How to repair moth holes in a sweater

Its so frustrating when you discover a much loved sweater has moth holes – here’s my current choice for repairing moth holes in sweaters.. By using needle felt to cover moth holes you can add a unique zing to the original item. Choose colours which tone or compliment the original sweater. Or a huge variety … Read more

DIY Super Hero Costume

This weekend has been sport relief in the UK, a big national fundraising campaign for a variety of charities. People are encouraged to get active, sporty and raise funds for others.

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My daughters school asked all the children to run a mile dressed as a famous sports personality or as a super hero. My daughter was clear that she was going to go as a super hero.. after a conversation regarding the unsuitability of princess costumes for running!!

We finally came to an agreement, a felt face  mask and super hero logo on a plain tshirt…DIY Suoer Hero dressing up costume, felt face mask

We used a paper bag to create the template for the face mask. A double layer of felt was stitched together and then trimmed to reveal the base colour. We then added a splash of super hero to the mask.

Felt super hero face mask, DIY

My husband had the brian wave of using the initial of her Christian name for a t-shirt logo. We drew round a plate as a circle template.

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Norwich Fashion Jam, create an upcycled outfit within 24 hours

How does upcycling fit with Norwich Fashion Week? Brilliantly thanks to the stars Kate and Jane and Age UK Norwich fundraiser Helen. Introducing Norwich Fashion Jam… The concept is simple, upcycling and charity shop clothes can be fashionable. Twenty teams have been taking part in a 24 hour refashioning/restyling challenge to bring new outfits to … Read more

Coming up – One Planet Norwich

How very exciting – One Planet Norwich is an event being hosted by Norwich City Council to promote caring for the environment. Its this coming weekend, specifically aimed as a family event there is LOTS going on. “The One Planet Norwich Festival brings two days of free fun, events and activities right in the heart … Read more

Learning to crochet

This year I am feeling determined to learn to crochet. For far too long I have owned the book Crochet Workshop by Erika Knight  but was put off  with the first project, crocheting a dishcloth. Admittedly regular readers may well think that a DIY dishcloth that will last for years would appeal, but it just didn’t float … Read more