Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote.
Another small fun project for recycling! These are perfect for little gifts and a cute way to send your jewelry to customers… it not only give a nice shell of protection to the treasures you put inside, its cost free, customizable and keeps recycling on the mind <3
All you need are - toilet paper rolls - decor ( i used stamps) - Tape or glue
Step one: decorate your roll. I used some of my stamps, but don’t limit yourself to just that… you can use old paper, photographs, tissue paper, paint,sharpie and whatever else you have laying around to decorate. Mod podge and some pattered paper would be fun!
Step two: Once your roll is decorated to your liking, fold down the corners on one end, making it look like little cat ears. Make sure they fold over each other so there is no open gap, and tape down ( you can also glue the end down) * side note… if you dont like the look of regular tape, they sell something called washi tape? that comes in all sorts of amazing patterns!
-Step three: When you have some side sealed and taped down, wrap and place your item/treasures inside the box ( i wrapped up some earrings) and seal the other end, again making sure they fold over one another so there are no gaps.
- Step four… your done!
Again these are wonderful for gift giving and product packaging. Small, sturdy, cheap, recycled pill boxes…. you can use old paper towel rolls too! those are larger and can fit a bit more than TP rolls.
In addition to today’s pattern, I wanted to share an awesome post I found on Facebook. This struck me as such a beautiful tribute, and an amazing labor or love!! The first thing I thought was, “I have to share this with my crafters in case any of them might want to do this with one of the patterns we’ve shared!” I asked permission to share the story and pictures with you all, and she agreed. :D Please be sure to check out the other amazing stuff going on at Coffee Dog Yarn! (You can also find her on ravelry here.)
(Do you have a crafty business or project going on that you’d like to share with our little collective of crafters? Please submit it to share!)
The Tiny House Movement covers a lot of territory and almost every homebuilder approaches their project from a different perspective, be it a desire to live off the grid and practice environmentalism in as pure a lifestyle as possible, to live within one’s own means without accumulating the high debt and stress a huge home encourages, to recycle as much discarded materials as possible and to practice the teachings of Thoreau and fully engage the spirit of DIY and individualism, amongst them.