Upcycling

I love upcycling, don’t you? I also love making book covers so I was very pleased when I came across a damaged vintage silk scarf and decided to nuno felt it into a book cover. These photos don’t do it justice, they really don’t but they’re the best I’ve got and I wanted you to see this pretty book cover.

It really wasn’t a scarf I’d ever have worn but remodelled like this I love it.

I left the little clusters of flowers to speak for themselves and did a small amount of hand embroidery on just three of the larger flowers.

The best news is, I have sufficient left for a second one 🙂

Doodling

I found an old folder in my Mums’ flat, battered and definitely beyond it’s best but I had a use for it so I began to doodle.

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Doodling is fun. On this occasion I was doodling with a Tipp-Ex pen. It’d be nice to say this was my idea but I have seen it done before and more beautifully than mine. But you know what, I think it looks good and this old folder which has a mundane purpose of paper storage gives me pleasure each time I use it at work.

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It may not have greater longevity but it’s definitely prettier.