February 14, 2007

Household Waste

This month's Whiplash competition is to creatively recycle "normal" household waste - but of course, what constitutes normal waste must change dramatically from home to home. Since Lara was born we've become accustomed to two kinds of now-normal waste - the adorable clothes she grows out of almost on a weekly basis and the seemingly non-disposable objects she unwittingly destroys.

I've recycled a few of these into this Robot Girl stuffie. The only non-reused material is the thread that holds her together - otherwise she is made of baby clothes, stuffed with cut up baby blankets; her (fully pressable) buttons are the insides of a now deceased calculator, and her (turnable) dial is a piece of a chewed up ruler.

Currently Robot Girl is a little more than half full. She has decorated her living space with a sketch portrait of her grandfather.

whipup (Submitted to the 1st category of the contest.)

4 comments:

Bitterbetty said...

Robots rule. She is super cute.

Anna said...

thanks so much!

Heather said...

Very cute! I love the pressable buttons.

marcisenders said...

This is adorable!