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Signature — Never Judge a Sewing Machine by Its Age

Signature — Never Judge a Sewing Machine by Its AgeAn overview of the Signature sewing machines (model UHT J252B and UHT J283A), made by Happy sewing machine company of Japan for Montgomery Ward.My first sewing machine was a vintage Signature Dressmaker, model UHT J252B (probably made around the late 1950s), and I can’t...

Cute Laptop Bag Transformation | Project #7

When I found this laptop bag in the recycle bin, I was so excited my colleagues probably thought I was crazy. Little did they know I envisioned a cute treasure. Even though the bag looks simple, the inside is filled with many sections and pockets. I love it. The only...

Pokemon Piñata | Project #6

Pikachu and pokeball piñatas made of recycled newspapers, Elmer glue, and tissue papers.IntroductionI learned how to make piñata from a Mexican mom who volunteered at my Elementary afterschool program. I had so much fun that to this day I still remembered it. My friends and I made a Pikachu piñata before...

Recycled Vertical A-Shaped Pallet Garden | Project #5

A vertical garden made from recycle an A-symmetric shaped wooden pallet.IntroductionThis project is one of my biggest thrifted project I done so far. I am in love with how this project turned out regardless of all muscle soreness and random bruises it gave me. ;)There is an empty space in my backyard...

Thrifted Succulents Centerpieces | Project 4

How I transformed thrifted findings to beautiful succulent centerpieces My love for succulents began when I received my first cuttings from a sweet lady who can’t keep all her plants due to moving. Walking to her backyard was like walking to a fairy garden covered with succulents in mismatched containers....

Fruit Basket Fairies Garden | Project 3

Fairies garden made of fruit basket, crystal ball, diy fairies hut, and succulentsWhen I got my own first big cubicle at work, I got so excited. I was so excited, not because of how big the space is, but because it is my own, which meant I can decorate it....

Jean Phone Case | Project 2

How I redesigned my own phone case using thrifted itemsI always dream of having a jean phone case with a cute design cardholder, so I decided to redesign my own phone case. It is not a manufacturer’s perfection, but it has all the designs and functions that I wanted. The only...

Jean Tool Apron | Project 1

A art/craft tool apron made of a jean and a shirtIntroductionOne of the things I hate the most when working on a project is not being able to find my tools, so I decided to make a tool apron as my first thrifted project.The only problem is that I don’t really know...