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.
Many years ago I was introduced to applique, patchwork style fabric postcards. I made a number of them, most of which were given to friends. While doing my post-Christmas embroidery pattern hunt, I found a set of patterns for embroidered fabric postcards, so of course I had to have a go! I love the fact that the back of the postcard is also embroidered, and am now experimenting with various of my existing embroidery designs (particularly the word blocks) to use them as postcards. Here are my first set:
I'm hoping these will be a popular new line with my customers; to start with I am aiming for about 20 different designs with just one of each. They do go through the post, by the way - I have tested it out!