Archive | May, 2013

Once were… Trousers

20 May

I had this pair of brown trousers which have been left unused in the closet for a zillion years because…. well, basically because they didn’t fit me anymore! Sigh… 😦

So I decided to try an experiment: cut them at the knee and with the remnant enlarge both sides. I was inspired by an old pair of jeans that I bought almost 20 years ago in Carnaby Street, London, during a study-holiday. Well, in that case the inserts were made of cotton printed with “Stars and Stripes”… 😐

It took me quite a while to complete the task because first I had to do a lot of unstitching. Then I pinned the sides and adjusted them to fit me, and, at last I sew the whole.

It was my first time trying something so “complicated” but I think it didn’t come out too bad, after all.  Anyway, I added a belt to conceal the little imperfections… and here are my brand new re-styled trousers-turned-bermuda! And they also fit pretty well now. 😀


Trousers turned into Bermuda shorts

From Trousers to Bermuda shorts....
From Trousers to Bermuda shorts…. view from the side.

For patience and protection

6 May

Last Saturday, Paola and I went to our local gemstones shop because they were presenting their “Summer Gem Collection”… and obviously we have been able to spend some money….

The Summer Gem Collection was amazing but far too pricey so I ended up with buying some agate and howlite with which I made a Summer necklace…. well, we still have to see some Summer here, actually! It has been raining since last March and we don’t see the end of it!

Anyway, here is my Summer necklace… I’m afraid the picture doesn’t make it justice. It is much nicer in real.

On another note, I read somewhere on the web that Howlite is a super-calming stone and many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds and teaches patience, moreover if you place a howlite stone in your pocket it will absorb your own anger… While Agate attracts strength and is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains… these extra features make it an ideal necklace for me! 😉

Agate and Howlite necklace

Agate and Howlite necklace


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