It’s too early to put all decorations for Christmas up……!

But with Christmas plans being made and decorations in shops I thought I’d start fiddling with the colour theme.

This reef is influencing the colour scheme for this Christmas. So are the musky pink mushrooms in my decorations box.

Each year I look at my decorations, both new and some vintage pieces and then choose a theme for the year.

Below is a “tree” designed with a deer head I picked up at the end of Christmas last year. I not put up any more decorations till early to mid December.

Have fun planning your own Christmas .

Dish clothes – cloth usually cotton or micro-fibre used to wipe down benches and clean dishes in the kitchen.

Over the last few years I’ve experimented with making my own dish clothes. This fits in with my goal to buy less home products and be able to make more myself. I have found the fabric in charity shops so the expense is low.

I found this waffle cotton fabric last week for $3. I managed to make 10 dish clothes, 4 double sided flannels for bathroom and 3 large hand towels/ tea towels.

“FRIDAY RULES” UPDATES………. The day I wear something Retro, Reninvented or/ Recycled.

For over 12 yrs I’ve made my own pj’s and  A- line skirts. When it came to the point that I  wasn’t fitting the set sizes and struggling to find well fitting clothes I decided to give making more of my clothes ago. That was 3 yrs ago. I love sourcing and using vintage fabrics. In 15 yrs I’ve only had 2-3 pieces of fabric that fell apart when washed as they were so old. I also mainly use patterns sourced in charity shops. 

Leading up to our local ” WASTE TO ART” competition that encourages recycling, reinventing and repurposing I’ve decided to only wear something retro, recycled or reinvented.

So below are update photos of last five Friday’s .….

Week one…..very small piece of fabric found in charity shopIMG_2921

Week two  This was along evening dress…. 70’s era?


Week threeIMG_3011

Week four 

Week five