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

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Upcycled Art and Sculptures

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

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

Earlier in the year, I came across this wonderful idea of making ecobricks* from plastic waste via a new UK Facebook group.  If you're clearing up after Christmas or starting to have a spring clean there is likely to be an abundance of excess packaging in many households, schools and businesses. I wanted to share … Continue reading Ecobricks – How to Reuse Your Non-Recyclable Plastic Waste

How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

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 of my old … Continue reading How to Make Art & Upcycle your Music Memorabilia

Psychobilly Kicks Back – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Cherry Lodge Cancer Charity

Psychobilly Kicks Back is a charity set up in 2016 by psychobilly* musician Steve "Ginger" Meadham and his wife Amanda, which has raised £1000s to support cancer sufferers at Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in Barnet, London. Their first annual charity gig in February 2017 sold out quickly as some of Psychobilly's top and up and coming bands … Continue reading Psychobilly Kicks Back – Upcycling Musical Instruments for Cherry Lodge Cancer Charity

How To Reuse, Redistribute & Recycle Your Rubbish

With all the recent publicity about cutting down on plastic use, many people are now looking to go further to reduce throw away items and even work towards zero waste. We are all pretty adept at recycling our rubbish now but how many of you reuse or redistribute your rubbish? The old saying “one man's … Continue reading How To Reuse, Redistribute & Recycle Your Rubbish