Tag Archives: Reuse

Buy Nothing – #Inktober2019 Day 16

We’re fortunate to have a local Buy Nothing group and as members we can pass on items we no longer need to those that do, or gift services and also ask for help or something we do need.  The group is part of a global movement promoting acts of kindness, promoting Reducing, Reusing and Recycling and gratitude.  Find out more here.

On Day 16 I was able to gift an elbow support which turned out not to be suitable for me or my husband.  I wish I’d had more to give as there were several people needing such a support, but am happy to have helped one.



I19016 (3) PS

Out Of Focus! :(

My mantra for 2019 is ‘focus’.  Focus on the main game, which is for me is visual art.  I’m battling though, mostly because I have ‘tennis elbow’ and a torn tendon of my dominant arm.

So once again needlework has been my primary creative outlet, this time because for some reason it hurts less than drawing or painting…

I have been attending a small painting group which has helped me to at least attempt a work in ink – a work in progress.

Here are some pics of my creations in the past month or so.  Next time there will be a work of art to show – there will, there will…


For Maren Due On Australia Day

My great niece was due on Australia Day which explains my choice of colours! She was born in England more than a week late but healthy. 😊


Going With The Flow

I decided I needed an embroidery travel case.  I just started stitching on a remnant and did whatever came into my head.  I wish I could paint that way!

Then I decided I needed a lightweight travel wallet!  Made with scraps and a zip in my stash.

Boro Wallet -Front



And a grandson wanted a blue t-shirt with a Paw Patrol Plane – what’s a Nana to do?!

Paw Patrol Aeroplane T-Shirt and Shorts – Handmade With Love

I made more items but you can have too much of a good thing, can’t you?!