No matter where we live or how often we get out we all eventually end up using a space that is shared by both vehicle and more human powered ideas.
In fact my grandfather was telling me that the most of accidents involving senior citizens were in parking lots.
As much I would love to walk around in bright orange and green reflective clothing all the time it’s not always practical. Not to mention only a small handful of people have my quirky sense of style. So I’ve decided to put some castaway reflective gear, Brent brought me home from a job site, to use in making my new vest look a little more cool than the typical safety vest required for job site protection.
Here’s what I did to make my this boring old vest pop out so I can, look a little brighter, and enjoy my own quirky sense of style at the same time. I mean who wouldn't want fairy wings that glow!
First I found a shape I liked for my wings and cut it out in three different eye catching colours.
Then I laid out my three primary pieces. It took a while to figure out how I wanted them to fit together. Don’t be afraid to play with them. Mine ended up going on upside down from the original plan because I liked it better. Once your three main pieces are in the position you like, cut small pieces of reflective tape into shapes that appeal to you. This can be the time consuming part. Don’t get too carried away you have to sew them all on individually.
I started by sewing all the small pieces of tape to the individual layers. Then I proceeded to sew the bottom layer (blue) to the middle layer (orange) followed by the top layer (green). Once my wings were assembled I asked my daughter to pin it on me while I was wearing the vest. (If you decided to ask a family member to help make sure they like you at the moment. I still think she poked me on purpose!). Finally I secured it with extra pins, draping the vest over a chair made it much easier. The last step is not to sew it into the vest and voila you’ve made your own fairy wings that glow.
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.