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.
More bags using the panels made before my embroidery machine went to be repaired. This shape has been popular. I have had fun choosing sayings as well.
"The simplest things in life are often the things most precious." This was a pattern I bought online.
"Follow your own star". I was particularly pleased with how this turned out, as it was my own design combining a quote I love and an image I had on a CD of embroidery designs.
"Yesterday has gone. Tomorrow may never come. All we have is today. Live one peaceful day at a time." A friend has this quote (or one very similar) outside her house, and it helps me to keep things in perspective.
"Cinderella. Proof that one pair of shoes really can change your life." One to make shoe-lovers, in particular, smile.