This one was inspired to me by my daughter on her approaching birthday…
Sketch on paper, transferred to an old bedsheet. A bit of left overs of cotton and organza and some bamboo stick from my veg patch! A bag made to transport the kite to the beach keeping her hands free to carry her boogie board…
OK! time to treat myself!… long overdue!. Wiltshire scrap store holds left others of leather from Burberry (handbags)… I got some of their beautiful orange.
The lining is from Amy Butler, a piece of fabric which I have had for a few years and was longing to use… The belt is from an eBay job lot second hand. The rest is stuff I had in my studio from previous projects.
The bumbag has a detachable and machine washable part (printed fabric) to put my Covid-19 gears (face mask, gel, payment card…).
The main one (orange) is for my phone, glasses sleeve, car keys, lip balm….
So I have 2 hands free at all times. It can be worn accross the front, the back or the chest… and as my husband said: “perfect for festivals!” (well you’ll see me wearing this gorgeous thing between festivals, for sure!)
I was very excited to design and make this bag, I hope it inspires others too now.
Re-use. Be creative. Inspire. AND TREAT YOURSELF!!
P.S. I “had to” purchase some matching earrings!!… details below! (UK, handmade, recycled materials)
My niece was turning 18….I wanted to make her something special.
I re-used some of her pre-loved clothes which her mum “handed me down” for my daughter. These clothes have been loved but now too small for my daughter (and too worn out for charity shops or passing on to friends) I decided it was time to “up-cycle” them into something that would be loved again!
to be worn around the hip/low waist of across the chest…
Thank you to all of you who purchased my face masks. Thanks to you The GREEN FROG Club was able to donate £208 to https://www.cotswold-counselling.org.uk, a local charity doing an amazing job at helping all of us – no matter our finances- with mental health.
Something to be mostly aware of in these difficult times.
I am so grateful that we have been able to contribute to our communities in more than one way. Together we are stronger and we can make a difference.
The whole thing can be put in the wash! I love these gorgeous and practical projects, especially when they cost nearly nothing as most is sourced in your own home and it doesn’t damaged the Planet along the way either. Guild free little pleasures! xxx
For Christmas, we have been busy making bumbags, face masks and wash bags for loved ones re-using their own clothes in the process! My children are the youngest in the family so by the time they have worn their cousins’ old clothes they are not worth taking to the charity shops or handing them over to friends anymore. However, they can be transformed into other use and needs and get a new leap of life…. that’s where we get excited!!
After trying several different shapes and researching what the best fabrics are, I finally made my first masks…So far, the feedbacks are amazing and I am thrilled! 3 layers of UK Organic fabrics, comfortable, breathable, adjustable and washable, I believe they work very well. For more info or to order yours please message me privately (incl. your email address) and I will send you all the details and the fabrics available. 3 sizes : Child, Teen’, Adult. Costs £10 (50% profits donated to Costwold Counselling Charity, a wonderful organisation dealing with mental health for all ages, budgets, situations). Together let’s heal all generations present and to come.
“My mask was christened at my visit to the hospital this week and it worked superbly well, especially as I was wearing glasses and they did not steam up!!Many thanks, you are a heroine!”, William S.
“Received ours today – they are so lovely In their little bag – almost too nice to wear and get all dirty! (-;, very comfy too Xx.”, Katy C.
“Love my mask! My son’s mask fits and he looks awesome!“, Aggeliki A.
“I love ours! they are brilliant! thank you!“, Kate M.