Denim jeans are Normally something that everyone has one or two pairs of laying around, if you are anything like me you go through them on a regular basis, whether you grow out of them, stain them or rip them, they can usually be reused.
I first saw this idea on Pinterest and it was a why reinvent the wheel moment, someone has designed, sewn and reinforced all these pockets so why not use them as pockets. I think denim is also a warm fabric with some brilliant textures that can decorate any wall. Continue reading Denim organiser→
Most people have an old pair of jeans laying around that is no longer suitable for wearing, or in my case about half a dozen pairs. This little storage bowl, suitable for putting all sorts of bits and bobs in, is easy to make, you don’t need any special sewing skills or a sewing machine. Continue reading Denim storage bowl→
Fabric flowers are a quick and easy way to use a scrap of fabric to make something beautiful for your hair, for a bag, a notepad or anywhere else that you like to put it. I started making these for a mayday celebration for the Stroke association and thought I would spread the joy. This is also a project that people will be able to make at Makerfaire2015. Continue reading Fabric flower – hair decoration→
Juice carton purses are a really easy way to make a little coin purse or even one big enough for your cards. It is also perfect as first wallet for the kids, they can decorate and change it as much as they want. Continue reading Juice carton purse→
Paper bags are an easy way to make a bag that can left plain or decorated, stamped or painted to make something unique. For my Jewellery I tend to make them out of Newspaper, as it is an easy to get ahold of material and you often end up with very interesting bags. Continue reading Paper Bags→
So 2014 was a year for cutting back on my purchases in General and especially on clothing, so every purchase was carefully looked at to see if I really need it and most of the time, I didn’t. I am a keen Charity shop browser and even when I buy from retail shops, it tends to only be if it is on sale.
So for 2015 I looked at my wardrobe and decided that as I wasn’t a fashionista who needed the latest styles and designer labels, I probably wouldn’t need any more clothes this year.
So after an interesting email sent around from one of the many mailing lists I am, a new group has been formed: An Upcycling one! On Thursday the 15th of May at the Old Church in Sacriston we held our first meeting. This was a chance for us to get to know each other, see what everyone else was making from their unwanted stuff and be inspired by each other. Continue reading Upcycling Durham, UK First meeting!→
Records are a media type that has had a resurgence in recent years but not all music is created equally and many albums are not worth keeping to listen to. One of the easiest and quirkiest things that can be done with a record is make it into a bowl you keep in your living room as a point of interest. Continue reading Record Bowl→