Bag Making vs

September 11, 2013

A glass or two of wine later and I appear to have made a rash purchase of my own domain name – EEEEK!   As regular readers know I have been contemplating the step of moving from to for  a while. The realisation that I am now getting visitors from google search engines, therefore if I am ever going to do it now is the…

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Family hols, Guess the location?

September 8, 2013

We have had a great weekend away, can you tell where we went? Beautiful tile details, at doorway entrances Spotted some great upcycled bottle trees, always keen on a spot of upcycling! Stayed in a stylish apartment, with a great mix of old and new design:) Upcycled cinema seats for the dining room table Spotted various modes of transport/accommodation and visited some great museums and galleries:)…

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Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

August 31, 2013

This is extremely unlike me but I am beginning to think about autumn craft fairs on the run up to Christmas. My thoughts have turned to gifts suitable for men. I am in the process of introducing a new range…IPAD cases made from upcycled men’s trousers and shirts. What do you think? I’m glad the efforts to make ten cases in logical steps (ie cut…

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Creating a custom bag

August 25, 2013

What is your favourite part of designing something new? I love the problem solving aspect to a new creation.  This week I have made a bag for a wheelchair user, who lives in a care home – the brief was to hold a packet of tissues, a comb and a lipstick. My first ever wheelchair bag:) I took a while pondering the design, mulling it…

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Surviving your summer hols with children

August 18, 2013

How’s your week been? We have been away for our family holidays, camping on the North Norfolk Coast – stunning scenery. Prior to leaving I read this fantastic blog post“The Day I stopped Saying Hurry Up”  by Rachel Staffy. On arrival at the campsite my husband commented that we have approximately ten years worth of family holidays – extremely precious. Consequently I had increased patience levels with our young…

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Recycled Denim Foot Pouf

August 11, 2013
Recycled Denim Foot Pouf 2

We have recently had the builders in, lets just say I am delighted they came, and then went!!! The tot now has a double bedroom and his toys are now in his room, hurray for an adult space in the front room in the evenings! We are rather partial to foot puffs for sitting on, leaning against whilst sitting on the floor playing trains/cars/tower building –…

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