Monday, 18 October 2010

Ceral box storage bin

So I attempted to make my own storage bin after seeing this post, considering I had obtained some free fabric scraps from my all-time favourite Freecycle and always had cereal boxes lying around the house.

I also had some knitted flowers that I had made up from some yarn scraps that were perfect as embellishments.

Ok, so the box is a little wobbly and not as professionally finished as the one by Urban Nest, but hey, it still works pretty good as a storage bin for my in-progress knitting projects!

And since it's made completely out of recycled materials, the cost is free - except for the sewing machine needle that I had to replace coz I broke it while sewing up the fabric to the cardboard . . . oops.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Photo scrapboard

After my trip to America this April, I had a bunch of photos and souvenir things that I had collected that I was thinking of putting into a scrapbook. However, despite loving crafts, scrapbooking isn't really my cup of tea and I didn't really like the idea of simply putting memories in a book and then forgetting about it.

Then I got a bunch of free pinboards from Freecycle and some pretty wrapping paper on sale at Borders and a dream was born.

Considering the board was none too pretty, I spruced it up like I did before.

It took a bit of coaxing to get the paper smoothly onto the board but I was eventually successful.

I got a good deal for a collage print from Snapfish which meant my American photo highlights were nicely printed on a piece of paper, which also became the centrepiece of the "scrapboard". Then it was simply a matter of collecting up all my paraphernalia and deciding where to place them!

And now the "scrapboard" sits proudly on my wall right above my desk in my bedroom.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Understanding Breast Cancer

Published in Signs of the Times, October 2010.

pdf available.

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