I was part of an Up-cycle Swap amongst a group of like minded friends. It was a bit of fun thinking of things to do and what to use. I did a few visits to second hand shops to find things or get inspiration.
I had three swaps to do. One for a Mum and two for children.
The Mum swap:
This bucket style “bag” was made from a very tired pair of maternity jeans to make the largest bin bag using this tutorial. The stripe material was a duvet cover and an inside layer was an old sheet 🙂 For this photo I had three knitting projects in it and it still had room!
I had two young girls to swap for and one of this rather girly girl 🙂 so when I saw this ladies skirt I had to grab and it make it into something for her! I just loved the material – crisp white heavy cotton with flowers in different coloured thread.
The skirt was from Jacquie E…
Then it became a skirt, head band and detail on a top set 🙂
The second girl swap was equally fun to do. Miss C is not overly girly as the above Miss B however her favourite colour (at the moment) is BLUE! I have had my eye on this tutorial in converting a shirt into a cleverly constructed and detailed dress.
Here are the three swaps before I wrapped them:
So the fun began at crafty where we swapped the swaps around 🙂
Here are our swaps we received:
Thanks S!!! ♥
Miss 6 got a new outfit which very much suits her! The material has blue sequins on some of the circles so has a bit of depth and fun to it. Thanks SJ! ♥
Miss 3’s swap was cool as well – reused wool blanket into a PJ cushion and hot water bottle cover 🙂
Miss 3 also got a colouring book and some pens 🙂 as she had recently broken her keg! Thanks J!! ♥
Got to love swaps like this….the next one is a Mother’s Day timed one so watch this space.
I am off to bed as Miss 9 months decided the day started at 5.30am. Yawn!