Upcycling denim jeans

Denim is a good strong fabric, and I hate throwing out jeans when they are worn or otherwise unwearable and therefore un-donate-able (is that even a word?!?). So I’ve had my old jeans in the bottom of my wardrobe for a while, waiting to find a project that they could be used on.

But who has room to store clothes that you can’t wear? Certainly not me! So it was time to do something. A look through Pinterest, and it seems the main way to reuse jeans is to make them into a bag. But that wasn’t really what I was after, I have no use for a denim bag. 

I pinned a couple of ideas on my Craft board. And the first project I chose to make was a (kind of) bag. Who’dathunkit. But there we go 🙂 I’m going to call them baskets.

Then I looked for some tassel jewellery ideas. That was fun!

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Book Week 2018 – UFO Costume

It’s that time of year when parents of primary school aged children in Australia either spend every spare moment trawling Pinterest for ideas for Book Week costumes…or they curl up in a corner and wish it was all over…lol. Ok, perhaps there are plenty of parents who are somewhere in the middle!

This year is our last year of primary school, and therefore the last year of having to come up with a costume for Book Week, so we thought we’d try for something BIG! And after a bit of searching, we found a costume idea that fit the brief. You can follow my Pinterest board of ideas here. Continue reading