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20 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Glass Jam Jars

June 9, 2013

I have recently been introduced into the novelty of a jam jar tombola. My daughters school has just held the annual big fundraiser BBQ with said tombola. So what did we contribute? Inspired by Jen (make do and mend year) amongst others I was determined to avoid filling our jam jars with plastic tat toys and sweets. I tried to have various themes, but ended…

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Upcycling & Recycling Denim

June 2, 2013
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  What do you make with old denim trousers? I don’t know about you but I always seem to have some poor fitting jeans around ready for recycling. There are lots of great tutorial around, I’ve started making some denim baskets for my sewing room for storing odds and sods in! If you fancy making your own they are ever so easy, there’s a great tutorial…

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

May 17, 2013

I’ve just been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Gray over at Gray Crochet, what a great surprise to wake up to! I started this blog thinking that I would be one of the only people to read it; it is wonderful that not only do others read it, but they come back! Thank you Gray. Well, what would an award be without…

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Crafty Cooks Apron Swap

April 29, 2013

This week I was delighted to receive a fabulous parcel through the post, as my part in the Crafty Cooks and Apron swap I signed up to:) Full of lots of goodies, including chocolates made as sewing threads.. never seen these before! I will be planting the aubergine seeds today, and am planning on trying my hand to making cheese straws.. I’m promised they are…

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Are you confident to adapt clothes to fit??

April 22, 2013

I know I’m not.. I’ve been watching the Great British Sewing Bee avidly, wishing I had the skills of the contestants. For those who do not live in the UK it a contestant show where the contestants are set sewing tasks, to find the best amateur UK sewer. The first weeks tasks were to sew an A line skirt with invisible zip in 4 hrs, adapt a…

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Earth Day 2013

April 15, 2013

“Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a day on which events are organized globally to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. It is a day when the world unites around environmental service and awareness, and as global citizens we are able to demonstrate our support for environmental protection.” With Earth Day virtually upon us I am reflecting on my life style. I…

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