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reCOLLETTEtions

   Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. I am inspired by vintage, the 1950's in particular, the femininity and classic style of this era is reflected in a lot of my creations.

 I try to avoid buying mass produced anything,opting instead for up-cycled, re-used, repaired, recycled, second hand items. I don't like waste, one woman's trash can be another woman's treasure. Come along for the ride and explore some creative solutions to give things a new lease on life, instructions included! 

 

 

  • 1950s style Newspaper Skirt with extras!
    Whats not to like about an outfit that looks like its made out of newspaper? There was only 2.5m of this fabric available so what to make.....read on
    Posted: Saturday 15 November 2014
  • The Princes Gate Hotel, my Rotovegas retreat
    Just one night and I'm in love with this grand old hotel....check out the pics and my review
    Posted: Monday 20 October 2014
  • Powder Blue Dress, for summer days and nights
    Another creation using my favourite pattern and some bargain material, but it too looks quite different! The velvet bows were more expensive then the rest of the dress, go figure.........
    Posted: Monday 6 October 2014
  • Crop Jacket Makeover
    An old denim jacket gets a rockabilly makeover, now it's worth wearing....... Read on about how to do it.....
    Posted: Wednesday 27 August 2014
  • The $4.00 Grey Swing Dress
    A piece of fabric from an op shop for $4.00 has become an elegant retro swing dress for winter. How can you not love the stylish finish eith a bargain price tag?
    Posted: Monday 14 July 2014
  • Vintage Suitcase Makeover
    This battered old case got a new lease of life with a little help from my skills and talents! My only regret is not taking a before photo!
    Posted: Monday 7 July 2014
  • Upcycled Barrel into a Retro Toy Bin
    My hubby found this old barrel and brought it home for me to up cycle, I saw the potential for a retro style toy bin with an anchor motif...a tutorial on how to do it yourself
    Posted: Tuesday 1 July 2014
  • And now a Baby Ball for Korbyn
    Korbyns learning new skills so of course i have to make him some useful toys, this week its a soft ball in gorgeous blues, this tutorial includes a pattern as well so you can print it off and make your own......
    Posted: Tuesday 24 June 2014
  • Homemade soft toy for Korbyn
    I love making unique toys, some might call them ugly and thats ok, I think they're cute ugly, This one is for my grand baby..........
    Posted: Sunday 15 June 2014
  • A Vintage Winter Flare Dress Makeover
    Its hardly surprising I have too many red dresses since it is my favourite colour but this little number needed more than a new colour scheme, here's what I did with this revamp.........
    Posted: Tuesday 3 June 2014

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