This past weekend I received a package in the mail from Deanna over at Recycled Lovelies, a fantastic blog about recycling old clothes into something new as one person’s contribution to the environment and a year long commitment to not buying new. This also includes making gifts from recycled items such as the charming apron she gifted to me! It’s a lovely and simple DIY project she lays out step by step for anyone to do… well, except me because I don’t own a sewing machine! It was through my bellyaching she sent me the apron and I’ve cooked every meal in it since! So thank you Recycled Lovelies for the apron, for all the other fun DIY projects and for inspiring us to consume less and creatively recycle more.