In 1996 I started to write a feature column in Craftworks magazine entitled, "Julie's Shoebox Crafts". They were all very basic craft projects with a chatty little story, of course, featuring....drum roll please..... things that most people have around the house. We have a saying in England - "I'm not as GREEN as I'm cabbage looking", but apparently I was already being very "green" by featuring projects that reused, repurposed and recycled. I always was ahead of my time, at least that's what my dad thought. Craftworks evolved into Create and Decorate a few years ago and the column changed to "Home Remedies" (Home Dec projects), but life got in the way and I had to stop writing the column a couple of years ago. Some of the projects were pretty timeless, so maybe I'll feature some of them again here and on my website. I'll have to pull out my old computer for the files though, or maybe I can scan the project photo from the magazine. I'll have a think and see what I can do.
In the meantime here's one of my favourite photos - taken on my way to the grocery store. Enjoy!
Isn't he - not exactly cute... how about "Typically Texan".... I told you I lived in the country.