January project round-up

I thought I would do a round up of my January projects as they were a varied bunch. I took advantage of the Boxing Day sales to get some yarn at 40% off to knit […]

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Christmas Decoration Making

Every year, as part of their Christmas gift, I give Christmas decorations to my brother and his family.  Most years I hand make them but I have occasionally been pressed for time and purchased decorations.  […]

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Upcycled Christmas bags

I started to wrap my Christmas presents on the weekend as I have mostly finished my shopping.  I have a good stash of gift bags to reuse and I had three of these Farmers ones […]

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Calendar pages to envelopes

While I was visiting my friend in Christchurch, she gave me some old calendars to recycle.  She had given me some a couple of years ago and I made envelopes out of them as we […]

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T-shirt to cushion transformation

I popped down to Christchurch the weekend before Christmas to visit my oldest friend who had a significant birthday on Christmas Day. We have been friends since we were 11 when we became penpals, she […]

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Vinyl revival

We recently brought a 1974 Akai turntable in mint condition from the amazing and highly recommended WT Audio in Lower Hutt.  It belonged to a doctor who had gone into a retirement home and he […]

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Vintage and Thrift

Here in Wellington we have a number of great thrift shops to choose from and I visit quite regularly.  Recently we made a trek out to Upper Hutt as we hadn’t visited the shops out […]

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A Year of Thrift

Happy New Year!  I thought I would give an update on my slow fashion journey throughout 2020.  As mentioned in this post, I pledged not to buy any new clothes for another year after a […]

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One cushion, two projects

I had some cushions on the couch that used to be in my sewing room which I transferred to the new day bed that we brought to replace the couch.  The covers that were on […]

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Slow fashion

I am doing really well with my pledge to not buy any new clothes this year.  I did buy some yarn for my mother – in – law to knit me a jersey but i’m […]

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