Monday, July 24, 2017

A Round Tuit 372

Happy Monday from Cairns!
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, some upcycled shirt bags from Sum of their stories.



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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.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Monday, July 17, 2017

A Round Tuit 371

Happy Monday from Cairns!
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, the most adorable little 
crochet keychains from Annemarie's Haakblog.





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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.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sewing your way to Plastic Free!




Here are a four simple things you can sew to replace the plastic versions you may currently be using...

Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers - instead of plastic wrap.


Reusable Snack Packs - instead of plastic zip lock bags


Eco-Friendly Produce Bags - instead of small single use plastic bags for fruit and vegetables.


Reusable Shopping Bags from Bedding - instead of single use plastic bags.


Why not make one or all of these things and reduce your plastic usage now!

For plenty more ideas for things you can sew - why not take a look at My Free Sewing Tutorials Page


I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.

Monday, July 10, 2017

A Round Tuit 370

Happy Monday from Cairns!
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 cute denim top to dress refashion from Flamingo Toes.




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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.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Friday, July 7, 2017

Save the Planet Designs By Jill - my online Made it Store



Today I just thought I'd give a shout out to my online Madeit store.

Here's some of the things I currently have for sale...


Some Funky Pencil Cases made from coloured jeans.


And some more bags


There are also other items for sale in my store - many made from upcycled materials, all handmade with love.

$1 from each sale will be donated to WWF, and I offer FREE postage worldwide!

Do take a look at


Thank you for your support.

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Round Tuit 369

Happy Monday from Cairns!
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, 
how to sew a laptop sleeve from Tea and a Sewing Machine.



Finally,  the most gorgeous little 
happy bunny family from Ana Love Craft.




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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.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Plastic Free July - will you try?




Plastic Free July started in 2011 in Perth, Australia as a way to raise awareness of the huge amounts of plastic in our lives and the waste this produces.  The aim is to get people thinking about single use plastics in their day to day lives over the course of a month, and to try to eliminate them.

This is no longer just a small movement here in Australia - more than 40,000 people in 90 countries worldwide now participate in Plastic Free July. 

Will you try too?
Go here to read more.

Probably one of the most common single use plastic object found in daily life is the plastic shopping bag.
It is also one of the simplest things to cut out of your life simply by taking your own reusable shopping bags with you when you shop.
You can buy some or better still make your own. You need nothing more than an old sheet and some basic sewing skills!

Then there's the fruit and veggies you buy - and the small plastic bags you put those in too.
Once again - reusable bags.
Make your own - these ones are made from an old set of net curtains!


Or keep a folded handibag with you for unexpected shopping. This one is simple to make from a pillowcase!



It's all very well to have all these reusable bags, but how many times have you forgotten to take your bags with you? or left them in the car when you went into the supermarket?
I know I used to do that all the time!

So that's why I designed a special handbag that has all these bags inside, so you never forget your reusable shopping bags again!


Every week I get nice comments from people at the shops, and my weekly grocery shopping looks like this!




To try to help others reduce or even cut completely their consumption of single use plastic shopping bags, I put the sewing tutorials for all of these bags together in an ebook for anyone interested in making a set of their own.
All of the bags can be made using mostly recycled fabrics, and the tutorials are written clearly with plenty of photos meaning that anyone with basic sewing skills and a sewing machine can give these a go.

The e-book is available for just the cost of a cup of coffee 
 AU $3.99

And $1 of that will go to the WWF to further help preserve this amazing planet we live on.



So why not take this step towards reducing your single use plastic consumption.
Have a 'cuppa' with me, and buy this ebook.
Soon you could have your own complete set of reusable shopping bags, never to be forgotten at home or in the car.

To go to page where you can buy this ebook - click here.



I myself have been using my reusable shopping bags for several years and have refused countless plastic bags.

I have also signed up for Plastic Free July this year to see if there are more ways I can reduce my plastic consumption.
I shall be sharing my journey here and on my Facebook page.

I hope you'll join in too - whether it's by making your own reusable bags or simply by refusing plastic straws.