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Trash becomes Treasure

I keep little bits and pieces; a ribbon from a chocolate box, some lace from a broken old sheet, scraps of cloth, pieces of broken jewellery…Stuff that is perfectly useful but you don’t know it yet 🙂 (I think I have it from my grandmother) My friend calls it my “bra-att-ha-låda”, translated it means “good-to-have-box”. The stuff that is really too pretty to be thrown away even though I, at the moment, have no use for it. It’s been lying around for a while, the box. I have ideas and find inspiration when I travel, but the feeling to actually do it wasn’t really there…Until a week ago. Oh, it’s so much fun when the creative juices start flowing!

I have these crappy, disgusting-looking cushions from my terrass; too good to be thrown away but too ugly to use. I wanted to throw them away but it feels very un-sustainable and that is not my way, so I went to my bra-att-ha-låda and found much prettiness with which I beautified the cushions and gave them another 5-6 years of usage. The long cushion is cut into 3 pieces, small cushions are more useful.