Denim Jackets seem to be having a resurgence in popularity currently. However why would you want to wear a plain boring jacket that looks the same as everyone else’s, when you could embellish and make something truly original? I have been collecting vintage pieces of tapestry and embroidery for applique and upholstery and I had… Continue reading Up-cycle a Jeans Jacket
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
I purchased a simple frame loom from a thrift shop but the similar can be found at Hobby Craft or Tiger or you can make your own using a picture frame and some nails. I displayed the hanging from a broken branch I found in the garden. Materials Plastic bags in a variety of colours… Continue reading Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging
Photographs by Antonia Attwood Being very aware of all the plastic and rubbish that lands up on many of our beaches, and in our parks and roadsides, I thought I would come up with a project that could put some of that plastic to good use. The result is pom-poms created from plastic bags. I… Continue reading Another recycling easy to make idea, reuse old plastic bags to make Pom-poms
I loved this "Joseph" sweater, I bought it second hand when my daughter was a baby. I had worn it to death and washed and washed it. In the end it was so felted I got a very talented lady to knit me a new one and I made a cushion out of the original.… Continue reading I thought while we are all stuck at home and need something to do I would repost some of my easy to make projects. Why not up cycle an old jumper to create a new cushion? Here I show how I re-loved a giddy goat sweater to create a cushion.