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.
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.