On Saturday night I went on a bit of a Pinterest spree. I started a board called 'Upcycling ideas' - and once you start Googling 'upcycling' there's a lot of ingenuity and creativity to see.
I'll no doubt be posting about the whole concept soon. In the meantime, I did a bit of upcycling myself today (Jay's off work this week so I have a bit more time to engage in mini projects).
I had a lambswool jumper which was a bit holey, so a while ago I felted it with the intention of making Joe a soft toy. This morning I sketched a rabbit onto some paper, cut the felt around it (twice) and blanket stitched my way around the edges. Rabbit's eyes are made from vintage buttons and he's filled with stuffing from a large bolster-type pillow from when I was pregnant.
The result's definitely home-made looking. Let's say 'rustic', like they do on cookery shows when people don't do that well with their presentation. I'm not the best at sewing but he's quite cute. And he's Joe's first ever Easter present. No doubt next year it'll be all about the chocolate.