Today's upcycling project is more practical than spectacular but it is something I needed so it is sort of spectacular to me. As you may or may not know I am currently in the midst of what I have decided to call my one legged adventure. Adventure sounds so much happier than semi bed ridden invalid and it helps to keep the crying to a minimum.
I broke my foot in early August and am now navigating some new challenges. For example balancing, carrying things, watering my plants, balancing, getting dressed, doing laundry, driving (my car has a clutch) balancing, bathing, balancing oh and did I mention balancing? This whole problem started because of a lack of balance.....ok in the interest of full disclosure I tripped and then lost my balance, still I do not think that the importance of balance can be overstated here. And it is a daily challenge for me just to stay upright when I do try to move around.
I spend too much time sitting on what I fear is my ever expanding rear-end. My headquarters have been re-located to the bedroom which is the best place to sit and keep my leg elevated. The cats are delighted with the situation as I have become their favorite cat tower and they alternate between climbing on me and sleeping on top of my current project. The dogs on the other hand are mystified as to why I have not taken them for a walk in so long. They just sniff at my cast and roam around the house checking in on me every now and again just to confirm that I am as useless as ever.
I have borrowed or bought every "toy" available for such injuries, a scooter, a walker, the iwalk 2.0 and even a wheelchair but non of that changes the fact the I have a 20 pound weight dangling below my left knee rendering my entire leg for the most part useless. My crutches are still my first go to fashion accessory which believe it or not hasn't enticed Glamour or, more age appropriately, More Magazine to call me for an interview, on my trend setting fashion sense. Unbelievable I know. But they haven't seen my zipper jeans yet so there is still hope.
Here is the detailed DIY.
Step 1 - Open side seam of pants or jeans.
Step 2 - Sew in zipper.