Upcycled Baby Clothes

Upcycling is basically making new from old (a bit like recycling) but this site is not just about upcycled baby clothes I'll also be giving money saving tips and how you can earn extra, let's face it, we all like to save/make money! There are lots of different ways to upcycle, from re-using old clothing, curtains and bedding, to turning old furniture into something useful again. Subscribe for your free book and be the first to get the latest updates!

Choosing a sewing machine

An important piece of your sewing kit will be a sewing machine and like most gadgets these days there are so many to choose from. Here I’m going to give you some tips on choosing a sewing machine and I’ll gradually add reviews to help you make an informed choice. Remember, now is a perfect […]

Diaper Bag from Old Curtains

After searching for some fabric suitable for my latest project I located a curtain pelmet which I’d stripped down into fabric and lining. So now for my latest project, a diaper bag from old curtains using a tutorial I found at Karen’s blog here.     TIP – Don’t throw away small pieces of fabric, […]

How to Read Sewing Patterns

In this article I’ll explain how to read sewing patterns, they can be confusing if you’ve never used one before. I’ll explain the basics with images to help. The 2 most important things: Buy a pattern suitable to your level of expertise. Check the back to make sure you have materials needed.     I […]

How to Go Green at Home

I’ve slipped a disc in my back and can’t do any sewing projects to share with you at the moment. I thought I’d take some time to post about how to go green at home with these great upcycling ideas. Milk formula cans What do you do with your baby formula cans? If you imagine […]

I have Fabric Scraps, what shall I make?

I was thinking the other day, “I have fabric scraps, what shall I make?” I’m sure most crafters have the same dilemma, what to do with fabric scraps! My daughter asked if I’d ever tried applique and suprisingly enough I hadn’t. I’ve heard the word in sewing circles but never really given it any thought […]

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Upcycle Your T-Shirts


A t-shirt quilt history and directions to make your own quilt. You may have a dresser drawer or wardrobe packed with old t-shirts. see more

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jack and jill market

Jack and Jill Market


Not a new concept, selling and upcycling second-hand goods but, with daughter and I having used the Jack and Jill Market to purchase most of the items baby Lilly has needed I decided to write about the experience. this is a great way to make some money as a seller or save money as a buyer. […]

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dress for sewing

Dress For Sewing


Not quite what you think! Not a dress to sew but a question, do you dress for sewing? Do you prepare yourself mentally? In the 40s and 50s, a woman’s place was very much in the home and there were lots of articles and advice on how a housewife should comport herself. Some of the […]

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easy make burp cloths

Easy Make Burp Cloths


Baby Lilly needs burp cloths, she goes through so many! I made this project up as I went along but they really are “easy make burp cloths!” I followed the same simple method that I used for the taggie blanket, only difference being I didn’t add the tags. I made 2 and it only took me […]

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How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 3


We finished How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 2 with the patchwork completed and now it’s time to move onto the quilting part. There are many different ways to make a quilt but, for the purpose of this tutorial I’m doing it the simplest way. Making the quilt. A quick note here….I decided to add […]

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How to Patchwork Quilt - Part 2

How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 2


In How to Patchwork Quilt – Part 1 we finished by having fabric squares prepared ready for piecing together. How to Patchwork Quilt Part – 2 Lay out your squares in the pattern you want. I decided to put the cream squares down the sides, I liked the look of it better.       […]

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