I have kept quite a lot of items, some are on bookcases like ornaments, some are packed safely away. I tend to keep those that are particularly beautiful childrens' clothes or shoes, those that hold a certain significance, memory etc. Would love to know what you do .
That's exactly what I like to do as well. I have started doing something else as well. I am a professional artist and a lot of what I do is about my family friends, my life my environment. I have started creating paintings and drawings of my son's little shoes.I feel this elevates them to another level (and on to the wall), and I create something to be passed along to other generations of the family which was inspired by my son's childhood. You can see these two pieces of work on my blog www.expressurselfart.blogspot.com
I will post more of these paintings as I make them.
Yes! With the clothes I hope to make a quilt one day!I have a friend who did JUST that - her kids still have them - and one of her kids is a West Point cadet today.
I recycle all of my kids clothing,more like swap them.I save their first outfit and hat that they came home from the hospital in.lol
You should check out thredUP it's a fantastic site where you swap your clothes through the mail (kinda like Netflix).
You will save the drive to the clothing store and you're exchanging items you no longer want with someone who no longer wants theirs, therefore recycling and reusing! you can set preferences for use, size, brand and season of the clothing you want.It'a FREE to join.
The best part about this site is thredUP decided to partner with various retailers (a new one each month) to provide the thredUP community with special boxes of brand new items from different retailers that you can choose from.
Last week I recieved my box with like 5 Ralph Luaren shirts for my toddler,Gap jeans,and many other brands.Check it out to see if you like it.
Oh Yeal! I have bins of them. I plan to create.....*something* with them, one fine day!
YES I do I just wrote a post on that actually You can read about it here. I save all my kids christening gown, school art decorations, baby blanket etc..http://www.thenightowlmama.com/2011/03/pack-rats-verses-a-hoarder-w...