Tuesday, June 29, 2010

a little FACE-lift

an old woollen sweater,leggings which have become too short...so I cut the bottoms of the legs off to make shorts out of them.
Mr.R's shirts...getting tatty around the collar...so he gave them to moi...miss. I can use it...
whilst I waited for paint to dry (literally) I got the machine out and make some little birds...I love keeping things like all of the above...because I KNOW I will use it one day!
Little Miss J's Jeans had shrunk (or she's growing!), oh and she had 2 holes in the knees!
...I refuse to by a new pair of jeans for her right now,and they still fit her perfectly around the waist...so...a little repair and lengthening did the job!
what do you think?

do you upcycle? Have any links for me? I'm thinking I could upcycle quite a few of their old clothes...

Hope you had a great Tuesday...I'm hoping to finish my Dad this evening...thanks for all the compliments!!

HUGS
Char.x.

12 comments:

andrea creates said...

Super cute. I sometimes,upcycle, but usually in my projects.
Sorry, I don't have any links :)

Char said...

those are superduper cute

Katie Green said...

Love these, what a great idea! I have hoards of stuff that I intend to upcycle but never seem to get around to it. I feel as long as I'm not wasting by throwing away then its OK and I'm sure one day the stuff will get used :P

Pilli Pilli said...

Very sweet!

I bet your girls won't want take those trousers off anymore... not even to sleep! (I know I wouldn't if I were a six year old!)

*hearts*
K.

Sarah Coggrave said...

Amazing ideas like these make me wish I could sew...one day I'll learn...

x

Victoria Stitch said...

this is a very good idea! i love the check pattern on the birds!

Tabiboo said...

A genius idea and I love how you can turn your creative hand and eye to something so pratical, but looks absolutely stunning and.....I think you have inspired me as I'm always having problem with tiny waists, but growing legs though only for the girls as my son is the opposite, he would prefer to rip the bottoms off his jeans and have holey knees!!!

Nina xxxx

amba said...

oh! those birds are so cute! pretty cool!

Mariann said...

I love upcycling..... but get my mum to do it for me... she is the most fab sewer.... and I have a wardrobe to prove it!!

cindy said...

this is such a fantastic idea and a good lesson for your girls about not being too quick to throw things out! you might enjoy the book 'sewing green' by betz white. enjoy your weekend!

Nuhman said...

valuable collections
really good work

FASHION ICE said...

how creative, really cute!come follow me xoxo

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