Girls/Tweens Pattern Parcel 5

The Fishsticks Playhouse Dress is a lovely dress featuring puff sleeves and a flared skirt. It super quick to make with a stylish result:) This is the first time I have used a stretch knit for the top, and cotton for the flared skirt. It is fractionally large for my daughter, but this is deliberate. She chose short … Read more

Rush Hour Blog Hop

I am very excited to be taking part in this blog hop – the theme to create anything in the colours red, black and grey around the topic Rush Hour. If you have not visited me before one very big Welcome:) I enjoy the challenge of upcycling a former item into something new. Regularly creating … Read more

Be Resourceful

This week is Waste Less Live More week, the title being fairly self explanatory:) The week aims to raise awareness that environmental and social issues are interlinked and tackling these issues together is a far more effective solution. I have signed up to take part in the Be Resourceful challenge. To be honest it comes with … Read more

New upcycled bag design

I am delighted to finally share my new design:) The bag started off as a skirt and a pair of trousers.  It took far too long to finally finish the bag, but I love the finished result:) Creating a dilemma as to whether to add it to my Etsy shop or keep it for myself! I … Read more

London Fashion Week & Charity Shop Shopping?

Have you heard of Back of the Wardrobe? Neither had I, or realised London Fashion Week is upon us until I was contracted to ask if I would mind giving a shout out for this great collaborative project. On Saturday September 13th, Emma will be recreating London Fashion Week looks live, on the spot, just … Read more

5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

    As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for your scrap fabric: I love these fabric scrap thumbtacks, they really would use up all those tiny bits of fabric. Thanks Jessica for the tutorial. Handmade notelets, simply cut out little triangular shapes, … Read more

Zero Waste Week 2014

Zero Waste Week draws to a conclusion tomorrow. I have really enjoyed the week, it’s been lots of fun and I have met some great people on twitter, and read some thought provoking blog posts. But has it been worth it? Have I changed my ways on a longer term basis?? As a result of thinking … Read more

Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap

Upcycled Plastic Sandwich Wrapper , take two – Yesterday I wrote about fusing plastic to create a thicker plastic, which can be sewn. Today I am going to share with you another DIY sandwich wrap- perfect for zero waste week (anyone notice a theme?!) Start by fusing your plastic, I have used plastic shopper bags but … Read more

Recycled plastic sandwich wrapper

Zero waste week 2014 is the perfect prompt to consider how I wrap sandwiches. Recycle plastic bags by fusing them to create a new durable material, perfect to be sewn up into reusable sandwich bags. My first design of sandwich bag measures 7.5″ by 6.5″ First cut the handles and bottoms off your plastic bags, create 6-8 layers of … Read more

Zero Waste Week 2014 – Plastic wrapping

Yesterday I shared my menu plan for zero waste week 2014. The next step is to check out what I can recycle locally, in particular plastic wrapping. Sadly there is a large list of the items I cannot put in our recycling bin: NO THANKS! Things you CAN’T put in your green bin are: plastic … Read more

Zero Waste Week 2014 – Menu Plan

Here in the UK zero waste week 2014 started yesterday, and I have signed up!! Yikes – I am being completely realistic in that inevitable items will end up in the bin, but I am going to make small achievable steps to reduce this. My pledge is menu plan to reduce food waste. As part … Read more

Blog hop

I am delighted to be taking part in this fab blog hop that’s going around the creative crafting blogland. I was invited by Anna, thank you so much! You can read her blog hop post here. Anna was the first designer to accept me as a pattern tester, I have learnt many bag making techniques through pattern testing … Read more