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.)


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!