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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pretty ugly fav slipper mending on: June 27, 2015 12:15:06 PM
Maybe this was a hopeless case, but since they were (are) my favorite slippers my grandma gave me, I gave them another chance. They sure didn't get prettier, but we all know: it''s what's inside that counts. In this case, that would be my feet  Grin
Before (as you can see, previous attempts at rescue have been made!):

Just cut out the soles and sewed on the inner sole:

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / H&M skirt knockoff on: April 27, 2015 03:31:13 AM
Some time ago, I picked up a skirt on a yardsale, that I love to wear. So much that I decided to make another one. Might fit in reconstructed as well, because the inside is made from an old t-shirt. The elastic bands on the inside were from a yardsale as well. Outside is organic cotton, yay. Saved the world.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Butterfly Book on: March 21, 2015 02:26:34 PM
Yesterday, some pupils passed by on the schoolyard carrying loads of books to the trash. Of course, I stopped them and ended up with loads of books in the art store room. Maybe 50-100, didn't count. I took some home to think of things I could make the students do and after a lot of browsing an pinteresting I ended up with this very girly happy version of a butterfly book. I might do one with bats, just to prove to myself I can do interesting, too.

Watercolored some pages and cut out butterflies, the golden wire was wrapped around yesterdays wine bottle. It was empty by the time the 1017 pages were folded. The students are going to get thinner books, otherwise it's gonna take weeks...

I folded the book to the shape of a butterfly, too.

I sure didn't understand why one would trash Dahl and Rilke. Those ended up in the bookshelf at home.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rescued Momma knit sweater on: March 01, 2015 09:59:52 AM
Finally managed to repair a beloved sweater my mom knit 30 years ago. The cuffs were worn out, so after a lot of asking around, i did the complete cuffs anew. I used old yarn as well as leftover yarn (I don't know why she kept it that long, but I'm very glad). Only problem is, leftover yarn is much brighter... Oh well. Can't have it all!

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Beaded Altoid tin on: January 19, 2015 01:58:30 PM
I'm de-stashing!!! I am so glad I did this cause the beads have been sitting in my stash since sixth grade. It was time for them to go and be seen.

6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Desk organizer on: January 19, 2015 01:50:44 PM
Found this wonderful fish paper and made a desk litter bin from an instant coffee tin, the other one holds all the paper clips, sharpeners etc. that would otherwise get lost.

7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Make up remover pads on: January 19, 2015 01:41:07 PM
I think I made over 30 of these as christmas presents, but didn't have the energy to make a set for myself :-(
Old pillowcase and super old towel. Both were unraveling already, so they are nice and soft for the skin.

Link to inspiration: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frenchtoastcake/2606526882/
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Nature lights on: January 19, 2015 01:34:50 PM
Christmas presents! The right one is made from wisteria seeds. Problem is, they are very cleverly constructed by nature to pop at some point to let the seed out... I'm exited to see how long they'll keep! One already popped of with a loud bang. Twigs should stay peaceful though!

Link to inspiration below:

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Watchband on: January 19, 2015 01:26:00 PM
Since I need a big watch for school, (so the pupils don't notice me checking the time to make sure I'm still on track Wink ) I started using this old watch I had. The black watch strap it had always made me itch and I took it off as soon as lessons ended. I decided I need more comfort and made a new one from bias tape I picked up for no special purpose other than its prettiness! Now I don't even notice I still wear it!
I did put in some sturdier fabric to help it keep its shape better.

10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! I need to rescue momma-knit sweater. on: January 06, 2015 09:35:15 AM
I have this wonderful sweater my mum knit many years ago for herself. The cuffs have come undone on the edges, so I decided to redo the end with some leftover wool she still had (after 30 years, wow!!!). I took up the stitches and tried to unravel the end, but at some point I noticed you can't do that very well, because she started knitting from the cuff up, obviously, but I don't knit a lot. By that time, I had messed it up a bit and have now decided to do a new cuff. How do I unravel the knitting now without making the same mess as before??? am unsure how to proceed. Any hints on how to failsafe this?
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