Upcylcing an Old Favorite 

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If you know me at all, you  know I am a creative creature.

Among other creative stuff, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been sewing and designing.

In recent weeks, whilst on a slight detour from the new program I’m creating called 5ive Elements, based on getting aligned, I was “forced” to have fun. (If ever there could be a thing)!

Truth of the matter is, I was in a beautiful creative flow with high momentum, until I wasn’t. The “slight detour,” wasn’t one I initially wanted to take, in fact my resistance was high, but seeing I was the best fit to go down that path, I allowed myself to do the thing I didn’t really want to, very consciously, which meant zero resistance after all.

In doing so, not that I “lost” momentum or flow for 5ive Elements, I decided not to stress that I couldn’t dedicate my focus there, and put it elsewhere- into fun. 🙂

I made a deal with myself that that I’d made the conscious choice that I did, I needed to enjoy myself with the rest of my time.

So, I played and I played and I played. 🙂

I created, I listened to music, even sat at the tabla and dropped a few beats. I played like a child, filling my heart with joy, knowing that as long as I do that (the epitome of self-love), then everything – 5ive Elements – will take shape and form, as it should in the perfect time.

That said, I share with you my first creation. This was one of my most favorite tops ever. Super comfy, soft stretchy cotton, just the right length, and fit- not too tight, nor loose-. Buuuut, there was a hole in one armpit, and as you can see from the first pic, both pits were pretty worn out.

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It was really ready for the garbage, I’d even set it aside, and then the day I decided to play, I eyed it and jumped into action.

I like one of the new trends out right now, of long sleeves with shoulder cut-outs, and well, I love the way my shoulders look, so out came the scissors, and off came the shoulders.

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With the scissors in hand, I decided to open up the neckline, cutting away the ribbing, which I thought I might use to tie up the bit left of the should seam….

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There was that lovely green velour (the same one I’d worn as an eye patch when I was having fun healing my eye (not the same one in video though)),  and I opted for read thread.

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Ok- a few steps got skipped in between (picture-wise), but I was on such a roll that I just forgot to. In any case, this was what I ended up with. 🙂

diy5of5.jpgMe in my ‘brand new’ top – C’est tout 😉

As always, play :**

Big Love from This Little Cookie ❤

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