What's On This Week

What’s On This Week: 14 – 20 April 2014

Literature, upcycling, history, surfing, music and craft - just a few of the fabulous things you can experience in Northern Ireland this week. Not to mention Easter! Bear in mind the Easter opening hours come into play for pubs and clubs this weekend - bars will stop serving alcohol at midnight on Thursday and Saturday,… Continue reading What’s On This Week: 14 – 20 April 2014

What's On This Week

What’s On This Week: 14 – 20 April 2014

Literature, upcycling, history, surfing, music and craft - just a few of the fabulous things you can experience in Northern Ireland this week.
 

Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursday: Habitat Restore

Another new regular post, I really am spoiling you... Welcome to Thrifty Thursdays, a fortnightly post bringing you great ways to live for less. Brilliant places to shop, fun ideas on how to reuse and recycle, plus (of course) crafty projects that cost pennies - or nothing! This week, I'm taking a look at Habitat… Continue reading Thrifty Thursday: Habitat Restore

thrifty thursday

Thrifty Thursday: Habitat Restore

Another new regular post, I really am spoiling you... Welcome to Thrifty Thursdays, a fortnightly post bringing you great ways to live for less. Brilliant places to shop, fun ideas on how to reuse and recycle, plus (of course) crafty projects that cost pennies - or nothing!
 

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Mandie Lowry’s record stool

Mandie Lowry is an illustrative artist from Belfast who has created some stunning items of upcycled furniture for ReFound. Her imaginative use of materials has seen biro, chalk paint and danish oil employed to create her pieces. Mandie has put together a fabulous tutorial for Patchwork Quill readers to create their own Record Stool. You… Continue reading ReFound Makes: Mandie Lowry’s record stool

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Mandie Lowry’s record stool

Mandie Lowry is an illustrative artist from Belfast who has created some stunning items of upcycled furniture for ReFound. Her imaginative use of materials has seen biro, chalk paint and danish oil employed to create her pieces.
 

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

Huge apologies for the tumbleweed blowing across the barren landscape of the blog this week, but that is all set to change - this is set to be a VERY busy month! It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI. This year's theme is 'Culture of Making' - focusing on makers… Continue reading ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

ReFound Makes

ReFound Makes: Anastasija’s upcycled telephone table

It's officially August, meaning Craft Month has begun, courtesy of Craft NI.  What better time than Craft Month to launch my new monthly series of Monday Makes guest posts from a selection of talented makers at ReFound? The first guest post is courtesy of Anastasija Andrejeva. The Latvia-born Russian artist has upcycled a number of furniture and interior items for ReFound, including this cute and quirky telephone table.

Monday Makes

Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

Better late than never, that's what I always say. I do have my reasons... on Monday, my lovely boyfriend surprised me with a lovely meal in a lovely restaurant, as it was our third anniversary (happy face), on Tuesday I had a migraine all day (sad face), and yesterday - well, yesterday I lay down… Continue reading Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

Monday Makes

Monday(!) Makes: Handy fold-up shopping bag

I received this lovely book, The Perfect Handmade Bag by Clare Youngs as a present a couple of years ago and have never got round to trying any of the projects - until now. I spotted a great tutorial for a fold up shopping bag made from muslin, with a border made from a patterned teatowel.