Posts filed in Upcycling

The Upcycler: Embroidered Brooches

Posted on October 18th, 2014

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Remember that heirloom embroidery stash I wrote about here? Well, some of the pieces in the stash weren’t quite nice enough to use around the house. The embroidery on them was lovely, but some parts of the fabrics hadn’t withstood the test of time too well, and had some discolouration and staining. I still wanted […]


The Upcyclers: Pallet Bookshelves

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

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We’d been wanting some bookshelves ever since we moved into our new place.  For the first month there, we had our books displayed in their packing boxes along the walls of our lounge.  The boxes did the job well enough, but didn’t quite create the organised, homely aesthetic we were aiming for. Shane’s a really […]


After this fun little project where I made gift tags using pages from a thrifted Golden Book called The Saggy Baggy Elephant, I was itching to use the rest of the pages on another craft project.  The illustrations in this book are cute, colourful and a little bit retro, so I thought they would make […]


It seems like so many great things are going to waste these days.  A lot of people just throw things out when something gets old or a little worn, without considering another use for it.  The old adage “make do and mend” goes out the window when you can buy a new version of your […]