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!

Sizzix

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Starter Kit   The Sizzix is a cutting and embossing machine described as “The Ultimate Crafters tool!” It cuts paper and fabrics into predefined shapes and also creates embossing effects. It can be used for home decor, scrap-booking, quilting and card making but my main interest is in the fabric cutting capabilities. […]

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 […]

Top Stitching with a Sewing Machine

With any upcyling you want to add those wee extra touches that finish the garment off. I’m a great fan of top stitching with a sewing machine, yes it take a little more thread and time but worth in the end, it just gives that extra bit of finish to your upcycled project   What is […]

Make it easy

Make it easy, something busy Mums (and Dads) like to do whether it’s upcycling clothes, woodworking, or any of the hundreds of hobbies we pursue. Making it easy is what this site is about and the best tip is:   Use the Internet – There are literally thousands of resources on the web. The 2 […]

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 […]

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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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