How to convert a bath into an upcycled garden chair

A few years back our neighbour updated his bathroom and he offered us the old bath. I have to admit he did look rather amazed when we said we would take it (as was I!).  The bath was added to the vegetable patch as an additional raised bed for our children to plant flowers in. … Read more

How to make a shibori scarf

As a child tie-dye was fashionable, bright colored t-shirts hand dyed. Recently there has been a resurgence in interest in shibori. These scarves are inspired by the Japanese shibori style. Shibori originated in Japan, it’s a technique which involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding fabric, then dyeing with indigo. It’s easy to either … Read more

Clutch Bag Workshop

This week I had the pleasure of holding a clutch bag workshop. The house was cleaned and tidied, fabrics and various interfacing’s dug out plus example bags found. During the day we covered weights of fabric, interfacings, plus means of closure (buttons, magnetic snaps, zips). Two lovely ladies joined me to learn how to make … Read more

Skinny Jeans

Do you have a pair of trousers which you would like as a skinny fit? Do you have a skinny pair of trousers you can use as a template? Then let’s get started, this is a quick transformation, you will be done in no time at all! This refashion takes less than half a hour!! … Read more

DIY Denim Box Bag – Box Bag Tutorial

Box Bag Tutorial, lined box bags with both written step by step instructions and video. Great DIY gift. Storage

I love working with old jeans, worn denim has a such a lovey feel to it and it is so hard wearing. It recently dawned on me that I have never made my husband a toilet bag, when away camping we share taking it in turns to visit the facilities! My husband also works away … Read more

3 quick and easy ways to save £120 a year and use less plastic

If you have been following my journey for a while you will be familiar with my attempts in zero waste week to really think and action a reduction in waste. We only have one world, climate change is almost at tipping point. So what can we do? there are many actions we can take individually, … Read more

Denim Upcycled Bedroom Chair

UPcycled denim chair DIY Upcycle

For some time I have been a fan of Kelly Swallow who sells the most beautiful bright patchwork chairs. Last year I discovered Pillar Box Blue blog, Claire has a love of reusing denim in projects and has recovered a office chair in patchwork denim. The inspiration from these two creative women sparked the idea … Read more

Quick and easy tote bag, transform an old t towel

T Towel Tote bags Tutorial

Here in the UK the summer term is coming to an end, the children have three weeks left at school. Last Tuesday my daughter announced her teaching assistant was leaving on Friday, could I whip up a hand made present for her… Children always seem so last minute, at least I had three days notice! … Read more

Blog update – goal setting

Time seems to have flown by – somehow we are half way through the year already?? How did that happen??! Do you set yourself goals? I do, this year I set myself a target income for the blog and etsy shop. I LOVE blogging, sharing creativity, being part of an online community, the accountability but … Read more