Once upon a time, a girl left the beach for the big city. She did what we all do when we move… let go of as much as possible. It’s a wonderful feeling, releasing the old, making room for the new.
But she kept every sarong. In an effort to help the planet and save money, she used them to wrap most of her belongings instead of buying packing materials. Then she took one on the plane to be her blanket and to wear as a winter scarf when she arrived.
After she moved in, the fun began. She wanted to create a space that reminded her of home as well as indulged her creative side. So when she realized she needed a shower curtain, she took out a hand painted sarong and made one. And when she wanted a new bed set, she made throw pillows out of her cotton sarongs and a full size blanket out of her tie dyed rayon ones. If she needed curtains, she would’ve made those too. It may have been winter outside but she had created a unique paradise rich with color around her. And all she needed to buy was a backing for a shower curtain, pillow stuffing and some thread. The best part was, she still had some sarongs to spare! Her movement had been a casual one and she was grateful for it.