Thanks for visiting me.  I’m Mel (short for Melodine) and much of what you’ll find in these pages comes from me….The Mind of Mel.  Those things that I repost are from other seriously unique and wildly talented people that I admire.

Why the name FullThreadle?  I guess it’s how I want my life to be…not exactly Full Throttle but a more relaxed Full Threadle.  Its a combination of  the fact that I enjoy riding my Harley (since I can’t have a horse, it’s really the next best thing to freedom and therapy like no massage or visit to the psychiatrist can), and also my newfound love of recycling, upcycling, repurposing clothing….whatever adjective you want to call it.

Why upcycling and DIY BOTH, you might ask?  Like most women, I’m an avid shopper!  A hunter gatheress you might say (but not hoarder).  I love the hunt for that special treasure that no else sees, and that’s why I’m obsessed with upcycling.  I enjoy taking something that you would never think “could be” and making it “what IS” in a beautiful and unique way never before thought possible.  Sadly, we’ve become such a wasteful society and I just want to do my part to keep things out of the landfills.  The DIY part comes from having parents who always repaired and created things around the house for themselves, us kids, and the house.  I’m fairly certain that my Dad’s got every tool known to man (and has taught me how to use most of them) and while I didn’t spend much time in mom’s kitchen while she would make her famously gourmet German dishes, somehow I did pick up some of her sewing skills.  I thank them both for my eclectic skills and tastes.

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