Friday, December 16, 2011


Last minute Christmas gifts, boats for boys room decorations, based roughly on this idea

My son helped me collect driftwood sticks from the beach for each boat's sail mast, which I coated in clear water-based non toxic nail polish. The anchor fabric you may remember seeing before, and calico for the boat base - its all op shopped. The rope for the tie at the top of each boat is actually a strap from an used gift bag.

Felt for letters, initials of the boys the gifts are made for, are made from eco-fi kunin felt.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Award and Bird Coasters

Sorry for my absence.

Firstly, I need to thank Torqua Craft for awarding Recycled Sewing with a Liebster Blog award..

'Liebster' means "favorite" or "dearest" in German. This award, which originated in Germany, recognizes up and coming bloggers.

I need to award this to other bloggers, please bear with me, it is something I will come back to..

On the craft front, I re-purposed some old op shop coasters with pages from a thrifted art bird book. I don't actually want to use them for coasters, I'd like to put them up on the wall for a decorative feature....

Secondly, I really think I've mastered my children's chalk mat design. Here is my latest, which took me about half the time than it did the first time I made one. Made using second hand and vintage fabric..