Friday, 30 November 2012

Published!!!

Well my first visit after leaving hospital with my beautiful baby girl, saw me popping into Tesco to pick up the latest copy of 'Craftseller'.  I love browsing the pages to look for new ideas, business advice and general crafting gossip.  This time however I opened the pages to discover, to my total shock I might add. a picture of one of my upcycled pieces.   After much screaming and excited squeals and of course after making everyone in the house come and see, I discovered that it was a star letter which had won a £10 voucher! Yeah!!  Here is an image of the article,


What a great boost. As if that wasn't enough however I have just discovered that another magazine I get called 'Simple Homemade' has posted an image of one of my signature necklaces on their website as an example of what some of their readers had been creating! It may only be one pic, and no name mentioned but if the image is clicked it goes straight to this blog!! I am still excited!! My first external link I think.



Both these have come about through the wonders of Pinterest!! I totally love the site and all the things it offers.  In fact I think my next post will be a tutorial on how to set it up and use it.  There are so many wonderful ideas out there and I want them all!!! (cunning laugh!)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Red Flower bag commission



Well nearly the end of yet another week and a week closer to my due date! arghhhhh!  Still managed to get a little crafting done this week!  Here is my latest bag, a commission for a very good friend.  


 This two tone flap over bag is so great! I am just so pleased!  The bag is all padded with adjustable straps and as always recycled from reusing fabric!  Even the buckles and buttons are recycled.





This is the inside, showing the pocket detail and the two tone effect with the fabric!




This is my second go at a flap over bag and I have been so pleased with the results.  The only thing I really need to combat now is the fastening, It really needs to be adjustable so it can fasten no matter how much is in the bag! That will have to be my mission for the day!

My main intention for this lovely Thursday is to relax and play with my new birthday present! a Sizzix! something I have had my eye on for years! I am so excited! I def need a slow day so a quite crafty one will be ideal!  I am sure I will post some more creations soon!



Sunday, 4 November 2012

Latest Upcycled bag!

Well what a creative morning! Short of nearly destroying my old sewing machine I managed to create this bag! I am really pleased with how well it turned out.



The dimensions are approx 30x20x12cm and has an internal pocket and security clip.  Everything except the thread and wadding are upcycled so a mega eco bag!!

The design was partly an existing design I had made up earlier this year, an addition of production from another pattern I had acquired and then further adapted to make the handle adjustable and the flap over the front! Really wasn't sure how it would turn out but thrilled with the result!

Now all I need to do is make a note of what I did so I can make another one! lol

Another recent make I keep meaning to share was a commission I did last week, I couldn't blog about it until the birthday girl had received it but as she has now here goes!



A pink bottle flower necklace with matching earrings.  The necklace has a little extra something however and there are little dancer charms around it! Especially for a dancer!  Sorry the pictures aren't great, I finished it late at night and had to post first thing so no time for good light! still hopefully you can get the general idea.  Here are the dancer charms close ups.






Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Monday, 1 October 2012

New ReJenisis bags

Well I realise I have been totally terrible in keeping my blog up to date! thought I would post a couple of new pics. I have been busy experimenting with new bag designs and here are two of my latest creations!



Both these bags are made from upcycling unloved fabrics! the top bag has such a lovely soft lining with inside pocket and safety clip to attach your keys or phone (or child if you so wish!)

the bottom bag I have adopted as my work bag! I love it!  Whenever i make something new I try to use a sample to make sure the design is right and comfortable.  This bag has been great but I have learnt that the handles need to be a little longer, I like to get a bag over my shoulder sometimes and these are a little small!  The top bag has longer handles and is much more comfortable.

Top bag is currently for sale.  I will set up a new ReJenisis page soon so include everything available for sale and prices!

Monday, 3 September 2012

ReJenisis and the Bobs!

Well what a busy holiday! So sad all that creative time will be limited now as back to work! Still I have had fun! ReJenisis has become quite a thing! feel free to pop over to  http://www.facebook.com/ReJenisis  to find out all the goodies I have been making.

The Recycled nature of the products I have created has really captured peoples attention and it is so lovely to have so many new fans who are enthused about the ethos of giving something recyclable a breath of new life!

ReJenisis also made it's first sales since opening it's virtual doors and that provided huge amounts of excitement! mainly involving me skipping around the house!

The next exciting bit of holiday news has to be the Bobs!!!


The Bob revolution has certainly taken over our house! What started as a fun summer holiday activity has evolved into something so much bigger! The Bobs have their own page on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bobs/411736175550743 there are fab iconic pictures featuring some of the many unique Bobs ...

'Bobby Road'


'Bobs on a girder over London'

They have even starred in their own video!



Hope you enjoy!!!

Would be lovely if you pop over and say hi to the Bobs, they do get so lonely!! And if you feel in a kindly mood then why not rehome one of the little monsters!

There are even a few Christmassy ones ready to look fab on your Christmas tree!


xx


Monday, 13 August 2012

Summer holidays 2012

Good morning bloggers! Well what a busy week! I have been getting a few fab commissions which has been wonderful, so nice to feel like I am not barking up the wrong tree all together! lol.


 I have also been doing a little illustrating again for my Pip and Custard books...

 as well as designing a new logo for my Rejenisis line.
Oh and finally my daughter and I have been introducing the world to the Bob's!
I am going to look into creating a range of Bob cards I think! might be fun!
As you can see it has been a busy summer holidays already! Have you been up to anything fun? Anything creative?? Please post any pics here of an creative adventures you have had so far! I would love to see them! xx


Monday, 6 August 2012

A bit more bunting!

Well back from 2 lovely short breaks and thought I should get on with trying to clear the craft room! I can't believe the mountain of carrier bags that people have collected for me! I thought the best thing to do as step one was to create some more bunting! Here are a couple of pics of my latest colourful pieces.


I know the pics are a bit dark but the only colours i haven't done yet it seems are purples and pinks!

So what to do now?? I think I will sit down for a bit of drawing, something different before tackling the craft room again tomorrow!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Carrier bags bunting

Well what a wonderful change in the weather! The sun has inspired me to be all creative and here is my latest creation! Bunting...and what's more it is recycled from plastic carrier bags!!! I have used several different bags and created patterns using coloured bags.  Bonus to the plastic bunting is it doesn't matter if they get wet! I do suspect that the sun will eventually have the same effect on the colours as it does with bags left outside but only time will tell!


I wonder if you can guess which bags I used??
Here's a close up to help!




Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

ReJenisis

Sorry I haven't blogged in such a long while! creativity left me for a while but is now back with attitude (hopefully for good, LOL)
I have been inspired by my original recycling challenge and been creating more items, all using upcycled materials.  I have a new name for my upcycled range ...ReJenisis.  Hope you like!





All these bags are made using clean upcycled fabrics and upcycled buttons.  Most bags have an inside pocket and a security clip to attach your keys or inner bag too.








All these lovely designs are created from upcycling water bottles!  Recycling doesn't have to mean ugly results!!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Well hope you all had a great Christmas.  Didn't the time go quickly, amazing how time flies when you are busy stuffing your face with a wondrous assortment of goodies!

Well this year I have been turning my hand to a bit of illustrating, spending lots of time finishing a book project I started more than 6 years ago! I may even get it finished one day! lol The Characters of my book are a little girl, Pip  (not unlike my own little girl) and her dog, (she has a little toy dog) called custard.
Pip and Custard are going to get up to lots of adventures in order to help teach young children about all sorts of things. From safety with fireworks to how to cook a yummy cake!

I have also been busy trying to create cartoon strips with Pip and Custard.  Here are the first two, see what you think!!