Fabulous Upcycling Ideas with Tutorials

I have been mentioning the word upcycling a few times in recent posts.. so what does it mean? Good question – I think it is the process of transforming something old and/or reaching the end of it’s lifespan into something new, adding value to the original item through the transformation.   An amazing day took place on … Read more

How to make a Rag Quilt – DIY Denim Quilt

Do you collect old jeans? Do you wonder what to make with them? Then this denim rag quilt is the perfect solution!! Old jeans are a great source of hard wearing versatile fabric. I always have a stash, gratefully receiving any donations! A jean quilt is perfect for anyone wishing to tackle a large denim … Read more

#Upcyclerevolution Update

Sadly my garden bench didn’t quite make the grade… this fabulous drum storage by Upcycling.xyz won the £500 for Neils chosen charity NSPCC But I had fabulous fun.. the bloggers were all super friendly, the projects inspiring and gumtree pefect hosts. Max McMurdo was an inspirational speaker, two key messages have stuck with me- Anyone can … Read more

Free Evening Bag Patterns

What’s not to love about a bag? My husband raised his eyebrows when I recently made the comment “I need a stylish upcycled bag for Tuesday”. Bags can be so simple to make, so it can be quick and easy to whip up a bag to go with an evening outfit. Here are three of … Read more

DIY Bench Seat – Upcycled Furniture

Revealing my entry for gumtree’s #upcyclerevolution – upcycled garden bench seat made from former dining room chairs:) The DIY bench seat could equally be at home in a hallway for putting on shoes, at a dining room table – lots of places!! Whats not to love about upcycled furniture? In case you are tempted to make … Read more

#Upcyclerevolution National Recycling Week 22-25th June

National Recycling Week is taking place the 22nd to the 25th June. I am a real advocate of recycling, and upcycling. The amount of waste generated and then sent to landfill saddens me. So when I was selected by Gumtree to take part in an event they are hosting which raises awareness of National Recycling … Read more

Creating A Simple Life

One of the aspects of blogging I love is being inspired by fellow bloggers. One of the blogs I am regularly inspired by is MommyEmu. Emma (said blogger) recently set up a six week course Creating a Simple Lifestyle run through a facebook group. I signed up in a rash moment – I did not … Read more

Give and Take Re-use Event

I have just been to the most fabulous event hosted by my local council ” Give & Take Re-use Event” – Wow. The premise is simple bring along a variety of items you no longer require, and take items for free which you do need. This covers electrical items (which are PACT tested on the … Read more