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.
My embroidery machine has been running almost non-stop recently, as I restocked various items. The latest restock was of bookmarks, and these have already proved popular at recent sales.
These owl bookmark designs came as a set. They sew up very well, although getting the colours right can be a challenge.
These animal bookmarks are from a set of small animal images and I added a bookmark border. They work well, I think.
The final bookmarks are again from a purchased set of bookmarks, and are attractive and colourful.
I have a considerable number of additional images which I have used in the past, but did not have time to make them this time - too much other restocking to do!