up-cycling

flip-up-cycle shades

flip upcycle

my last clip on sunshades broke finally so I ordered new ones, this time wiser to get them with a flip up mechanism. (that’s how the old ones broke, taking them off every time I went indoors). After the receipt of my order (top) some up-cycling was necessary using watercolor paper and japanese origami paper. Method as always as seen in Ross Barberas’ blog and videos.


upcycling in pink

pinkdress1

another installment of combining a simple shirt/dress from L**l with 2 20 year old mini-dresses. The dress was shortened, pockets added (I don’t know how one can have a dress without pockets?) and the belt discarded. Interesting is the material the dress is made of, called Lyocell made of wood-pulp. I might yet print the dress as well but still have to do some testing on scraps, seeing that I have never used it before.

Bought the dress while my water-lilies were in bloom, so maybe was influenced there.


upcycling for summer

dress 20182

last year I bought a linen dress at Li** white and simple, which I decorated using lino print. I never wore the dress because I really don’t like white clothes and the sleeves were not really what I like. So this year I dyed the whole thing emerald green, added pockets, cut off the sleeves, changed the neckline and did some more printing and now I can wear it.

shorts 2018

2 more shorts from Li** and 2 old trousers and 2 very old miniskirts make together 2 pairs of shorts and two skirt-shorts.


birthday undercut

undercut

for my birthday a bigger undercut dyed green by Ed.


pond goes baroque

new pond 3

when renovating our bathroom we finally managed to take out that silly Jacuzzi tub, transport it down to the terrace and replace the old flowerpot pond there. All it needed now was a new surround covering the weird shape of it. Marine plywood painted with 2K boat paint, Lino print for that baroque feel, and two waterproof solar LEDs found on sale.

new pond 2new pond 1

the skirt is marine ply on the straight bit and Styrofoam ceiling trim for the curved part.

now all I have to do is wait for the water lillies to come up and the iris to grow back to their previous size. (and maybe paint that water spout)

 


horse’s new friend

horseandparrot

the horse has acquired a new friend over Christmas, a dutch speaking parrot making a lot of noise.