Tag Archive: upcycle

Granny squares are go!

  My grandma was a crafty lady. She could sew, tat, crochet, knit, quill, and do all manner of other handicrafts as well as make a mean lemon meringue pie, roll perfect spheres… Continue reading

How to join the Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week is upon us again, which means it’s time to think about the people and processes behind your clothes and how we can all do better (although it’s really something to… Continue reading

From cover-up to mini-caftan

Whether we like it or not, work tends to have a major influence on how we dress. But it wasn’t my part-time office gig that inspired today’s DIY – rather, it was a story my editor there… Continue reading

Pet hate into pet love

So last week I came out and admitted what you all knew already – I’m a crazy cat lady. What I’m not so crazy about is the unnecessary waste that pets can generate,… Continue reading

If you like it then you should put a pin on it

Is there much more stressful in life (well, in the first world, anyway) than having to pack up and move house? I’m currently doing just that, and have decided it’s the ideal opportunity… Continue reading

A little-girl bracelet grows up

Once upon a time, when I was very little, I used to wear this name bracelet for dressy occasions. I was in fact so little that an extra link had to be added… Continue reading

Layers of lace

Are you wondering how it got to be a week into March already? I certainly am. Summer is officially over here in Australia, so naturally I have only just now got around to fixing… Continue reading

Turn a too-big tube into a just-right skirt

Have you ever been to a clothing swap? I think they’re a great idea, but it’s not often I find something that’s exactly right for me size-wise. Case in point, this skirt, which… Continue reading

Denim skirt from stash scraps

Lately I’ve started thinking I really need some more basics in my wardrobe. Nothing too dull, just some staple items to pair with my more colourful, patterned and printed pieces. At the same time,… Continue reading

Who’s behind the Handmaker’s Factory?

One of the best things about being a DIY-er is meeting other people who love it too, and have even managed to grow a business from it. I recently assisted Nichola Prested of Handmaker’s Factory in… Continue reading