This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
I was getting a bit bored making repeats of things I have made previously, so decided it was time to "branch out" into something new. Given that small items have been very popular, and given also that I will be doing several events in the next few weeks where I expect children to be present, I decided to make some more novelty purses. Owls this time - which will make six different owl items in total (large bags, medium bags, baby owl pags, phone cases and now purses). These came out quite well, I think - I made eleven and will see how well they sell. There's a tutorial to follow - I took the photos as I made the prototype, and just need to add the instructions. Mind you, most of you can probably work out for yourselves how I did them!