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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! 

 

 

  • Theobroma Chocolate Lounge and a fix up job
    Hot chocolate this week, but when you go to a chocolate lounge you really should drink that I think! And a fix it job on something i made 20 years ago.......read on
    Posted: Sunday 20 October 2013
  • Beads of Courage Charity Art Auction
    Support a good cause, go along to this event on Thursday 7th November, 5.30pm
    Artworks can be viewed at Creative Waikato from 4th November
    Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra St, Hamilton
    $25 pp (includes drinks, nibbles & entertainment)
    TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: WSA, Level 1, 120
    Victoria St, Hamilton | wsa@wsa.org.nz OR Sharon
    (07) 827 9179 | srobertson@childcancer.org.nz
    I have donated my painting "Opps Oh My"
    Posted: Monday 14 October 2013
  • Week 33, Cafe BBs and a cute little Owl Brooch
    The cafe this week was Cafe BBs at Dressmart Te Awa, The Base. I thought I should trial there due to out of town visitors likely to want to know what that one was like, and my craft item is a felt Owl brooch......
    Posted: Monday 7 October 2013
  • Week 32 Juekbox Cafe and an Exploding Box
    Ive visited Jukebox cafe before but not for coffee, and the item i made was an extra special version of a greeting card....read on
    Posted: Monday 30 September 2013
  • Week 31, Dora's and a wheat pack
    Been meaning to go to Dora's and this week i made a wheat pack for my pregnant daughter.....all those aches and pains from pregnancy taken care of. Read on..........
    Posted: Monday 16 September 2013
  • Week 30, baby shower invites and a visit to Cinnamon
    Cinnamon cafe in burbs and my daughter has a baby shower so we got creative on the invites! Read on.......
    Posted: Monday 9 September 2013
  • A riverside cafe and some more wine!
    Huntley was on the radar fr the cafe stop and a huge crop of feijoa meant more wine making, read on....
    Posted: Sunday 25 August 2013
  • Week 28 Joes Garage and a redo of an Apron
    Joes Garage, not what i expected and an apron gets a makeover....just because I can.....read on
    Posted: Sunday 11 August 2013
  • Week 27, Hydro Majestic and a strip of bunting......
    One of the best cafes in Hamilton and something for my soon to arrive grandson.....read on
    Posted: Monday 5 August 2013
  • Week 26, Urge for coffee and a pincushion
    Urge Cafe is a cute little place in the CBD Hamilton, and I made a funny little hat pin cushion as a gift....read on
    Posted: Monday 29 July 2013

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