Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This week is the first full week back at school for my girls - so my first full week back to doing my stuff!!
Yesterday I tackled the spare room which is where I'd dumped everything I'd sorted from the rest of the house but didn't know what to do with or where to put!

So, I was ruthless and cleared the pile!

My rubbish bin is a little fuller, and I now just have 5 sewing projects to complete to clear the bed completely - hopefully in time for our next visitors in 2 weeks time!

So - my projects to complete are:

1. Upcycle these unicorns into something else....
I'm thinking perhaps slippers?  But as to how....

2. Turn this old squished bean bag that nobody ever uses...

into perhaps a couple of smaller tablet bean bags - that my girls are also using as pillows, and that I want one of my own of!

3. Make my elder daughter a fishy quilt for her bed.
I made my younger daughter this one last year...
..and have had this huge bag full of scraps and fleece sitting patiently waiting since then for me to make the other one .
I just need to get A Round Tuit!

4. Make these old towels into reusable kitchen roll:

5. Use up my box and bag full of clothes to be upcycled!
I should have plenty of inspiration here - with over 600 clothes upcycling ideas now linked up!
So - I've slotted these projects into my diary for the next 2 weeks - the plan being they will be completed in that time!

Here goes!!!


  1. Wow - I'm impressed with your "to do" list! Can't wait to see what you make in the next 2 weeks. You are inspiring me to push my to do's a little further. Thank You.
    Smile Today
    Lisa Jo

    1. Thanks Lisa! Good luck with your to do's too!

  2. Definitely a fun & adventurous to do list! I wish I was creative with the sewing machine. It's still something I struggle with!

  3. You are the energizer bunny! Can't wait to see what you do with those unicorns!

    1. Thanks Mich! I'm still thinking about those unicorns - am hoping my girls have some inspiration!

  4. Looks like ur very crafty, which im not!
    Have u ever made an astronaut using a 2 liter bottle as the body wearing a helmet? Need ideas for a school project due next week.

    1. Thanks Teri! No, sorry - never made an astronaut...good luck with that school project!

  5. Crumbs, you *are* going to be busy!! Oddly enough today I just emptied my suitcase of clothes that need upcycling, so no prizes for guessing where I shall be clicking next!!

    1. Thanks Rae! I've made a start, feels good to be attacking the pile! Good luck with yours too!

  6. Well Jill I love how you continue to reuse/recycle etc. I look forward to seeing your projects unfold. Great quilt you made for your daughter. Much care.


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