Easy DIY embroidered cushion cover, upcycled sweater

Update your home with this gorgeous embroidered cushion cover. This tutorial will take your envelope cushion cover up to the next level with hand embroidered trees, perfect for snuggling up and enjoying the long winter evenings. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen me sharing pictures of the cushion in the making. The trees are inspired by … Read more

How to make a DIY cutting board clock

Bring the beach shoreline into your home with this repurposed and upcycled coastal clock! I will show you how to make your own rustic wood clock using a former cutting board and a simple clock kit. Clock kits come in a variety of sizes and styles.  When ordering the clock kit, make sure to consider … Read more

Denim DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar, Reusable Advent Calendar

My passion for repurposing old ripped jeans just has to be directed towards Christmas decorations – in particular, a DIY mini stocking advent calendar. Perfect for mini gifts, chocolates, Christmas activities  (read on for a free downloadable list of activities for your own advent calendar). But be warned this project takes a little time – note … Read more

DIY Wallet – upcycle a bicycle tyre

DIY Bicycle Tyre Wallet

I happen to have rather a lot of men in my family, each fortunate to have disposable income. This can make gift giving rather tricky. Last year I crocheted hats, which were very successful,  it may have been the fact is was snowing at the time of receiving them?! This year I am making a … Read more

How to organize a sewing room on a budget

It may take a little more time but organizing a sewing room on a budget can be great fun, the process draws on your creativity. There is no doubt I have spent hours contemplating the organization of a sewing room as I have gradually sorted mine out… With a low budget in mind,  I was sure there was an … Read more

DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

Gradually we have been working towards my goal of a hotel style relaxing bedroom – using the denim rag quilt I made a few years back as the starting point, plus the DIY headboard. Much as I love upcycling I am not an interior designer. So when my husband suggested we make denim the theme … Read more

How to reupholster a dining room chair with denim pockets

DIY Denim Chair, seat reupholstered in denim jeans

I am passionate about using what I have, making the most of available resources. Whilst making the denim curtains for our bedroom I unpicked and saved all the denim pockets from the former jeans ready for a new project. My initial thoughts were to make a doormat but when my husband mentioned a chair for his … Read more

Drawer Shelf DIY

I have to admit I have always fancied turning a drawer into shelves – I think they look super cool. So the opportunity to create a drawer shelf DIY tutorial for a magazine article was perfect.  The bathroom can be a little bland, a drawer shelf can provide a spot of colour plus a focus point. Transforming … Read more

Denim Peg Bag Pattern

A couple of years ago I made my lovely sister-in-law a peg bag for her flat in Amsterdam, for her balcony. Much as I liked the peg bag, the opening for the pegs was a little wide. Unfortunately, it blew away, but this gave me a chance to modify my design. I was happy to remake the peg … Read more