Lezards and pencils….

Making pencil case out of old favourites with my little guy!… ✂️🦎

Perfect project for a rainy Half term day…

#inspire #re-use #re-purpose #sustainable#gratifying#free

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With an old favourite T-shirt which was pretty worn out and too small, we kept the best bit! a labour of patience and love that was!!
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I’m watching youuu!
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Half way there!
Closing like a book for ease, with little magnets.
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Back to school… in style!

I hope all of your children have had/will have a very smooth and easy return to school…

Mine certainly had butterflies in their stomach…and so did I!

The house felt very quiet yesterday as they both had their first day back… but I will get used to it! (-;

My daughter uses the 12 pens holders for felt pens and 2 pencils and the zipped up pockets takes a few more coloured pens, a maths tools….
She chose two wooden buttons to close it. I re-used some elastic that I had left over from making the face masks a few months ago.

Who said “Pigs can’t fly”, I wonder?…

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…

Treat yourself!

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)

Earrings from : https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BluebellsByFlora
earrings form: https://www.etsy.com/listing/729177159/vibrant-long-rare-orange-blue-vintage?campaign_label=convo_notifications&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=convo_notifications_010170_10683759063_0_0&utm_medium=email&utm_content=&email_sent=1620432675&euid=qFVf9b4YwGw2c4tpDu_U9TZ4r_Uj&eaid=15009004295&x_eaid=d6f99e9039

Sophie’s bumbag

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!

Her little denim pleated skirt made the outer of the bag, a frill of her navy top with hearts gave a feminine decoration detail along the hem and one of her pink flowers Summer dress made the lining! So even if looking “sober” enough on the outside she still gets some hints of her childhood pinks on the inside! It’s discreet yet it’s there, just for her to know! (-;

to be worn around the hip/low waist of across the chest…

let’s Fly a Kite!

Birthday boy got runnin’….!

With left overs from a bedsheet (used for the scrubs), some felt from the local Scrapstore and bamboo sticks from my garden, I got my birthday boy to run!

Let’s go out, let’s go fly a kite!

Re-use – Inspire

Thank you!

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.

I hope you are all well. Be safe. Stay safe


Women’s bumbags are so back!

And I could not resist having a try…

Cut out a piece of paper and placed it on my low waist. made it the size I wanted. Added seams allowance and transfer to fabric… A snood that I had made years ago but which did not work in this fabric.
Can be worn in different ways.
the lining has a stitching line in the middle so to make two separate “compartiments”: one for face mask, sanitising gel while the other is more for your regular essential : car keys, credit card, phone…

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