My bellydance troupemates and I were shopping and found a great Indian wall-hanging made of all these different embroidered bits. I said "Hey wouldn't it be awesome if we took it apart and made panel aprons with it?"
...another wall-hanging (the one wasn't quite enough for the three of us), lots of seam ripping (we took all the little sections completely apart), creative rearranging and hand-stitching later, I have a completely new wall-hanging...for my hips. XDXD
My troupe complains that my bright ideas always end up too complicated and time-consuming... XD