Bumbag/FaceMask Combo!

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!!

A pair of corduroy trousers (hole on both knees) and left overs of felt from the scrap store to add a dash of colours…
Lining is part of bed duvet cover from scrubs making earlier in the year…nothing is wasted! Zip is also from the scrap store.
My niece will enjoy some flowery colourful prints made out of left over from previous projects in the classroom…
The pockets can be used again like when it was a pair of shorts! but for house keys or phone nowadays…how time flies! I remember my nephew wearing these shorts…
At the back, Eddy can put his belt through the original belt tabs… It has been sewn on the top seam only so he can also still use these pockets.
with one little boy’s shirt I made 2 bumbags and since the teenagers I made these for are cousins they both used to wear it! lets see if they recognise it..
This time is a classic denim and shirt… from their uncle’s pre-loved clothes!


There is a new fabric and a new mask: a beautiful organic cotton in plain grey.

It has the same “features” as the others: 3 layers, all organic fabrics, breathable, comfortable, adjustable elastics, washable etc…

Fabric sourced from a family business with great organic credentials and based here in Gloucestershire. To order yours please send me a quick email and I will get back to you with more info.

“We absolutely love our masks. Super soft and comfy. Kids wear them happily and just ordered this one for Skip! Thank you lovely xxx”, Juliet L.

Face Masks

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.



Scrubs…The End

OK! so after sewing 30 sets of scrubs- which is just over 100 items- and £100 raised for the NHS over 6 weeks, I am happy!

Thank you for all your help, may it have been in the form of cash, fabric or words of encouragement, I simply could not have done it without you all. I am truly humbled, grateful and so excited to know that I have friends out there ready to trust me and help me out!? (yes! it took a worldwide pandemic for my stubborn mind to believe it!

Mr Price, headmaster in Westonbirt Prep School showcasing his scrubs set for the Telegraph newspaper. I was so pleased to read that he liked it and that it did fit him!! it’s nice to see your work “in-situ”
Tracing my paper pattern to have a copy for each size.
after printing the patterns they needed to be put together like a puzzle. it was very clearly indicated. It was so helpful.
Donation from my local sewing shop, Loose Ends fabrics. So generous.
Each set was sent in its own wash bag so the wearer would get changed before leaving the work place and put it all in the washing machine until the next day…
Sets going to the Southampton hospital Children with Cancer Department. Trying to cheer them up……
A rare moment with my pal, outside in daytime (or just about!)
Health visitors sets
Prep school sets
Nursery sets

Together, not only have we helped a vital cause but also made the world a little bit safer and the people a little bit happier. And at the moment, that is huuuuge!

Thank you, I love you too!! Stay safe!


Bumbag returns!

The Green Frog Club is back! And we have already started working on the famous, the wonderful…..bumbaaaag!! (I know! I NEVER thought I’d say that!) but it makes sense for the sake of the children’s back, to carry their money for “Friday Tuck-Shop” without losing it, their snacks so their boxes dont get spread around the playground! you know?! all these occasions where you are not with them to do it for them! 🤣🤸‍♀️ok so with paper with made the patterns on week 1 thinking of shapes, with gorgeous scraps we cut-out our pieces on week2. this week we shall start sewing…the zip!!

Paper pattern drawing then adding seam allowances. Looking at the different pieces to cut and in which shapes/sizes… Our Little engineers’ minds working to flatten the 3D object that we are trying to make…
Choose between old jeans and scraps before cut our bits, remember: “think twice, cut once”!

Everyone has a little idea of what they want on the front so it’s a “google image” and a print…

then it’s the zip…

Eventually we will come to that! but even better! (-; Watch this page!

Convertible handbag/backbag…

When you know that your handbag is annoying falling off your shoulder all the time but yet, so much more stylish than a backpack that you keep using it anyway?!… 
That’s me! And my birthday was on its way…
So I decided to imagine my own bag, draw it on paper, played with fabrics I had at home (from old personal stash to local scrapstore leather via Vintage second hand sale…), added my seams allowance and started sewing… and Voila! I used it to go to France this Summer and to little trips to the zoo for example and it worked a treat!

My dolly has a new dress!…

From a big piece of “dot and cross paper” (dressmaker’s paper to make patterns) to these, I am very happy with the work achieved by the children this term, what a great year to end their first year with the GREEN FROG sewing club! The dolls became great pals along the process too! (-;

Hem hem!…

Learn how to hem your trousers, save money, help Breast Cancer!

The GREEN FROG Club was delighted on Friday to welcome very enthusiastic women to take part of our very special “Hem hem” workshop!

We learned how to make a clean professional hem on trousers such as jeans or Summer linen trousers but also skirts.

It was a very positive and exciting workshop. We raised £30. Thank you to all of you for coming! you learnt a new skill saving you money but also you helped a very good cause @Breast Cancer Now.