:

Aquarian Bath said...

Thanks for making me slow down and realize that the year is half over. Pretty sobering! Yikes!

Cute wristlet too!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a clever way to reuse a tie! That IS the perfect size purse to take when you just need to take a few things. Great idea!

Robin said...

Rita,
These are way cool especially for young girls who don't carry much.
Great idea!

Janet Bocciardi said...

The feeling of anticipation of that last day of school and a whole long summer filled with freedom was so strong that I still remember it well. It goes by way too fast as an adult!

Great post... love the new use for a necktie!

Audrey said...

I LOVE your new upcycled wristlets Rita!! What a great idea and a wonderful blog post!!
Happy Independance day :)

Audrey
http://AudreyGardenLady.blogspot.com
http://AudreyGardenLady.etsy.com

Kelly said...

You have the best upcycle ideas.
I love the Wristlet.
Happy fourth of July

Momma Goddess Treasures said...

I love that idea! I may need one of those! Nice blog post.

capecodjewel said...

LOVE your re-cycled tie wristlet/key fob/purse!
Another winner from you, Rita! <3

Linda :)
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WellspringCreations said...

The time does slide by quickly these days. Got to take some time to smell the roses! ...and read these delightful UWIB blogs! Plus, your wristlet is a stroke of genius, Rita! What a great gift it would make.

--Judy

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