Question for you! I got a new job as an admin and they gave me this long sleeve polo that has our company name embroidered in gold. It's a Tommy Hilfiger and it's Old. Since I'm very fond of a well made well worn thrift find, I instantly love this and even though it's optional to wear it, I definitely will be. However, since it's been worn by many admins before, the sleeves at the wrist, where we rest them against the keyboard have worn out.
I could do a simple fix, but I think it would be cool to do something nice, that will hold up, and gives it a little flair. I was thinking maybe a leaf pattern because the boss like plants. I have a bit of leeway since they aren't mandatory, and our collection of shirts is just a variety of colors and styles and sizes from many years ago. So it doesn't have to match, it's not a uniform just a company polo.
How do I make it such that it's comfortable to rest my wrists and make it last for the next person who gets it?
Thank you for your time in reading this!
[ID: a person showing off two worn-out sleeve cuffs on a green polo. Three big holes have formed at the seam between the cuff and the sleeve while smaller holes sit at the edges of the cuffs.]
Sleeve cuffs and wrist rests
Sounds like your sleeves are getting a lot of friction! It's cool you get to customise your work attire, though. :)
Mending sleeve cuffs:
I've written a post on how to mend ribbed sleeve cuffs a while back that might interest you.
Before you can start thinking about the aesthetic part of the project, you'll first have to figure out your foundation. This means picking a technique to close the holes in your cuffs. You've got a lot of options here, just to name a few:
Close the big holes with a ladder stitch and the small holes at the edges with a blanket stitch or a whipstitch, using matching thread. This'll result in an invisible mend and turn your cuff into a blank canvas for further customisation.
Once the holes at the base of the cuffs are closed, you could sew a scrap of fabric over your mend (inside for extra comfort, outside as decorative element) to make it extra strong. This might be useful as this spot gets a lot of friction.
Get some embroidery thread and sew across the holes at the edges of the cuffs. Use contrasting thread to create fun details.
Sew scraps of fabric across the holes at the edges of the cuffs to both close them up and add a decorative detail.
Replace the entire cuff with a new one, either with a matching or a contrasting fabric, depending on what look you're going for. If your boss likes plants, you could use a plant-themed print for example.
Replace the entire cuff, making it longer than before and adding a thumb hole. This will turn your cuff into a built-in sleeveless glove. I don't know what the temperature's like at your office, but this is a nice touch when you have to do a lot of typing in a cold room, or when you have circulation issues.
Remove the cuff, finish off the raw edge, then pick up stitches along the edge and knit/crochet a new cuff.
(Image source) [ID: a hand poking out of a gray knit sleeve. The frayed edge of the sleeve has been mended with light gray, blue, dark gray and black embroidery thread.]
(Image source) [ID: a gray sleeve with a ribbed cuff covered in embroidered red roses with green vines and leaves.]
(Image source) [ID: a white sweatshirt with a print showing sunflowers and bees. A yellow flower with green leaves has been embroidered on the sleeve cuff to cover up a hole.]
(Image source) [ID: a gray cuff with a black round patch sewn onto it with blue thread.]
(Image source) [ID: close-up on a pair of gray sleeves ending in red cuffs with a geometric square print. The cuffs have holes for the thumbs and are essentially sleeveless gloves.]
It looks like your wrists are getting a lot of friction when using your keyboard, so I figured I'd add in some DIY wrist rests, too. These are quite easy to make out of scrap fabric and a good filling (like rice, or even more scrap fabric).
Updates from the Copper State has a tutorial for a simple, no-nonsense wrist rest set.
(Image source) [ID: a set of wrist rests made out of colourful geometric fabric. A long keyboard wrist rest lies behind a short square mouse rest on top of a wooden surface.]
Sparkle of Sunshine shows how to make two separate wrist rests.
(Image source) [ID: a single rounded, padded wrist rest made out of red fabric with white polkadots lies in front of a black wireless mouse. Text: "www.sparklesofsunshine.com".]
If you'd like something with a bit more personality, this cat-shaped wrist rest is pretty cute. You don't have to make a cat, of course. Pick out any animal head and tail you like.
(Image source) [ID: three pictures showing different angles of a white cat-shaped wrist rest lying in front of a black keyboard. The cat is wearing squared glasses and has the words "I'm Adorkable" embroidered on its rear end.]
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SO after the joke I made about South Node persona charts the other day, it occurred to me not many people know how to make persona charts. As somebody who used to ask how to do it constantly and eventually just gave up and figured it out on my own because nobody ever responded (yes I'm bitter about it), I'll save you a bunch of frustration and tell you myself!
Persona Charts I like making and what they represent:
to be clear, you can make a persona chart for ANY planet/asteroid/angle/etc. in your natal chart, these are just the ones I like
Juno Persona Chart (#3): shows how we view our future spouse + what placements they might have
Asteroid DNA Persona Chart (#55555): shows how we view our first child + some natal placements they might have
Ascendant Persona Chart: Gives more detail on how we look + gives more detail as to how we come off during first impressions + more detail about our "vibes" if you will
South Node Persona chart: If you believe in past lives, this one can represent what you were like + some natal placements you had
yeah if you couldn't tell I prefer easier to interpret persona charts...things like Saturn Persona Charts hurt my brain I applaud the people who can read those
How I make persona Charts:
I know half directions are super obvious and literal but as somebody who needs obvious and literal directions 24/7, I like it when things are written out like this
1. First, click this link (I prooooomise it's safe I wouldn't send you guys to the dark web)
2. Then either make an account or be a guest user (it doesn't matter which one you choose) and fill out the needed information
3. Fabulous! You're in. Now, in the area labeled "sections" , which is very close to the top and should be under where it says "Horoscope for: [whatever name you put]", you'll see that "chart type" is set to Natal chart
4. You don't want that right now. So, your going to click the pull down menu for "chart type" and scroll all the way down until you see a section clearly labeled "- OTHER CHARTS -" pick the 6th one down labeled "persona chart"
You could do 9 persona chart (which is the option right above it) but it only focuses on your planets and nothing else, also doesn't make a table for your aspects and is blurry
5. Omg wow look at you go. So intelligent. Now press the big blue button that says "click here to show chart"
6. At the top, you'll see the Persona Chart type is defaulted to Moon, so if you don't want a Moon persona chart then click the pull down menu and change it to what you want
Extra information if you want a South Node Persona Chart:
1. Do the first 4 steps listed above but do not do step 5 yet
2. Scroll down to "display and calculation options" which is not far beneath "sections". If it's not open, click it.
3. Over on the left side, 4th down from the top, you'll see an option labeled "Descending Node". Click that box.
4. Now do step 5 and 6
Extra information if you want an Asteroid Persona Chart:
1. Do the first 4 steps listed under my first set of directions but do not do step 5 yet
2. Scroll down to "additional objects" which is not far beneath "sections". If it's not open, click it.
3. If you can find the names of the Asteroid(s) you want over in the scroll down menu, then go ahead and select them
4. If you want to do "manual entry" instead (which I recommend), then put in the asteroid number(s) of the asteroid(s) you want in there
5. Use commas separating each full asteroid number if there are multiple entries (example: 3, 55555, 1). Look up the numbers if needed.
it says you can put the names of asteroids in manual entry but that never works for me. if it works for you, great! but I'm just letting you know
6. Now do step 5 and 6 listed under my first set of directions
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In case you writers ever wondered. Made by Carrie Patrick on Facebook.
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So simple yet so effective!
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How to Make a Flower Crown!
I made myself a flower crown today and I wanted to share it with you all. Flower Crowns are really awesome, and everyone deserves one.
I used the Weaving method, detailed below in the link provided! Here's a visual guide as well, if you're a visual learner like myself.
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How I make 🔥
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If you want different results for next year, then take different actions. Do better, try smarter, sharpen your focus. Work smart, not hard. You can’t keep doing the same thing year by year and expect anything but the same results, same relationships, and same (or lack of) success.
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Hi! I absolute love your blog! So many awesome ideas to try out! I wanted to ask: When I buy (usually knitted ) sweaters I have the problem that most of the time the arms end about ten centimeters short of my wrists. I started crocheting (I can't knit) extensions to their ends but I wanted to ask whether maybe you have some other ideas? Thank you very much! Have a good day!
Lengthening sweater sleeves
Crochet's a great way to lengthen your sleeves, and so is knitting! Just pick up stitches around the edge of your sleeve (knitting/crochet) and start working as if it was a new project.
You could also add extra fabric to your sleeves. Good items to reuse for this are old socks, old sweaters, fingerless gloves, ruffles, lace, old shirts, or other fabric scraps made of a similar fabric as your original sweater. Try to match the amount of stretch the fabric of your original item has to make sure your hands will still fit through your new cuff.
Instead of altering the cuff, you could also cut your sleeve and insert extra fabric at the cut you've made. This way, you get to keep the original cuff.
If you don't feel like altering every sweater you own, you could also make a separate pair of wrist warmers that look nice with your sweater collection.
If you ever need to mend your new cuffs, check out my post on mending ribbed cuffs.
(Image source) [ID: close-up of a sleeve of a brown speckled coat that has been extended with brown crochet.]
(Image source) [ID: close-up of a yellow sleeve that has been lengthened with a red floral fabric ruffle.]
(Image source) [ID: gray knit wrist warmer with a white lace edge and a decorative metal button.]
(Image source) [ID: close-up of a pair of hands wearing red knit mittens. There's a gap between the end of the mittens and the ends of the sleeves of the black coat the person is wearing. The coat sleeves have been extended with black ribbed socks.]
(Image source) [ID: close-up of the end of a blue shirt sleeve that has been extended by sewing the cuff of a white shirt sleeve to the original shirt's cuff. Text: "sewsewneat.com".]
(Image source) [ID: close-up of two sleeve black cuffs. The sleeve itself is made of floral fabric and has been cut a short distance away from the cuff. A black strip of fabric has been sewn between the sleeve and the cut-off cuff.]
(Image source) [ID: a patchwork sleeve cuff. The original knit sweater sleeve has been extended with three different types of blue fabric. The bottom part of the sleeve's side seam has been cut open, and a white piece of lace has been inserted between the two seam edges.]
(Image source) [ID: a green hooded jacket. Green cuffs of a knit sweater have been sewn onto the original sleeve cuffs.]
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One of my current projects is making paper from the mountain of old scrap paper we have piling up in the kitchen!
The first step is to rip the old paper into little pieces. Any paper should work as long as it isn't glossy, but it's worth considering that sheets with a lot of dark ink will affect the colouring of your finished paper.
Add enough warm water to cover all the paper scraps and leave them to soak overnight.
Put your paper soup into a blender and whizz it into a delicious paper smoothie! Probably don't drink it though. At this stage you can alter the colour of your paper by adding a few drops of food colouring.
Stretch a piece of cloth or mesh over a frame and pour on the paper pulp. Obviously the thinner and smoother it is the finer (but potentially more delicate) your paper will be. They type of cloth you use may also affect the texture your paper ends up with. If you want to add anything for decoration, now's the time! Use moss, tree bark, flower petals, leaves, whatever you like. You can even add seeds to make seed paper which can be planted - this is a great way to share wildflower seeds.
The time it takes for your paper to dry will depend on how thick and wet the pulp is. I've found it generally takes about 24 hours. Once dry, carefully peel the paper away from the cloth frame and trim off any untidy edges.
I used my finished paper to display pressed flowers. It makes a great addition to scrapbooks and junk journals, and would be an exciting extra to send to a pen pal! If you're into witchcraft you could add herbs to your paper pulp and use them as spell sheets ✨🌱✨
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HOW TO: Disable Highlight/Copy
I decided to put my computer degree to good use and put this little How To together to help with the plagiarism problem because I’m sick of it.
This will disable text highlighting on your blog pages so they can’t use copy.
Sorry I didn’t do this sooner. I haven’t done coding in a while
Not sure if someone else has already done this
This should work on desktop but likely not on app because that’s a whole other thing
I have not thoroughly tested this but it seems to work on mine on my blog page itself
Reblog and tag your fellow/favorite content creators. Feel free to send me a message directly if you have questions. I hope this helps, darlings. I love you all.
OKAY HERE WE GO.
STEP 1: Go to your blog page. Choose Edit Appearance from these options at the upper right.
STEP 2: Click on Edit HTML
STEP 3: Press CTRL+F. Type in </body> or just scroll to the bottom. It should be near or at the very bottom.
STEP 4: Input this code under </body>
<BODY onselectstart=”return false;” ondragstart=”returnfalse;”>
It should look like this:
STEP 5: Click Update Preview and check on the side if it is working. You shouldn’t be able to highlight now.
STEP 6: SAVE IT!
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what does “ leveling up” mean
3 simple steps:
1. Build yourself up emotionally, spiritually, physically & mentally
2. Meet great like-minded people whom you share similar goals with
3. allow the ones that want to be in your life and make sense to stay, and think about who you need to cut ties with ? Who’s stressing you out ? Who’s not a good friend ? let the ones that want to leave, leave- never force or wonder why people don’t want to be there. And never be afraid to cut toxic/ unemotionally Available people out of your life! This allows more room for abundance in any form ( people, love, money, happiness)
- you can not gain new blessings if you don’t have any where for it to go!! Let go of the old so that you have space for new things to grow.
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Dog food and liver paste
I simply took her dry food, poured some warm water on it until soft, added liver paste and mashed it all together (mixed)
Put it all in ice trays and into the freezer!
I added the liver to boozt the taste, it works totally fine without it if your dog already like their food!
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Nothing is worth sacrificing your mental health or wellbeing over. Understand the depth of that statement. Nothing and I mean absolutely nothing is worth sacrificing your mental health over.
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How to make Cold Coffee
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