IKEA is probably best known for it’s flat-pack furniture and meatballs, it’s not necessarily known for sustainability and social responsibilities. As such a huge business it can’t really be anything but socially responsible. I feel they are one of the big players that has a duty to set the standard really. It’s not very IKEA … More 10 sustainable things you didn’t know about IKEA
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
I’d like you to meet one very creative woman, Sara Treanor of Revamped by Sara. I’ve never met Sara in person, but she’s one of those lovely people that you just click with on social media, she’s supported me in my work and is one of the loveliest people I’ve yet to meet. Hopefully we’ll catch up in person soon … More Meet the Creative – Revamped by Sara
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
As it’s over a year since I painted this little velour footstool with chalk paint, I thought it was about time I posted a how-to guide on it. I’d wanted to try painting fabric for a while, so looked into it on Pinterest and YouTube and it looked pretty easy, though I was sceptical that … More How to paint fabric with chalk paint
If you follow my social media you’ll know that I’ve been working on a project called #PinkCycled lately. Well this is what it’s all about. During October’s Breast Cancer awareness week my upcycling twin Lynne Lambourne of Love Nellie launched a joint project with the Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) and Preloved to raise awareness … More #PinkCycled Charity Challenge
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 recently joined forces with the Emmaus UK charity for National Recycle Week to help spread the word on recycling and upcycling. Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get themselves back on their feet again. Their communities across the UK work … More Upcycling with Emmaus UK for National Recycle Week