I decided to make some small steps at the very least to liven up the place, especially if it involves using recycled materials to do so.
Many of you probably remember this scrap blanket I finished in May in preparation for my new adult life. I was able to use many of the worsted weight yarn scraps from the last few years of my knitting career to make this and I love how it looks on my couch.
A little while ago I found a forgotten VFR sectional in a pile of books, this is a map that pilots use to navigate according to ground landmarks. I've always been frustrated that the FAA updates these several times a year and it is illegal to fly in the US without the newest one, so it seems like I'm having to buy a new one and throw away the old one every time I fly. They are made out of nice paper, so I cut this one for North Carolina into circles and put them on the wall.
I finally took the time to stuff the draft blocker I made out of scraps (near the tail end of winter too...). Now it is hopefully helping to keep the room a little warmer! Although I may have to make one for the front door as well.
Do you have any clever ways of recycling unwanted items?