I love it and I do it at least once a week...go to a flea marked. I can always find something that I think is GOLD and have to have. But I really try hard only buying things that I really can use (or plan to :-)
Right now I'm really in love with old hand embroidery. Cross stitch pillows, pictures and anything else with embroidery. I plan to use it together with my bike inner tube books and decorate the books with it. It sounds a little strange I know, but as soon as I get time I'll make some samples and keep you updated.
I have started to make jewelry of bike inner tube again. I did that some years ago, but I think time has come to make them again. They will look cool together with my bike inner tube note books.
The first one is made out of one bike inner tube. It is cut and is in one piece and it has a patch too.
I love the idea of recycling "trash" into jewelery and thereby doing a little bit extra for the environment. By wearing this hip and modern necklace, you will not only look great, but also show the world that you care about our beautiful planet.
I have made a new design in bike inner tube - a wallet.There is room for 3 creditcards, one room for receipt and other kind of small papers, and a large room for all your bills. A colorful elastic, like the notebooks, for closure.
I have been a crafter my entire life, I have been teaching art and craft (and math) for many years, and I have worked with many different materials and technics. Right now my focus is on recycled jewelry making and sewing.
I also love (macro) photography and I am a big fan of John McDougalls way of plant based eating - it has helped me with several health problems.
Together let's take care of the planet, the animals, and each other.
I write in english - but - english is not my first language, so even though I do my very best and use spell control, I'm sure I'll make mistakes here and there, but I hope you will understand.