Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers
One of my favorite finds while on vacation in Pennsylvania

Not the store bought variety...

Not the store bought variety...
I loved the color of these beauties in a white bowl

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just somethin to blog about...

Another recycle project-ubber easy to do!
Looks like just a cut out pocket from a pair of jeans,
but oh no it is so much more!
At least it can be if you think about it.
Do I have your wheels turning yet?
Well scroll down and I will explain...

We got my son a nice camera for Christmas. I didn't think to buy a case for it at the time-silly me! The other night he was going out and wanted to take his camera. Like my kids always do he comes to me and says "Mom I need a case for this what can you whip up for me real quick, I gotta leave in about 20 minutes?"
No pressure right? Like what I am suppose to just always know what to do, to "whip up something?" For cryin out loud! Darn Kids! Actually I am glad they think I can just do that for them in a snap. Someday I might not be able too. I am quickly becoming old and feeble ya know-LoL!
So anyhow take a look at what I came up with in a hurry...

I grabbed a piece of black felt and make a pocket. Of course it couldn't be just plain-so I added his initials. I decided to use contrasting thread and not turn it out. I figured he would need something to safely clean the lens so I used a piece of white flannel for that.
Zig zagged the edge so it wouldn't ravel and put wipe it so he would have no doubt what it was for. Lol!
This was a fun little project to come up with in a pinch
(usual thing around our house).
I think it was a cool idea-what do you think?
Cool things about the pocket:
It was free, looks boyish enough for my son, he can tuck his phone
(and ID) in it too, there is even a metal ring inside the pocket to one side right under the flap (can't see it in the photo)that he can clip a strap to or even just clip to his belt if needed.
I had this baby done in about ten minutes.
My boy was happy and had just what he needed just in time! Whew!
He can be sooo darn picky at times so the fact that he liked it-Priceless!
I have some other uses for pockets so be lookin for them in up coming post~
You're gonna like themmmm!

So there ya have it kids...
Hope you all have a Smoookin Hot-Week!
Until next time...
Happy Blogging


  1. What a great idea! I never know what to do with old jeans that have holes in the knees but the pockets are fine. This is a wonderful recycling solution.

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  3. Great idea, Tam! It's hard to find homemade things that boys like, this certainly fits the bill!!
    In my son Callum's bedroom there is a quilt on his bed, over the duvet. It is a temporary one, until I make him a quilt. It is made of Laura Ashley mixed 4 inch blue & yellow squares - very pretty!!! As you can imagine, when his friends come round, it is dumped in the spare room!!!
    Have a great day!

    Sharon xx

  4. Thanks for the idea Tam, I bought my son a camera for chrissy, and also forgot a case! I have made a few things with denim in his room, so I have plenty of leftovers, and some flannel, so I'll definitely be giving it a go!

  5. That's such a good idea - clever you!
    Lucy x

  6. I just love this Tam!!! I've been wanting to make something with several old pairs of jeans and this looks like the perfect thing...hope that you're having a wonderful week!! xxoo, Dawn

  7.!! As clever as the whole project is, I may love the "Wipe it!" cloth the most. Hysterical. :-)

    A woman at a craft fair by my shore house was selling pocketbooks made out of old jeans. The pockets were great cell phone, iPod, etc., pouches.

  8. OMGosh! I love this. I live in jeans, so I would love to make one of these for my new camera. Tam, will you be selling these? xoxo