So I like Ascot Friday, as a style blog - she thrifts a lot, reuses a lot, remakes a lot and then looks HOT in the lot. And I am sure if I took a piece of fabric out of my stash and put two armholes in it, and wore it under a cardy, I'd… Continue reading Hmmmm…
Oh. Yes indeed. I like. The luxest upcycling of e-waste I have seen yet. Thanks Paola Mirai. The cufflinks in his range would have to be the near perfect gift for the IT guys in our lives. Work your hands to the bone dude, and convert all this stuff into smackloads of jewels. Far more pleasing.
Awesome. VVVintage take vintage clothes, and through upcycling them with designers transform them into some new glory. They are working with Oxfam, using some of their stash, and returning 10% profit back to them too, and international shipping is free should you want to partake in some of their splendid treats. This kind of re-imagining… Continue reading VVVintage
I have to admit - I haven't actually made this yet, but by jingos I am going to. It seems I am finding all sorts of waysto use my large scarf collection lately! Thinking this will make a lovely Christmas present for a few specials in my life. Looks straight forward right? And if you… Continue reading Shwoproject: DIY fabric bead necklace
After seeing this impressive Christmas tree, made out of plastic bottles, on Unconsumption, I thought it would be fun to gather other upcycling ideas for the humble plastic bottle off Pinterest. 1. Plastic room divider/curtain. 2. Plastic bottle apartment garden 3. Wintry Christmas Stars 4. Magic Fairy Lights 5. Cool art installation 6. Plastic bottle… Continue reading Plastic Fantastic
Vintage style dresses are here for the summer. The styles are varied and popping up in every chainstore everywhere. The thing is though, there is really no need to pop off to aforesaid chainstore and go buy that vintage style dress. Why buy faux vintage style when you can get the real deal in just… Continue reading Face-off: Topshop vs Opshop
Too sweet. via Little Eco Footprints.
Yup, its certainly that time of year again. The carols are starting to play, the guy in the suit is everywhere and perplexingly snow covered scenes continue to hold currency. And with all of that Christmas frou-frou comes the push to buy, buy, buy. If its local and ethical than there isn't too much to… Continue reading Shwoproject: DIY Christmas
Organising my collection of jewellery has always been a struggle. I've run the gamut of jewellery trees, wires on walls, mesh in empty picture frames and various jewellery boxes and always somehow come up short. But after seeing this image via Pinterest, I thought it was worth having a crack at once again. And good news… Continue reading Shwoproject: Repurposed Printers Tray
No-one would give the eco-thumbs up to a gas guzzling Hummer, ammirite? But what about a beautiful vase of flowers? Well they aren't as harmless as you may first think. Unless they are picked in your own backyard than they have certainly travelled. If they were commercially farmed than its likely that plenty of pesticides… Continue reading Floral beauties