Have you seen that dress made out of nothing but 130 used baseball covers and gu

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    Have you seen that dress made out of nothing but 130 used baseball covers and guts?

    I am a big fan of recycling and repurposing old things, but this is a first for me ... artist Jennifer Hitchner designed a dress out of old baseballs.  It is unique and best of all it was designed for a great cause ...the Port St. Lucie American Little League Association.  I would have loved to win it, not to ever wear or take up room in my closet, but maybe to have a chance at having a photo made with NY Mets player Matt Henry : ).  Do you know of any more creative repurposing ideas used or a great cause or have you seen this one yet, and what do you think about it?  NY Mets signed it.

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  2. erorantes profile image53
    erorantesposted 2 years ago

    I like your dress. It is creative and beautiful. I used to play softball in my teen years. I was the selected catcher of my school. I will wear a dress like your beautiful balls. I will be happy with the print on a fabric. I love your dress. You look spectacular. I am happy you did it. It is a unique idea. Congratulations to you.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, no, no, no, Ana, this is not my dress!  It is a dress by artist Jennifer Hitchner.  I just wondered if anyone else thought it a creative idea to recycle used baseballs for a good cause. Thank you

  3. Missy Smith profile image87
    Missy Smithposted 2 years ago

    Wow! That is certainly unique, It kind of looks like seashells to me. lol. This is a first for me. I've never seen anything like this. I love her red shoes with that dress; they compliment it perfectly. People are so talented and creative. Jennifer Hitchner has brilliantly come up with a truly stand out dress, and for a good cause. I've always been a Braves fan myself. Although, I haven't really had the time to sit down and watch any baseball lately. Well, except my nephew playing in his Varsity baseball games; he's the pitcher. I hope he makes it to the big leagues one day!!! Thanks for sharing Faith. This was really cool!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Missy, yes, I thought it pretty cool too, yet not practical, but for a great cause! I love repurposing old stuff. I grew up in GA, so I am a Braves fan too. However, my dad loved the Red Sox. Hitchner is creative. I thought it was shells too : )

  4. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    nope I haven't seen this but I am sure nobody wants to wear used baseball covers. Phew!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, phew ... I don't think it is really meant for anyone to wear, but made as a novelty idea for a good cause and have all the players sign it. I am sure they were cleaned too with leather cleaner.

  5. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    I had not seen this. I surely hope they sanitized the stinky old baseball covers. I was the catcher for my school team and then for my radio station team in our softball league. Sweaty balls stink.
    It does kind of look like sea shells. I think it is a good idea if it is done for charity. Has anybody thought about using the balls in Deflategate?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha ...MzB now you have me laughing and, yes, I am sure they did!  Yes, they cleaned it and sanitized the covers, etc.  I think it is a great idea for charity, and the dress is not really meant to be worn.  Good question : )

  6. Sparklea profile image73
    Sparkleaposted 2 years ago

    Wow, Faith, it is really cool, but NOT for me!  From the looks of it, I think it would be hot to wear, not to mention maybe unsanitary!  That being said, it looks like they may have cleaned them up because it really looks white.  Thank you for introducing your hub friends to this as I probably would have never heard about it!
    Yes, I am a fan of recycling too, and I am all for it.  I am amazed at the creations I have seen in gift shops - purses made from gum wrappers, things like that.  Also a lot of metal creations that are just beautiful, not to mention Mirror frames made from colored broken glass.
    I have not heard of ideas but our paper would probably run an article if someone did that.  There is an awesome mosaic wall in Binghamton, NY.  I will try to send you a photo of part of it.
    Thanks for the great question, God bless always, continuing to pray for you and your lovely family.  Sparklea smile

    1. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Lea.  Yes, there are so many creative people out in the world repurposing whatever into beautiful art and all else for sure.  I bet it is hot! Yes, they cleaned and sanitized it. It is for a good cause.  God bless you and yours too.

 
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