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!

Plush Baby Toy

  Yesterday I had an idea about making my own plush baby toy but wasn’t quite sure how I would implement it. I did a Google search (don’t you just love Google!) and found this tutorial.…..DING……the ideas started coming in.     Now I had some fleece left from the booties I made in a […]

Sewing Supplies Online

Because I live in a very rural area I always look for the best places for hobby craft supplies and where to buy sewing supplies online. Although I make upcycled clothes I sometimes combine old fabric with new to get the desired effect. I always look in the clearance sections to get the most out […]

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 […]

Handmade Bookmarks

  In our busy lives it’s always nice to find time to sit and read a good book. It’s also nice to have some lovely handmade bookmarks to hand, I hate to see a book getting the corner of it’s page turned over!   These are really simple to make in about 30 mns, depending […]

Onesie Dress Tutorial

  Babies spend a lot of time in sleepsuit/onesies, they’re easy to get on and off a wriggly squirming baby! The thing is, when you have a new baby girl you want to dress her in girly things so I’ve found a solution, this onesie dress tutorial from Emma’s blog Now I’ve done my own […]

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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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