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 am supporting the building of a new school for disabled children.
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!