DIY: Copper and wood side table

I have been itching to try my hands at making something using copper piping for months, and the Christmas break seemed the perfect time to tackle a more demanding project.  I always think winter is nesting season i.e. the perfect time to make some changes round the house, throw some clutter away and restyle your living space.  My go to for this is making new … Continue reading DIY: Copper and wood side table

Crafternoon How-To: Upcycle a vintage case into a wedding card box!

I love an upcycled vintage suitcase (who doesn’t).  They’re a really fun and eyecatching, if no longer original, addition to wedding decor.  It’s also fairly simple to DIY so keep your eyes peeled for unwanted cases and follow the steps below to see how you can transform them! You will need: Vintage suitcase Fabric – enough to line the inside Fabric glue Scissors Sewing machine … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Upcycle a vintage case into a wedding card box!

There’s a DRUMMING noise inside my head – Upcycling with Curry’s!

I was delighted and a little intrigued on my way to this workshop – organised by Joe Blogs Network with Curry’s – some sort of upcycling involving washing machine drums? What could it all mean? But I love a challenge and any excuse to try a brand new skill, so juggling my camera, umbrella and google maps I headed off to South London. It was absolutely … Continue reading There’s a DRUMMING noise inside my head – Upcycling with Curry’s!

Material Mash-ups #1: The boring but beautiful grey dress

Bring on the material mash ups!  My latest inspiration for customising and upcycling my clothing came initially from the fact I can no longer fit my hand into parts of my wardrobe to retrieve the well-loved items hiding at the back.  This resulted in a serious clothing cull, which in turn resulted in a pile of loved but uninspiring beauties too good to throw, to … Continue reading Material Mash-ups #1: The boring but beautiful grey dress

In love with… upcycled books!

Ever since visiting the delightful and delicious Feed & Read during Deptford weekend at Southbank Centre I’ve started noticing more and more amazing ideas to upcycle books.  At Feed & Read they sell cards and run workshops in making your own unique cards from pages of books on the way to the bin: thereby upcycling and reducing waste while creating lovely gifts and crafty artwork.  Ingenious! … Continue reading In love with… upcycled books!

Crafternoon How-To: Cartographic Cards

I’ve been aspiring to be one of those people who gives home-made cards for a while so I thought it was about time I dedicated some crafting time.  Cards are really really easy – get card, fold, decorate… SO here is a crafternoon to make cool map and thread cards for something a little different.  This is also a great opportunity to use old road … Continue reading Crafternoon How-To: Cartographic Cards