recycling, Sewing

Coco and me

I acquired this pattern for the Coco Trouser from Ralph Pink patterns as part of my winnings in the Sewalongs and Sewing Contests group on Facebook. I was not only attracted by the photos, but by the description: “Uniquely Extraverted Coco Trousers: The 1920’s were an awe-inspiring era, and now you can bring a bit of retro-chic into […]

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recycling, Sewing, Stashbusting

Sewing for a cause

When Tom gave me this sign, I decided that I would form my own one-person Dorcas Society and make some bags which could be sold for charity. My chosen charities are Pet Rescue (in memory of our beloved dog, Roxie), Royal Flying Doctor Service (in memory of my Dad), and Unicef for Children with Ebola. Of course […]

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recycling, refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Repurposed t-shirt

August is the month to repurpose, reuse and refashion so I thought I would attack this big basket of knit fabric garments most of which were kindly donated to me by Tom and Bridgette. I had thought that I would cut up all these garments to make a rag rug for our camper trailer, but […]

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Archie, GCC, Other creative endeavour, recycling

Cycle recycle

One of the things that makes me really happy about my kids is that they are prepared to recycle and upcycle, so when my son, Archie, brought this bike frame home from a verge throwout, we knew it had possibilities. A paint job, a new seat, new wheels and pedals and this is what he […]

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