Drab to Fab Sneakers get a vintage makeover

upcycle old sneaker vintage

I must confess – I love buying shoes. My closet isn’t enormous by a regular girl’s standards, but yes, it is rather full, and has the standard pumps/flats for work, and dressy stilettos/strappies for outside, and a few sneakers/sandals for comfort, and a couple of boots for a cold day, and some handcrafted finds from India… as I said, a regular girl’s closet! I’m not a big spender however, and am always looking for deals, …[Read more]

Kids Crafts Make an egg-celent succulent with cartons!

Egg carton craft | Do something different this Easter! Use egg cartons to create a succulent for your coffee table

Hello everyone, it’s Juhi, and I am back with another upcycling [See the previous DIY Christmas tree project] project using egg cartons. I really like succulents; they make for great home décor and what’s more, they are great back drops for photographing my cards (I am primarily a card maker, in case you weren’t aware). Planting real succulents is not really an option for me as I not very good at gardening and we keep …[Read more]

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Scene Around Town Go Green – a recyclables costume party at St James’ Church Kindergarten

KIndergarten kids rocking costumes made out of recycled materials. How cool are these spacesuits!

One evening, a couple of years ago, as we sat down to dinner, my daughter remarked, “Mama, we left the TV screen on. We need to off it.” With dinner already running late, the TV screen was the least of my worries. So, I explained to my then almost-4-year-old twins that this was dinner time and we would turn off the TV as soon as we were done with dinner. Not one to be easily …[Read more]

DrabToFab Broken, abandoned tray table becomes a bright addition to the living room

DrabToFab | Wooden table transformed

Usually, I don’t go for broken, dusty tables. But, when I saw this wooden tray table lying abandoned in the basement, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was free, no shipping costs involved, and (no small thing) I had DIY duties to fulfil for Secondsguru! True, nothing had come of the abandoned pallet I had last picked up from this same benevolent venue, nor did my kids really play with the wooden puzzle boards …[Read more]