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   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! 



  • Op Shopping, its all about knowing how!
    Recycling and refashioning means knowing your way around secondhand shops to find those unwanted treasures you can upcycle and give a new lease of life, here are my finds this week........
    Posted: Monday 24 February 2014
  • How to make a Crinoline Petticoat
    1950's Swing dresses look so much better with big fluffy petticoats and although I have a few I thought I'd give it a go to make my own, here's how I did it....
    Posted: Monday 17 February 2014
  • Miss Retro Motorama 2014
    Not one to brag, well ok i have to brag, I won Miss Retro Motorama 2014 so heres the photos for you.......
    Posted: Sunday 9 February 2014
  • Recap for the 52 Project and Whats New?
    A new look, a new name and a look at 2013 and the 52 project, 52 cafes and 52 handmade things, did I do it well read on....
    Posted: Thursday 6 February 2014
  • Week 52, Scotts Epicurean and and a necklace design
    Scotts Epicurean was a save til last cafe as I knew it was good and I made pretty necklace with the idea of creating something new and innovative from it....but that's going to be next years news!
    Posted: Saturday 28 December 2013
  • Week 51 Cafe Rebo and another pretty dress
    Cafe Rebo at the casino was the next port of call on Boxing day and I made another dress for my summer holidays!...........
    Posted: Friday 27 December 2013
  • Week 50, Yakos and a pacifier clip
    A disappointing cafe experience and a useful item for the new baby
    Posted: Thursday 26 December 2013
  • Week 49 Cafe Strata and Mary Lou
    Balloons cafe at the Anglesea clinics cafe and a re-make of a painting id donated to charity........
    Posted: Monday 23 December 2013
  • Week 48, The Talisman and some 'ahem' personal items!
    A trip to Waihi meant a cafe stop at some stage and with a young breast-feeding mum a need for some breast-feeding pads as an emergency overnight creation! on
    Posted: Sunday 22 December 2013
  • Week 47, Mavis & Co and a Christmas idea
    Mavis & Co in Hamilton East is my new favourite cafe, and just for Christmas a craft idea for the dining table.....
    Posted: Friday 20 December 2013

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