I have this evolving space in the back of the kitchen that never seems quite - it.

I've tried several things and came up with:
That's just not - it.

Nope, that's not - it.

It isn't doing - it - for me.
I also have a big sub-zero fridge that came with the house. Don't get too excited, it's old, it has issues. One of them - unrelated to being old - is that leftovers get lost in there. Some how they creep to the back when the door is closed and start their own little science experiments.

We're not good with leftovers.
[Which is odd, considering the amount of testosterone in my household; even the dog is male.]

So I thought this would be a great idea for my kitchen area, maybe even propped up on the back table as art and function! Now to just find the right item for repurposing ...

Then I was cruising blogs and found this post that also led me here to hand make play silks. Something I have wanted to do for some time. Harrison loves the few vintage scarves that I have and some larger versions would serve him well in his creative playtime! Plus, he can help me make them!


Kathryn said...

Great idea! You'll have to post some pics when you are done. :)

Daryl said...


Not in my house, I should lend you Husband


Andi said...

I have areas like that in my house too- that just aren't "it"- I make due with what's there, until...

Thanks so much for the silk scarves links!! I had a professor in my master's program who used them for so much with kids in the classroom, and I went right to the fabric store here- no silk (that I felt would work) so I bought tulle- does not work the same. Even though I teach 11-12 year olds, these silks would be so nice! Also, the kool-aid coloring should be fun. I bookmarked those sites for another day.
Thanks again, and good luck with your functional art project!

Jenny said...

the cool-aid dye silks look like so much fun! I am going to have to do it someday....when penelope gets a little older.

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