Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

This is extremely unlike me but I am beginning to think about autumn craft fairs on the run up to Christmas. My thoughts have turned to gifts suitable for men. I am in the process of introducing a new range…IPAD cases made from upcycled men’s trousers and shirts. What do you think? I’m glad the … Read more

Creating a custom bag

What is your favourite part of designing something new? I love the problem solving aspect to a new creation.  This week I have made a bag for a wheelchair user, who lives in a care home – the brief was to hold a packet of tissues, a comb and a lipstick. My first ever wheelchair … Read more

Surviving your summer hols with children

How’s your week been? We have been away for our family holidays, camping on the North Norfolk Coast – stunning scenery. Prior to leaving I read this fantastic blog post“The Day I stopped Saying Hurry Up”  by Rachel Staffy. On arrival at the campsite my husband commented that we have approximately ten years worth of family holidays – … Read more

Recycled Denim Foot Pouf

We have recently had the builders in, lets just say I am delighted they came, and then went!!! The tot now has a double bedroom and his toys are now in his room, hurray for an adult space in the front room in the evenings! We are rather partial to foot puffs for sitting on, leaning … Read more

Drawstring Waterproof Swimming Bag Tutorial

Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops. This is where I blog about items I make, either for our home or for sale. I often write about recycled and upcycled projects. What do you make with your former shirts? I love upcycling former … Read more

InkoDye Review

Here in the UK the summer holidays have started. I am looking forward to some time with my six year old exploring various creative products. This week my daughter and goddaughter had fun exploring the properties of InkoDye. The intention was to create fabric pieces to either make cushion covers out of, or framed pictures for … Read more

Upcycling E Book Submission

A few weeks bag I spotted a wonderful opportunity shared by Katherine over on Pillow A-la-mode – the chance to be published in an upcycling e-book with Altered Upcycling. I am really excited about this chance:) I have decided to submit my jacket bag tutorial for submission, it is my most viewed and pinned tutorial. This … Read more

Laptop Bag

This week I have been working on a commission. You may remember a couple of weeks ago I posted a round up of laptop case tutorials from around the internet. The bag was being purchased as a gift, the purchaser requested a zipped case which could be used to protect the laptop inside another bag, the receiver of … Read more

20 Social Media Tips

This week has been the conclusion of the social media course I have been studying courtesy of Creative University, with the great tutor Hilary Haptree (UK Craft Blog). The level of detail in the materials was great, as was on line support. No question was daft! Rather helpful as I found some weeks were harder than … Read more

Fat quarter projects, what do you make?

A few weeks back I had the delightful surprise to win a giveaway, a couple of fat quarters of Sarah Waterhouse’s beautiful fabric. This is the gorgeous packet that dropped through my door. Sarah makes a range of modern funky designs. Using water based ink in her Sheffield studio she handprints onto organic cotton and … Read more

Laptop case tutorials

Don’t you just love it when an e-mail drops into your inbox from a friend? Apart from catching up on news there was an enquiry for a laptop case. This provided a perfect excuse to search for laptop case tutorials. The request for a funky laptop case ha And here are my picks for ideas, … Read more

20 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Glass Jam Jars

I have recently been introduced into the novelty of a jam jar tombola. My daughters school has just held the annual big fundraiser BBQ with said tombola. So what did we contribute? Inspired by Jen (make do and mend year) amongst others I was determined to avoid filling our jam jars with plastic tat toys … Read more