Easy Sofa Cover

Easy Sofa Cover This easy sofa cover evolved out of desperation. My other half and I do - Vegan Pop Up Dining - and someone messed a drink on our sofa. I managed to wipe the mark off out but the original denim cover hadn't been pre-washed and the dye smudged. It...

DIY Drawstring Laundry Bag

DIY Drawstring Laundry Bag These DIY drawstring laundry bags were originally made for our boat. Super handy to divide up washing according to colour and schelp them to the nearest laundry. But they also proved very useful in our accomodation in London. DIY drawstring...

Blockout Curtains

Blockout Curtains Why would anyone want blockout curtains? Simple. They block out light helping you sleep better. And they add an extra layer of insulation so noise and temperatures are muted. What if you already have the perfect curtains? Make your own DIY Blockout...

Pleather Spectacle Case

Pleather Spectacle Case I made this pleather spectacle case along with a set of DIY mobile phone covers - Mobile Phone Covers - and a tote bag - Pleather Tote Bag.  They are all dead easy to make. The only two things to get right are: - cutting the edges straight...

Hot Pad

Hot Pad Honestly not sure what to call this thing. Hot pad? Heat protective mat? Kitchen counter cover? Whatever it is, I had left-over heat protective material and decided to make two of these to match the - Oven Gloves - made a few weeks back. They are super handy...

Cheeze Board

Cheeze Board Why did I not think to make our own cheeze boards before? Or as in the picture above, a chocolate and berry board? It's not at all difficult to make a rustic cheeze board like the one here. I might have mentioned in a previous post that we've started...

DIY Oven Gloves

DIY Oven Gloves Who makes DIY oven gloves? Not me. Not before this. They're so easy to buy and a bit of a fuss to make. My other half and I love, love, love making food and recently started a Pop Up Dining Experience at our house. Check that out - here. Fair to say...

Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag The last time we went to visit family up north the chauffeur who collected us commented on our luggage tags. He said he could see where we lived. I thought that was the point. Then he pointed out that anyone who walked past our bags could have read our...

Easy Apron

Easy Apron Trying to get my S.O. to look slightly happy in a photo is a formidable challenge. I particularly wanted him in this easy apron as he spends so much time in the kitchen. You can see his kitchen creations - on this link. My mother spent three weeks with us...

Home Made Duvet Cover

Home Made Duvet Cover This home made duvet cover came about for two reasons. Firstly I could not find a duvet cover without pillow cases for sale anywhere. Why do they do that? If I wanted pillow cases I would buy pillow cases. I only wanted a duvet cover. Grrrr. The...

Gratitude Rock

My other half and I are big fans of movie and book - The Secret. Every now and again we re-watch the movie to get ourselves back on track. It works for us. So I was talking to a friend about Gratitude and Lee Brower in The Secret. Lee tells the story of a South...

Meet Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.











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