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 is another new "cuddly" pattern for this year. I am careful to tell purchasers who suggest that they are buying these for a child that these are not designed as toys; they are not tested to the standards to allow this, and I do not have time to do so! However, they do make great decorations for a child's room.
This is another Funky Friends Factory pattern, and another which is a delight to make. Using the African fabrics for the shell makes them very attractive; even so, I was surprised at how well they sold on their fist outing.