When I was faced with a big stash of plastic bags, I decided to reduce my carbon footprint and turn them into something useful. I made a tote. Fashionably upcycled from plastic bags, it has become the bag I carry when I shop. And when I traveled to Maldives, it became my trusty beach bag.
This tote was featured in the press recently. Here’s the tutorial that came with it. I hope you’ll have fun making one for yourself. Continue reading →
I like playing makeover artist with matchboxes and I hope you enjoy it too. Remember the matchbox chests I made? Well, I’ve taken a step further embellishing and transforming one of them. This time round, I turned my beautiful chest of drawers into a stunning dresser; complete with a “mirror” and an indulgent number of “perfume bottles” on the dresser top. I’ve added a cup and saucer charm for a whimsical touch and a tassel for more drama.
Once the chest was completed, I decided to carry on with the makeover and take it further. I rummaged through my stash of embellishments and found what I wanted. Using E6000 (industrial strength glue), I had a lot of fun taking the transformation up by several notches. Continue reading →