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Here are the photos I promised! This is about all I have to show for last Friday. With no internet, I was forced to entertain myself all afternoon. Hope you like them =)

Hello all! Well, as I promised (somewhat) last night I’ve got some photos of my most recent fused plastic bag projects. I made these for the final project in my Historical Fashion/Costume Design course. Enjoy!

 

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.”  ~ Cecil B. DeMille

So, is today tomorrow yet? Because, God it feels like it should be. Today was just one of those days that flew right under my radar. I woke up today thinking of all the things I would accomplish. And, did I do them?

 

See… that’s my problem… I can’t remember! I might have. I honestly have no idea what I spent the day doing. Well, ok, that’s not completely honest. I’ll admit. I do remember… it just doesn’t seem like that could have possibly taken up my whole day!

 

I was able to turn in a story I spent a good portion of last night writing. I really like it. Granted, I’m not quite sure if it’s done yet. But, I’m satisfied for now. It was my first time writing Flash Fiction. Ever heard of it? From what I understand Flash Fiction (also known by many other names) is a “short short story” written anywhere from 59 to 1500 words, or so. The point is to have a complete story: plot, characters, the whole shebang which the reader can read all in one quick sitting, or “in a flash”!

 

The idea really intrigued me, so I decided to challenge myself to finish one before my semester ends and I’m done with my Creative Writing course. (Which, by the way is this Friday) So I did! It’s called “A Solitary Gentleman” and I’d tell you about the plot but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone. Oops…those tricky trick endings…. Gotta love ’em.

 

I also spent a few hours working on my final project for my Fashion/Costume Design course. I’m really excited about this one! We were assigned to create “recycled accessories”. How fun is that? And, I just happen to be experimenting with fusing plastic bags these days. It was meant to be. Anyhow, the process takes a while but it’s so cool! In a nutshell, you cut apart plastic bags, layer them together, and iron them (carefully!) between sheets of parchment paper. The results are a plastic fabric. Really! It’s waterproof and quite flexible actually. The sheets of plastic fuse together creating one piece of fabric that can be used for all kinds of things.

 

Today I made a bracelet with matching earrings out of a yellow newspaper bag, a brown patterned potato bag, and a clear packing bag. I also started a pouch that I made out of white plastic shopping bags and I added paper scrapbooking letters in between the layers that say: “Reuse & Recycle”. I’m not sure how I’m going to finish it yet though… I’m still thinking on that one.

 

Tomorrow one of my tasks is to re-acquaint myself with our sewing machine to finish up these wonderful projects! So, pictures to follow? Maybe? We’ll see.

 

And guess what folks! Tomorrow came, and it’s today! Good, I was waiting…

More later!

Molly

 

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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