Interview with the artist Skelf about his lockdown art project BOOK of FACES. Find out how you can get your own Skelf portrait.
Ad: Gifted – This item was gifted to me in exchange for a review but all words and thoughts are my own. I came across these wonderful prints and cards from Rose Hurles Art recently and as Christmas is approaching I thought I’d share with you all as they’d make perfect gifts. I was more … Continue reading Rose Hurles Art #Ad
This is a sponsored post but all words and ideas are my own. Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. It is also well known for being extremely expensive. Below I have written some money saving ways for moving house, as well as some tips on … Continue reading Environmentally Friendly & Money Saving Ways for Moving House #spon
I come from that working class generation of the 60s and 70s, and have always had a strong reuse and make do ethic. People didn't have everything that they wanted back then. Life's amenities weren't so disposable. It was long before people became aware of what modern day living was doing to the planet. I can't … Continue reading Arts, Crafts, Upcycling & Eco Issues at Tea and Cake for the Soul
Christmas is a time of huge expense for most families. In recent years it has become customary to buy gifts for teachers. As a former teacher myself, I can assure you that it is not expected or necessary. It doesn't have to cost anything to show gratitude so I have listed 15 free and budget … Continue reading 15 Free & Budget Ways to say Thank You to Teachers
Earlier in the year, I visited Broomhill Sculpture Gardens having passed it quite by chance on the way to the beach whilst staying near Woolacombe for the weekend. This location is a great spot for photography, walking and general relaxation. There are hundreds of sculptures in various mediums but the upcycled ones strike a chord with me. I … Continue reading Upcycled Art and Sculptures
Suggestions for reducing your plastic and paper waste when visiting hotels, cafes and bar including dealing with waste caused by Covid-19 restrictions.
Programmes like Blue Planet have massively raised awareness of the damage that plastic is causing to our environment, and the Summer campaign for a Plastic Free July saw many people make an effort to lessen their plastic usage. If you’ve read any of my other blogs you will know that I’m a keen recycler and … Continue reading Is Cheaper Pre-packed Food Creating More Plastic Waste?
Following on from my features of how to upcycle music memorabilia into art, I would like to share some of the wonderful upcycling creations from my friend Suzanne Reddington aka Mother Punk. Suzanne is artistic by nature and comes from a family of musicians and music lovers. She has shared many of her projects with … Continue reading Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art
Everything you need to know about how to make an ecobrick to reuse your non-recyclable plastic waste with useful links to help you.
updated November 2019 Music is a huge part of my life and I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my music memorabilia. One day I got to thinking, what sense is there in keeping it hidden away in a box or a cupboard? So I decided to get creative with some … Continue reading How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia
Read about how the musical charity Psychobilly Kicks Back raises money through gigs, records and sales for Cherry Lodge Cancer Unit in London. See some of their wonderful upcycling creations made especially to see to raise funds.
Reduce landfill by reusing, redistributing and recycling your rubbish with some of the great ideas in this post.
I will be honest, I absolutely hate writing out Christmas cards and find it a chore rather than a spreading of joy and cheer. A few years back, it started to become quite popular to not send Christmas cards and make a donation to charity instead. That is great but it didn’t seem right somehow … Continue reading DIY Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards
We'd had some work done in our kitchen that left a lot of unsightly holes in the wall so I was looking for a picture or something to cover it up. I come across this pine bookcase at a car boot sale for a couple of quid and knew I could do something with it. … Continue reading Hot Pink Tea Station
I was looking for a bigger sideboard. I had a vague idea in my head but didn't seem able to find what I wanted. I tend to buy second hand pieces when I can, as I regularly change my mind and decor and do like a bit of a project. I was quite happy to … Continue reading My New Sideboard – Annie Sloan Upcycle