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Antidigger
« on: July 18, 2012 02:15:39 AM »

I've been collecting dead umbrellas for a while. They make wonderful parachutes for teddy bears, but that's a different story. This, on the other hand, is the story of a wonderful rainbow umbrella that was torn in a very strategic place and so unsuitable for it's purpose.

I'm a recycler. Obssessively, really. So the canopy was removed from the frame, the tiny end caps collected on a string and the twisted and broken struts used as pea sticks. So the largest part of thos umbrella that was left was the canopy, the beautiful rainbow canopy, the beautiful rainbow rain-proof canopy, Ah Ha! Grin. Just the thing for a cape.

But hang on, even hemmed and fastened, the rain will be a little chilly. I must line it. And pockets, everything needs pockets. They'd better be on the inside, otherwise they'll fill up with rain!
So I present the umbrella rain cape.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012 02:20:59 AM »

Perfect for this summer! Anything rainbow gets a thumbs up from me but waterproof & re-cycled makes it a double thumbs up  Grin
Nicely done Antidigger!
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012 03:02:58 AM »

That is so cool.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012 03:26:52 AM »

This is amazing! And practical! Squee. I'll be on the lookout for pretty dead umbrellas from now on :3
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012 05:46:51 AM »

oh come on, lets see some modeling of this wonderful piece!!
brava--this was a "find" because it fell into the right hands--recycle on!
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012 06:22:58 AM »

oh come on, lets see some modeling of this wonderful piece!!
Agreed.
Also, might we see the cosy comfy pockety goodness of the inside too please?
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012 08:53:46 AM »

oh come on, lets see some modeling of this wonderful piece!!
Agreed.
Also, might we see the cosy comfy pockety goodness of the inside too please?
awesome cape . and agree with the above statement - must see pics of this modeled !
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012 09:00:59 AM »

Beautiful.  I am a sucker for rainbows.  You did a lovely job.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012 09:28:32 AM »

I hope you sing Dorothy's song when it goes on.....

SomeWHEREEEE over the Umbrella, bluebirds fly.

Yup, that is very, very clever and very eco-cool of you to come up with such a clever project. I've only ever make grocery tote bags out of my recycled umbrellas. Impossible to throw those gorgeous things away.

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012 10:03:00 AM »

Aah, my wonderful cape!  I thought I recognised it from the thumbnail.  Yes, I am the very lucky reccipient!
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012 10:26:00 AM »

What a great way to repurpose an umbrella!  Such a great idea!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012 05:40:55 PM »

That's deliciously fab!!  Would love to see it modeled  Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012 02:54:01 AM »

Ok, ok. Modelling pictures in a minute. Firstly, this cape was a swap item so it's now in the possession of Littlebluegirl, so although I made the pockets at an appropriate height for me (being a sort of average girl), they may not be for her.



Secondly, had the umbrella not had the damage where it was, I'd have chosen a more colourful place to put the opening.

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012 03:03:31 PM »

!!!
yep--even GREATER than i thought!
what an awesome swap "get"!
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012 01:40:31 AM »

Oh, my goodness... I am in love. What a wonderful idea!
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012 09:50:19 AM »

Lovely and a great idea.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2012 05:10:42 PM »

Super fun, I have a new found respect for umbrellas
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