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.
This seems like it was a very long time ago now. It was a wonderful event, and a very profitable one too. On the back of it I have booked a stall at their Christmas Lights market.
The event took place on a warm September Saturday down the main street in Bletchley. Although I was told I was not in one of the prime positions, to my mind it was ideal as it was not too far from the (free) car parking, and close to the children's attractions. I was outside a cafe which provided fab bacon butties and great cups of tea. Stallholders and public alike were friendly and, judging by the footfall, the event had been very well advertised. It has made me consider attending more market events.
Particular thanks to the lady from the British Heart Foundation who brought me a bag of jeans!