Tips for Thrifty Shopping

January 8, 2015

With the New Year upon is many of us are probably feeling the pinch after the Christmas frivolities. There are many reasons to try and avoid fast fashion, working conditions of those creating the fashion items, quantity of clothing ending in landfill each month, never mind the financial reasons. I am a great believer in shopping in charity shops where I can satisfy my desire…

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DIY IPAD Stand

January 4, 2015

DIY IPAD Stand   I guess many of you are like me, reaching Christmas with unmade gifts. At least my plan of making my family an IPAD stand was unknown, so it wasn’t missed!   Some time ago I pinned a couple of tutorials for IPAD Stands over on Pinterest. The one I chose to follow  is by mypatchwork. My decision was based on the fact that…

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2014, the year that was

December 30, 2014

As usual the turning of the year from one to the next leads to a period of reflection.. I have been blogging for two and a half years now, how time flies! The TOP 5 posts viewed in 2014: Upcycled tweed skirt 5 Wallett Tutorials Rush Hour blog hop Recycled denim foot pouf 5 tablet case tutorials   In terms of followers I am touched…

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Merry Christmas One and All

December 25, 2014

  Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas – thanks for all your support this year. Taking the time to read, comment, share, it is very much appreciated.   May God Bless you this Christmas. Heres to the coming year:)          …

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Soft Toy “Another Little Fishy” pattern review

December 21, 2014

Introducing Finger Pocket Fish “Another Little Fishy”. Short of a last minute gift? This fish cuddly toy – puppet would make a great present. I have been fortunate to pattern test for Janette from Just Bananas Over Soft Toys. She is passionate about creating soft toys, in her own words “The prospect of transforming a flat piece of fabric into a realistic three dimensional representation…

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What to do with empty crisp packets.. 8 recycle crisp packet ideas

December 17, 2014

I have had great fun the last few days on twitter – becoming rather involved in a question about what can be made with crisp packets, what would you  recycle crisp packets into? Somehow that chat has morphed into the desire to research the question.. recycled crisp packet dress anyone? This is a fab design by Rebekah Kirkland. I’m not sure a dress is for…

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