Sorting your wardrobe out? Fresh Start? Recycle those shirts…

January 20, 2013

I thought I would share with you some ideas for those shirts you may be parting with… My husband has had a great sort out, so I have lots of shirts for recycling:) Recycled Shirt Ideas: I started with making some PE Kit Drawstring bags for restocking my Etsy shop. There are lots of tutorials available on the internet for making drawstring bags, but I…

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Recycled Jumper Cushion Cover – Tutorial

January 15, 2013

Not sure what the weather is like with you but it is rather cold and snowy here. The perfect time to set too and make the woolly jumper cushion cover then! The previous cushion cover had seen better days!! I am using this jumper I gained from a local clothes swish:) It is acrylic and will easily unravel once cut. Start by separating the front from the…

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Recycled eco bags… my journey so far

January 8, 2013

2012 has been quite a year, my creativity was resparked with a Christmas gift from my husband…”the perfect handmade bag” by Clare Youngs. I was inspired to set to and make some of the bags from the book, which I greatly enjoyed. Prompted on by a friend setting up a Facebook Page and attending craft fairs I realised that I would always regret it if…

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The sales… tempted, are you?

December 30, 2012

My inbox is flooded with flyers for shops offering great discounts. Always one for a bargain I would love to spend a day browsing at gorgeous clothes, and treating myself to the odd new item. Several reasons are stopping me – what do I actually really need, time and finances! However there is also a feeling of waste, don’t get me wrong I love new…

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Homemade Christmas Presents

December 10, 2012

Time is rapidly running out for making homemade Christmas presents. My original christmas card design was pressed bracken trees on handmade paper. However I quickly became covered in sticky adhesive spray, and found the bracken difficult to stick down (as you can see!). So instead I have gone for an old christian music score folded into a tree shape. Traditionally I make Chutneys and Jams… sadly this years…

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Homemade Christmas decorations

November 26, 2012

Thoughts are turning to Christmas… I am loving this advent calendar, and think my daughter would really enjoy helping to make it. I’m considering a visit to a few DIY stores for green wallpaper samples 🙂 Other ideas include a rag fabric wreath, or felt flower wreath, tinsel made of scraps of felted wool jumpers… I do love blogs and Pinterest for ideas. At the moment my 5…

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A passion for sewing, upcycling and caring for the environment - the perfect excuse to haunt charity shops for bargains!

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