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A lot of recycling !!!!

mercredi 15 octobre 2008

Making things , customizing ...Well , sewing again


This is an appliqué that I made years ago when I was in Martinique , and that I have found again recently ...


















This used to be a skirt , I changed it into a top because it was too short ( I like long skirts ) ... and maybe too tight now ??? :)











This used to be a nice coloured pair of jeans that belonged to my daughter and the colour of which I liked , so I had kept it many years in a cupboard until last year I made this bag - it was quite a success with my students and I remember in June they brought their own old jeans so that I cut them and show them how to do the same ...They did nice things too , and so did some of my colleagues ...









This one is my present school bag , I made it because I couldn't find one the size I wanted ...
















This is for putting the remote controls , but somebody never uses it , and they keep lying around , ...and anyway the colour doesn't match anymore with the cover of the seats that I changed ....







In fact I realize that these few past months , I haven't made anything, so all this was made last year ... Mostly because I have been spending a lot of time on my computer , and for my work , of course , but it's nice to look back on the things I have made , and I wish that pretty soon I will find again some time to do all the things that I like to do ...

mercredi 1 octobre 2008

TAI CHI CHUAN


This is more than a hobby .
I have practised for many years now. I started taichi at first because I had problems with my back and used to see a Chinese acupunctor , and he directed me to a school of Tai Chi .
Since then , I have found it difficult not to practise at least once a week , and I found out now , even if I move house , that it is easier and easier to find a club where you can do taichi ... Although it is not always the same taichi , but I don't mind , there's always something to learn .
This is where I go now. It is half an hour's walk from home , but I enjoy the walk too ...
If you want to know more about it , well I can tell you that it used to be a martial art , and that what I practise now is more for welfare and well being , it teaches you how to stand , how to walk , how to breathe , simple but vital things ....
And , NO , we don't shout "YO! " , when we do our exercises .. : )