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Rocket Costume

November 10, 2013

This week has been rather busy making a rocket costume required for a school blast off event. As usual I referred to Pinterest for rocket costume ideas, and found this great image from Doodlecraft. I made our own version, as we had no silver spray to hand to gain the silver effect I used a mixture of PVA mixed with silver paint shaken inside the bottle.…

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Bag designs

November 3, 2013

The idea of different bag designs interests me, as I am sure you can imagine:)! This week I have been thinking about smaller shoulder bags. My current range of stock is for large shoulder bags, influenced by my own bag requirements –  drinks, changes of clothes for tots, the compulsory packet of wipes, snacks. Feedback often mentions the desire for smaller bags. With a couple…

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Blog One year anniversary

November 2, 2013

Crikey – I have made it to one year 🙂 Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment, it means so much. I started off with a simple aim to blog once a week, every week about my creative journey and business making recycled bags. I have learnt lots on the journey:- Patience – Blogs are organic and grow, unless you are extremely…

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Man’s messenger bag tutorial

November 1, 2013
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Create your own man’s messenger bag – Today I am very excited to be guest blogging for the lovely Kate over at crafts on sea. Why not pop over and read the tutorial for making an upcycled man’s messenger bag, using a former jacket. An ideal gift idea:) Do check out her lovely blog, and a big thank you to Kate for the opportunity:) Vicky…

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Upcycled Skirt and broach

October 27, 2013

This week I have been inspired by Kids Clothes Week. This great project encourages you to sew for one hour a day for seven days – I’ve made one of the seven!!   I am delighted with my upcycling project – one rather large skirt altered to fit my daughter. I trimmed off from both sides and shortened the hem – my first impressions of the…

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National Knitting Week 2013

October 20, 2013

Did you know it is National Knitting Week in the UK? To celebrate this week I have been determined to finish some mittens, before the cold weather sets in!! My local wool shop Crafty Ewe gave me some great advice. I have been knitting for about six years now, and can confidently follow a pattern, knit in the round and cable. However the thought of knitting gloves/mittens…

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