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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! 



  • Week 8 a collar necklace and Zee Cafe
    Hand sewing and upcycling a blouse with a visit to Zee cafe
    Posted: Monday 25 February 2013
  • Week 7, headband and a beach cafe
    A trip to Raglan and a busy week so only a headband to show, read on.....
    Posted: Wednesday 20 February 2013
  • Week 6, Tiki's, wine vinegar and Momento
    More than one thing finished this week, painting, home brewing and a cafe in Hood st on image to read on
    Posted: Wednesday 13 February 2013
  • Week 5 - Jam Basement Cafe & a skirt/chemisette
    Best cafe so far and a new outfit this week, have i got a trick for you to make an outfit more versatile! read on ...............
    Posted: Wednesday 6 February 2013
  • Week 4 of the 52 project
    Getting a little behind in this but its due to photos not doing the project, so here goes with week 4's effort!
    Posted: Sunday 3 February 2013
  • Week 3 of the 52 project
    Not what I promised but still sticking to the plan.......
    Posted: Saturday 26 January 2013
  • That Sailor Dress
    A week full of fun and fright, with a revamped dress in the things I made on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 15 January 2013
  • The 52 Project
    2013 a new year and a new project, read on to see what I'm upto this year......
    Posted: Tuesday 8 January 2013
  • A little bit about Lipstick!
    This painting of my daughter when she was around 6 years old is about the fascination we have with makeup especially lipstick. The innocent way children on image for more
    Posted: Friday 6 April 2012
  • Upcycling...what is it?
    We all know about recycling and some think upcycling is the same thing but it’s not, so here I’ll explain it all to you.
    I personally love upcycling and on image for more
    Posted: Friday 6 April 2012

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