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Monday, November 24, 2014

A Round Tuit 233

So this is it - the last week of school for the year - and the last week for my eldest daughter in junior school! Yikes!!!
Today is also the day my parents fly back to the UK after a wonderful 5 week visit.
This week is going to be busy getting the last of the secret Christmas stuff done while my girls are still at school! Best get to it!
So what have you all been up to this week?

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this cute 
upcycled bracelet from a bike inner tube by Bikelovin:


Finally, some lovely upcycled 
Tin Can Reindeer from You Brew My Tea:



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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Fabric Fairy

It's getting close to Christmas now - but there's still time to get some Christmas sewing in.

I thought I would head on over to 
 and see what Christmas fabrics they have.
Take a look at these...









Some gorgeous fabrics there - but they are only a tiny selection of all the fabulous fabrics and notions on sale at 


Why not pop over there yourself and take a look!
You're sure to find something you like.

Happy Fabric Shopping.


Monday, November 17, 2014

A Round Tuit 232

Hi all

We're into the last 2 weeks of school for the year - and for my elder daughter, the end of junior school! Yikes!
The end of a school year is always a busy time and this is no exception, so I'm going to get straight on and to this week's party!


Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, some inspired chip packet Christmas decorations from Upcycled Design Lab:



Finally,since I've been doing some sock upcycling of my own lately - I had to feature this upcycled sock Baymax from I Dig Pinterest:



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sock Lion - more clothes upcycling


After my success a couple of weeks ago making my first sock monkey, I was keen to have a go at another sock upcycle.

This time I tried a sock lion. 
I followed this pattern  which was nice and easy to follow.
These are the socks I used.

I didn't use the whole length - so I still have a section from both socks around 20cm (8") long left over, which I'm sure can be used in another future project!

The sock lion was a little more complicated than the basic sock monkey I made - just for the extra features on the face, and of course the mane!

Before I put the mane on - I was a bit worried. the pattern said that it should now look like a lioness...
I wasn't convinced!

But now that he has his gorgeous pink and purple mane,

He definitely looks more lion-like don't you think?




And I'm sure he and the sock monkey will get along very well!



So which sock upcycle do you think I should try next?

Take a look at my sock upcycling pinterest board for the ideas I've collected so far. Or if you have any other suggestions or links please leave me a comment!


If you're interested in upcycling and sewing - please do take a look at my new e-book too - just released this week, it's great value with 5 detailed patterns for a complete set of eco-friendly shopping bags, including a designer handbag made from jeans to carry them all in!

Thank you! and happy upcycling!

I'll be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons can be found on the bottom of this page and whose direct links can be found on my linky party page.
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