Well hello there! Welcome to my blog. 🙂 I’m a cheery wee woman from Scotland UK, who likes to play with rubbish……oh wait that didn’t sound very nice did it? Lets start again….
I love to create things with stuff people don’t want or need anymore. Whether you call it recycling, up-cycling, reusing, re-purposing, I save it from landfill and make something pretty. At next to no cost, either! I draw, paint, play with glue, fabric, cardboard….oooh all sorts of things. I find stuff lying around the house, things that shops are happy to toss out. (think wallpaper sample books, huge cardboard boxes – that sort of idea). One time I hauled a trolley load of fabric samples back home, because they were destined for landfill. (I did ask first!) The things I make are decorative as well as useful. I think being able to actually use an item is lovely – especially when you made it yourself, but decorative things like recycled jewelry (for example) just add a little bit of prettiness to your day.
I also enjoy photography, painting and drawing, writing bad poetry, and generally messing around with colour.
Play is a good thing 🙂
Here is a sneak peek of some things I have made….
(Updated Feb 2017) – Well, after a year and a bit of blogging, I have swung from trash-to-treasure, to more art related posts. These have included photography, painting and watercolour. I have to say though, that I am keeping to the trashy theme….good lord there I go again…ok how to rephrase this…erm, I’m still recycling in terms of using found papers to paint on (like wallpaper sample books), budget paints, and also refusing to be sucked into the whole “Buy Me” Brand Names, because I honestly feel that good art can be made with very little in the way of expensive tools. Even photography can be done with a little point and shoot phone camera. This year in 2017 I plan to begin using Youtube as another format for connecting with people, and although I enjoy using Instagram, I feel that blogging will be something to concentrate and expand on. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook but I’m struggling to find time to use them to their full capacity, to be honest, and they simply repeat what I blog here. However, feel free to follow me there if you prefer those formats – I’m always happy to have new friends! 🙂
(Update August 2017) – As I look through this blog I see a change towards more photography and life stuff, and less about crafting. So I thought I would freshen the theme to something more…..relevant for my life right now. I am also starting college this month – which as a “mature student” is interesting, and something I will be writing about more on this blog. So….even though I am still being creative, the focus has changed a little. I love how this is becoming more of a record on life now that some time has passed. I do hope you continue to follow along and enjoy this new direction with me! 🙂