Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you have a fabulous day wherever in the world you are!

Here's a little bit of Aussie Christmas for you..





Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23rd upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!




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Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22nd upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21st upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!




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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!




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Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15th advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!




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Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14th - upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One pair of jeans upcycled to all this...


This year I've been making some Christmas gifts from an old pair of jeans.  I've managed to use up almost the entire pair of jeans. Here's what I made...

First I made a Lesa Bag - which took up most of the fabric of the jeans. I used part of an old dressing gown for the bag lining.

Then I made a pair of pot holders from the back pockets, using this tutorial.

Then a personalised pencil case from the remaining large leg parts:

A key-chain pouch from the last flat part of fabric:

Then finally I stitched the scraps together, braided the seams to form a handle, 

and again used part of that old dressing gown for the lining, and made another small bag:


Now all I have left is some left over seams,
Which I save for hanging loops of key-chain loops like this:

And the very last tiny scraps which I admit I threw out (gasp!!) I know - I probably should have kept them for stuffing something..or other.....

Not bad for just one old pair of jeans!
Here's another look at the final result:

I'm pretty pleased with that! 
What do you think? What have you made from old jeans?

To see lots more ideas for upcycling old jeans, look in the Clothes Upcycling linky where there are hundreds of ideas for upcycling old clothes - and more being added all the time!


Happy Upcycling!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11th upcycled advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9th Advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dec 8th Sat

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th advent

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!




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Thursday, December 6, 2012

24hr Book Sale!

Time for another fabulous book sale from The Book Depository.
They will have a different book heavily discounted each hour with only a limited number of copies available.

It's a great chance to do some Christmas shopping, and with free delivery worldwide - you've got a chance to grab a real bargain!
So go ahead - take a look, and come back each hour over the next 24hr period to check out all the offers!  I'll be checking for sure!


More gifts from jeans - Denim pot holders



I managed to get yet another gift out of the pair of jeans I have been upcycling!

So far I've made a Lesa Bag, a pencil case, and now I've made a pair of Pot Holders:

I made a pair of these for myself earlier this year - so used my own tutorial which you can find here.

The pockets are perfect for slipping your hands in to grip the hot pots!


And I chose to use some tartan fabric for the quilted side, since the recipient is Scottish!

I hope she likes them!


Not a lot of those jeans left now!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Upcycled denim jeans to pencil case


I made another birthday gift this week for one of my daughter's friends.
I still had some denim left over from the jeans I used to make her swim coach a Lesa Bag

So I used this to make a pencil case:

With the birthday girl's name on the front..
And cute little doggies on the inside!


Hope she likes it!