Tag: recycle

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If you remember I’m making a quilt out of 1/2 inch hexis. A long term project I think. So every now and then I will update you. After a keen start here’s what I did after day 1. I had 1 1/2 hrs at U3A sewing and another hour or so later that evening at…

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Many, many years ago hubby bought me a lovely sewing box. Overtime it began to look a bit tired and dare I say, a little dated. I had an idea, so checked to see if I could remove the tapestry fabric easily. Yes, no problem. Next, it needed a lick of Annie Sloan paint. We…

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We had an odd dining room chair, so I gave it a lick of chalk paint and covered it in new fabric… Over time it got a bit grubby and Hubby didn’t need it anymore in his ‘play room’ so I gave it a new lease of life with a patched block for my sewing…

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P&Q is the original ‘re-use’ craft. Take items, usually clothing, that have fulfilled their natural life span and transform into something else, just as useful. I do keep clothing that isn’t good enough to go to the charity shop just for this purpose and, with the emphasis on us reducing our carbon footprints these days,…

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Recycling has been in my blood since before I was born. My mum was a great recycler, long before it was termed recycling. She used to call us ‘second hand Roses’, Maybe it was being brought up during and after the war that did it. (My mum, not me) The only thing I remember getting…