I also recall pulling apart several other radios too, taking out the magnets, and trying to stick them on the fridge before my parents realised what had happened. I was eventually given a new radio, on the proviso that I didn’t destroy it. Which may or may not have happened, it was the early eighties and I was only four at the time.
I still don’t know how to put a radio back together, but somewhere along the way, my interest in repairing things extended to clothing. I’ve lost count of the amount of clothing I’ve repaired, recycled, or reworked into an entirely different outfit.
Nowadays, when I’m op-shopping and I see something like the below jacket, I can’t pass it up. I like to think that thrifted clothing often comes with a backstory, and in this case, this jacket’s tear in the back shoulder seam, told me it may have been the reason it had been thrown out.
With repairs, one often needs to develop the ability to see past flaws and imperfections, and see the potential in something, rather than taking it purely at face value. (this is also applicable to life in general, if you think about it) ♡
This little jacket was originally from Forever New, but I found it at Savers for only $8.99! So not only did I get to repair this little gal, I also got a great bargain on something that was quite likely much more expensive to begin with ♡
If you’ve made a repair to something that’s given it a new lease of life, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!