Turning pre-loved clothes and fabric into brand new bags and accessories.

Scented birds

May 31, 2013
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I have been busy making lots of lovely upcycled accessories for the craft fair on Sunday (I say I have been busy but really only the last couple of days. I am one of life’s procrastinateors!) At my Christmas fair I made some little tree decorations as my tutor at college said it is good […]

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Pat’s Bag

May 8, 2013
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I had a commission from my Mum’s friend Pat to make a bag out of a red leather coat she was going to charity shop: It looks a little familiar doesn’t it?! Anyway, Pat wanted a shopper type bag with a strap to hang over her shoulder and just under her arm. It also had […]

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My next fair announcement

May 1, 2013
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I have just booked a table at a craft fair! I did two before Christmas, so I probably should have done some more before now, but I think this one will be worth waiting for. It is at Victoria Baths in Manchester on Sunday 2nd June 12-4pm. Victoria baths is now a heritage site, but […]

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Bragging is the best bit!

April 26, 2013
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Ok, I know it is not ladylike to brag, but when it comes to bargain hunting, surely that’s the best bit? So here I go! After having my haircut the other week, I took a detour into some of the charity shops, just for a browse, nothing in particular and came across an amazing bargain! […]

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Charity vs Thrift or UK vs USA Bargain Hunting

April 7, 2013
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Since I started this blog, I have been looking at lots of other blogs written in America. These are all about ‘Thrifting’ and shopping at Goodwill. My question is ‘Do you have charity shops in America?’ In the UK we have charity shops. These are shops (obviously) owned by different charities (again obvious, sorry!) who collect donations […]

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Little Red Riding (Charity Shop) Coat

April 5, 2013
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Last week I went to some new charity shops to have a look round for stuff to re-sew. I have been thinking about making some sort of small waterproof bag that would be good to take out on walks, with a long cross body strap and pockets. So when I found this really cute little red […]

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Brightly coloured bargain belts

March 19, 2013
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Last week I went to one of my favourite charity shop type places. You can read about it on a post I made for my other blog here. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, but as an upcycler, you are always on the look out for inspiration! I found these bargain price belts […]

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