Arts, Crafts, Upcycling & Eco Issues at Tea and Cake for the Soul

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

Mother Punk – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Art

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

Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste

Everything you need to know about how to make an ecobrick to reuse your non-recyclable plastic waste with useful links to help you.

How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Lots of ideas of how you can upcycle your music memorabilia and instruments to make cool original art for your home or gifts for a music lover.

Buy your music merch from Psychobilly Kicks Back to raise money for their cancer charity

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.

How To Reuse, Redistribute & Recycle Your Rubbish

Reduce landfill by reusing, redistributing and recycling your rubbish with some of the great ideas in this post.

DIY Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards

Are you fed up with writing Christmas cards? Would you rather send something that can be used instead? Have a look at my DIY alternatives to Christmas cards from festive tea to bistro candle holders, Christmas baubles and more.

Hot Pink Tea Station

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

My New Sideboard – Annie Sloan Upcycle

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