Be Resourceful

September 22, 2014

This week is Waste Less Live More week, the title being fairly self explanatory:) The week aims to raise awareness that environmental and social issues are interlinked and tackling these issues together is a far more effective solution. I have signed up to take part in the Be Resourceful challenge. To be honest it comes with perfect timing for me. I have been seriously tempted by…

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New upcycled bag design

September 14, 2014

I am delighted to finally share my new design:) The bag started off as a skirt and a pair of trousers.  It took far too long to finally finish the bag, but I love the finished result:) Creating a dilemma as to whether to add it to my Etsy shop or keep it for myself! I found a fab tutorial I used for creating the handles.…

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London Fashion Week & Charity Shop Shopping?

September 11, 2014

Have you heard of Back of the Wardrobe? Neither had I, or realised London Fashion Week is upon us until I was contracted to ask if I would mind giving a shout out for this great collaborative project. On Saturday September 13th, Emma will be recreating London Fashion Week looks live, on the spot, just moments after they appear on the SS15 LFW live stream…

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5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

September 7, 2014

    As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for your scrap fabric: I love these fabric scrap thumbtacks, they really would use up all those tiny bits of fabric. Thanks Jessica for the tutorial. Handmade notelets, simply cut out little triangular shapes, glue stick them down and sew a line across the…

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Zero Waste Week 2014

September 6, 2014

Zero Waste Week draws to a conclusion tomorrow. I have really enjoyed the week, it’s been lots of fun and I have met some great people on twitter, and read some thought provoking blog posts. But has it been worth it? Have I changed my ways on a longer term basis?? As a result of thinking about food, and menu planning I have cooked far more…

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Upcycled Bag Sandwich Case, DIY Sandwich Wrap

September 5, 2014

Upcycled Plastic Sandwich Wrapper , take two – Yesterday I wrote about fusing plastic to create a thicker plastic, which can be sewn. Today I am going to share with you another DIY sandwich wrap- perfect for zero waste week (anyone notice a theme?!) Start by fusing your plastic, I have used plastic shopper bags but you can use most waste plastic (sugar bags etc). Create…

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