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.
Fleur is one of a new line for me. The pattern, as with so many others of my softies, came from Funky Friends Factory. Fleur was easy to sew, and I feel has a quirky appeal. I have made both cuddly and doorstop versions, and hope she and her relatives will rapidly find new and loving homes.