Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 wrap up

Well this is it - the end of another year.
I always nice to look back and see what I've done and achieved over the past year - so here's my wrap up from 

Creating my way to Success 2015


Tutorials
I added several new sewing tutorials this year - here are a few of my favourites!














Clothes Upcycling Challenge
My main project this year was to upcycle a whole pile of clothes from last year's school carnival

 into things to sell for this year's carnival.

You can read how that all went here.




Teach your kids to sew E-book

I also produced a new sewing E-book this year  - this time showing how you can teach your kids to sew, using an old pair of jeans - also encouraging upcycling.
For more details and to buy this or my other E-book - go here.




And finally, to finish the year off, I received an email this week from AllFreeSewing to say I was one of the top bloggers for 2015!

 My 15 minute apron pattern made it into the 100 most popular patterns of the year! Even though this post was written 2 years ago - it's nice to see it's still popular and bringing new readers through to my blog!


I'm really happy with what I managed to achieve this year, and after a break over the festive season I'm refreshed and ready to start 2016 with lots of new plans and projects!

Thanks for following along this year - I love reading all of your comments, and seeing many of you on my Facebook page where I do linger most days!

I hope you've all had a great 2015 too and that I'll see you again in 2016.



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Guest Post Tutorials




Upcycling Clothes to Dolls Clothes
Upcycling Clothes to Dolls Clothes

Butterfly wall Hanging
Butterfly Wall Hanging

Charm Bracelets
Charm Bracelets

Itchy Sweater to Cute Purse
Itchy Sweater to Cute Purse

Military and Lace Dress
Military and Lace Dress

Back to School Dress
Back to School Dress

How to make a ribbon organiser
How to make a ribbon organiser

Mini Bow Dress
Mini Bow Dress

How to strip furniture
How to strip furniture

Passport Cover
Passport Cover

Ruffled Flower Button Bracelet
Ruffled Flower Button Bracelet



Monday, December 28, 2015

A Round Tuit 290

Happy Monday to all!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you're gearing up for a fabulous  New Year too!
I'm making lots of plans, projects and resolutions, which I will share later this week!
For now - it's time to see what crafting, cooking etc everyone has been up to this last week!
Let's party!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this neat little 
Mug Organiser from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots.



Next, a free pattern for these gorgeous 
Fingerless Gloves from Domestic Bliss Squared.




Finally, having just been to see the new Star Wars movie - I couldn't resist these 
DIY light sabres from Pool Noodles by Life Anchored.



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from Cairns, Australia!





Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve!

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

December 23rd

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22nd

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!


Monday, December 21, 2015

A Round Tuit 289

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!



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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, a great idea for a savoury Christmas platter -
 A Spinach Tortilla Roll up Tree from Living on Cloud Nine.


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
----------------------------------------------------------
Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

December 20th

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Spotlight - More Christmas Features

From 1-24th Dec I give to you my blog advent calendar.
Each day you can click on the numbered 'door' to 'open' it and find some Christmas upcycled/recycled goodness!
Enjoy!





And now it's time for some fabulous Christmas Features from this week's Round Tuit.
First of all some Christmas Crafts.
DIY Wine Cork Christmas Tree from Decor by the Seashore, Star Wine Glass Lampshade from Wesens Art, Felt Santa (stuffed with goodies from Two Chicks and a Mom and Bottle Brush Tree Mason Jar Ornaments from As the Bunny Hops.


And next some tasty Christmas treats.
Winter Wonderland Trail Mix from This Silly Girl's Kitchen, Holiday Peppermint Cake Bars from I Dig Pinterest, Red Velvet White Chocolate Trifle from Living on Cloud Nine and Easy Reindeer Cupcakes from One Little Project at a Time.

I hope you enjoyed this week's features and that you have a wonderful weekend!