Last week, I've been going through my old belongings. Going through stuff I didn't even rememver I owned, deciding what should stay, what should go and -the things you've read about- the things that deserve a second life. The reason for this? Well, we're moving houses!
Yes, Joost and I have bought a really cute little farm house, and we are moving houses in only a couple of weeks. Of course I've known about this for a for a few weeks now, but I didn't dare tell you yet since we hadn't yet received a final decision from the bank. But now we have, and it's official: We are leaving!
For me, it will be the fourth home I live in in only 2,5 years (the end university life/start of working life is a chaotic time) So, first things first, I'm going to give you a little peek of what -in a 100 buckets of paint- will be our home:
|If it's old, I'm sold... and it has a huge backyard!!|
But going through all these things has been a trip down memory lane, all those items from our past that may or may not have a place in our future life, it is kind of weird!
Iconic in this process were all the photo's I kept finding throughout the house. Despite the fact that we're living in a digital era, I'm the kind of person that likes printed photo's. the far most of them end up in my journals that I use for sketches,thoughts and as my companion during traveling.
|photo's, thoughts, stories, sketches.. Can you spot Broen and my old pet-goats?|
Although I didn't really have a place for them, I just couldn't bring myself to throwing these away. So In the light of recycle week I decided to recycle them into a garland!
I started by making a template for a banner from a scratch piece of paper.
|I placed the template on my photo's and started cutting|
|When all the banners were cut, I found myself some nice ribbon.|
ps: Hey past-Marije, nice bangs!
|I placed the photo underneath the ribbon and simply started sewing! ( I used a zigzag)|
|By taping a little arrow on your machine, you can create even spacing in a yiffie!|
This is how it came out!
|looks quite stylish!|
|all my memories combined.|
So, what do you say..?. Neat idea or an absolute waste of photographs? Please let me know!