DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

September 30, 2018

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 for the room, including SIY denim curtains to match the…

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The Easiest Pullover Crochet Sweater – Pattern review

September 17, 2018

This weekend the weather feels like the crossover between summer and autumn. Our children are settling into their new schools, and as a family we are settling into new routines. To celebrate making it through the first full week, we threw the tent in the car and headed for our favorite campsite at the coast. Packing my crochet I have finished my first crochet garment,…

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Sew Long Summer, sewing for autumn

September 12, 2018

Oh my goodness, the children have started their new schools, autumn is so very nearly here and I feel far from ready. How did that happen?? Since participating in Me Made May on Instagram when I reviewed my handmade wardrobe I have been sewing summery items, not filling any of the gaps I identified, mainly long sleeve tops and trousers. So when I saw the chance to join in…

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Update a wicker basket with chalk paint and pompom’s, quick & easy upcycle

September 11, 2018

I bought these wicker baskets months ago, they were so quick and easy to transform. Now the children are back at school I am attempting to tick off projects on my to-do list.  With fortune on your side you can pick up wicker baskets in charity shops, they are so easy to update with spray chalk paint, then add a splash of color with pom…

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How to make net bags for fruit and vegetables

September 3, 2018

You know that feeling, you have a project in mind, but somehow you don’t get round to it for months/years! I have been meaning to make net bags for fruit and vegetables for way too long, and it really is a thirty-minute project which can reduce your plastic use enormously. This week is zero waste week, for which I blog about yearly. Now I have to…

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Skirt into a top #refashion

August 26, 2018

As the school summer holidays continue my desire to sew, to have space in my sanctuary of a sewing room has become ever stronger. When I spotted a gorgeous Monsoon skirt in a charity shop (op shop for American readers) I was immediately drawn to the fabric, an impulse purchase was made with the aspiration that the pleats in the skirt would yield enough fabric to…

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