(Advertisement feature with the Aviva Community Fund.) What value do you put on food that others throw away? Roughly a third of all food produced for human consumption worldwide goes to waste. That’s roughly 1.3 billion tonnes (view source). The water required to produce all of this waste food is also going to waste, not … More Creating magic with the Aviva Community Fund
It’s taken a while but I’ve finally written this how-to guide to marbling with nail varnish. The main thing about a how-to is a few tips on how-not-to as well, so this is a #styledvsreality guide on the things that can go wrong too! You can reuse old cups but it’s ok to buy cheap … More Nail varnish marbling
If I had a penny for every time someone said to me “I’m not creative at all” or ” I haven’t got a creative bone in my body”, I’d be rich. I honestly believe we are all creative, we all did it when we were younger, we’ve all painted, glued and got messy, we just … More Learning new skills at my workshops
Is there a support group for hoarders? If there isn’t, there should be. “Hi, my name is Cheryl and I’m addicted to clutter.” I think I inherited the hoarding gene from my dad, and as an upcycler I am incapable of throwing things away ‘just incase’ I need them for a future project. Reducing and recycling … More Ways to declutter everything
When asked to make and style props for an 80’s themed event last year for the Q Festival, it was an obvious choice to use items from my childhood. As it was an party it had to be music themed and if you’re as old as me you’ll remember taping the charts every Sunday evening … More Eighties Upcycling
Earlier in the year I joined forces with Emmaus UK to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling, (read here) and they recently challenged me again to work on their #SecondHandSanta project. The challenge was to create bespoke second-hand Christmas gifts using items from Emmaus charity shops. Christmas is about giving and by supporting your local charity … More Second Hand Santa with Emmaus UK
My Christmas tree is a collection of everything from the last 20 years and is now growing with handmade decorations made at school! Some people like to change their decorations yearly, they even have colour schemes! Oh to have a colour scheme, I try, then turn my back for a second and everything we’ve ever bought … More Baubles, Baubles, Baubles.
I am my fathers daughter through and through. We’re both hoarders, both skip rats and both love a Yorkie. He was a truck driver in his early career and I was always playing drivers mate, keeping him amused while my mam and sister slept on! When I grew up my Dad always did all the … More Cheerz Dad