Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday Spotlight

Welcome to the last Saturday Spotlight for the year!
It will also be the last for a few weeks as I'll be away travelling in Asia! 

First of all some crafty features:



And some tasty things too!



Hope you enjoyed all those features! 

I'd like to wish everyone a very 
Happy New Year!

All the best for a fabulous 2015. I hope you'll continue to stop by and link up your projects each week!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Meet Mitch the turtle!


Meet Mitch the Turtle!

He arrived at our house a few days ago from the WWF.
Through the sales of my new ebook of eco-friendly shopping bag patterns and tutorials I am now sponsoring a turtle through the WWF with a monthly donation.
$1 from each of my ebooks sold contributes towards this.


Mitch also brought with him this rather cool fold up shopping bag:


Upcycled from old plastic bottles !


I decided to call him Mitch thanks to the suggestion of a good friend. I few days ago here in Cairns, 6 turtles were rescued from being tangled in a ghost net off the coast by a Customs Boat. You can read the story here. The customs boat was called The Dame Roma Mitchell, so I took the name Mitch from that as it seemed a good fit! Thanks Michelle for your great naming suggestion!

 I wanted to once again thank those who have already bought my e-book and so contributed towards sponsoring this endangered animal and so helping to ensure their survival.


If you would like to purchase a copy of my e-book for just the cost of a cup of coffee - click here!


Thanks for your support.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Chrismas


Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We're spending the day in and around the pool on a hot summer's day.

Hope you all have a fabulous day wherever you are and whatever the weather!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24th

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!




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23rd

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!




Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 21st

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!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Spotlight

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!


Here are this week's features from the Round Tuit linky party.

For the last time this year, it's Christmas features once again!
First of all Christmas crafts:

Crochet Christmas Stockings from Howling at the Moon, Christmas Penguin from Paper Seedlings, Mad for Plaid Reindeer from Our Secondhand House and  Mini Christmas Tree from Wesen's Art.


And of course some Tasty Christmas Treats:

Yule Log from Platter Talk, Santa Cupcakes from Simplee Thrifty, Graham Cracker Christmas Trees from Homemaking Hacks and Rice Krispie Treat Wreaths from Moms Need to Know.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th

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!




Thursday, December 18, 2014

How to make a sparkly Christmas cushion cover

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!




Today I'm sharing another of my Christmas sewing tutorials.
This one shows how to make a

 Sparkly Christmas Cushion Cover.

This is also one of my super simple 5 steps in 15 minutes tutorials that anyone can have a go at - even complete beginner sewers!

Happy Christmas sewing!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17th

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!



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Puffy yo-yo wreath tutorial

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!



Today I'm sharing another of my Christmas tutorials.

This one is for a puffy yo-yo wreath made with scraps from old clothes.


A cute ornament the kids could make themselves!

Happy Christmas Sewing!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14th

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!



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Spotlight

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!



Now time for some more great features from this week's Round Tuit linky party.

First of all, some tasty Christmas treats:



And next some more Christmas Crafts:



Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Eco Friendly Shopping bags - the perfect Christmas Gift!

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!



I had a lovely surprise yesterday to see that one of the pattern testers for my new e-book posted about it on her blog.
Niki from Roonie Ranching shows the gorgeous bags she made from the patterns and tutorials in my e-book.
She was such a big help as a pattern tester and I'm flattered she wrote such a nice post about my book,
 so THANK YOU Niki!

Go here to see her post

I also have to mention another lovely lady at Wesens Art who bought my ebook, made the bags and posted about them too, THANK YOU!!

Go here to see that post

My e-book would make a great Christmas present for someone who sews.

It includes 5 sewing patterns/tutorials to make a selection of eco-friendly upcycled bags to use for shopping. Helping to reduce the use of those nasty plastic bags.

It is a bargain price at just the cost of a cup of coffee, and I am donating $1 from every book sold to the WWF to help protect our amazing environment even more. 

It's the perfect gift that gives that little bit more!

Happy sewing and upcycling!


I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons are on the bottom of this page and whose direct links can be found on my linky party page.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11th

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!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Handibag tutorial

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!


Today I'm also sharing another of my Christmas tutorials.

This one is for a Christmas Handibag. I've been using mine lots over the past few weeks as I Christmas shop.

 I think I'm done now but still have this handibag in my handbag just in case I find some other presents to buy!

So here is my 

Christmas Handibag Tutorial


Happy Christmas Sewing!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 7th

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!