Category Archives: Materials

Denim organiser

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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.
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Denim storage bowl

IMG_1031Most 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 flower – hair decoration

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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

2015: The clothing challenge

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 my Challenge for 2015 was not to buy any new clothes!  Continue reading 2015: The clothing challenge

Upcycling Durham, UK First meeting!

Our first Upcycling project
Our first Upcycling project

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!