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Chair makeovers during the time of Covid

I was recently given a small broken chair to repair for my youngest grandson, and so I persuaded The Significant Other to make a new seat for it. Chair in need of TLC Once the chair seat had been replaced , I gave it a coat of primer. Prime the chair before painting When the… Continue reading Chair makeovers during the time of Covid

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How to dye fabric using berries

Use the dyed fabric to wrap presents The Japanese have been fabric wrapping, Furoshiki, for years so why are we still wasting paper to wrap presents? By fabric wrapping you are giving an extra present, and the recipient can re-use it. As berries are plentiful at the moment it is a great time to make… Continue reading How to dye fabric using berries

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Recycle plastic bags to make pompoms

Today I am posting a very easy to project that you can make during lock down. All you need are plastic bags, scissors, cardboard or a 'pom pom maker' and string. I am not suggesting for one moment that you waste usable plastic bags, but once they are no longer viable they can be cut… Continue reading Recycle plastic bags to make pompoms

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Recycle sheets to make, dirty uniform, laundry bags for NHS and Care Workers

Having recently posted about using pillowcases to make bags for NHS dirty uniforms, I have been making more and more, and as with anything one does repetitively, I have found different ways to improve the design and speed of making. Being in lockdown I reorganised my bed linen and decided to re-use the sheets with… Continue reading Recycle sheets to make, dirty uniform, laundry bags for NHS and Care Workers