This Summer, our very good friends Jade and Greg got married. And for this special day, they had choosen a Festival Wedding theme. Think marquee, double deck bus as a bar, a music line up made of 3 bands, etc.. About 6 weeks before the wedding, Jade sent a message to one of our whatsapp group, showing a marquee sign she liked and saying that … Continue reading Festival Marquee Letter Sign
The boyfriend and I used to work for Nokia, and together, we combine 11 years of work within this company during which we received many, too many, company t-shirts. As these company branded t-shirts are of no interest for anyone and I don’t want to throw them away, I thought I could use them for all my up-cycling projects. Last week I found a … Continue reading Upcycled Nokia Pants
Last week, the boyfriend decided to have a bit of a clothes clearance and he gave me about 10 t-shirts that were either too small or in bad conditions and he asked me if I could make a project out of those. Some of the t-shirts were still very nice but were simply too small so I told him I would rather give them to a … Continue reading Upcycled T-shirt Patch Pyjama Shorts
When I was looking for chairs to upcycle earlier in the month (see previous post ), I got given an old chair in need for love. I had just found the 2 chairs I needed and had no real need for a third one, but I still took it. It didn’t take me long to decide what to do with this chair. The boyfriend could … Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen, the Jupiler chair (upcycling project)
In French, we have a saying that translates into something like this: ‘Someone else’s experience, is like a comb for a bold head’. By this, we mean that you can’t learn from someone else’s experience, you only can learn by doing your own mistakes. However, as someone recently pointed to me, combs for bold people do exist so maybe would some of you learn from … Continue reading Mistakes I made and what you could learn from them.
Last month, during one of our visits to the boyfriend’s family, I saved a chair from the tip. Al’s dad was about to get rid of an old chair, and I suggested I could give it a new life instead. We came home with this old (and very smelly) chair. It had been a while that I thought we could do with a chair or armchair in … Continue reading How I gave a new life to 2 old & smelly chairs (upcycling project)
Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in France with 9 of my friends and their children. The age of their children varied between 1 year and 5 years old. In preparation for this weekend, I thought it would have been nice for me to bring a present to the kids, and it would have been even nicer if I was making the presents rather … Continue reading How to turn your children into Super Cats in just 20 minutes!