December 30, 2016

How to green your childrens wardrobe

Managing a child’s wardrobe can be quite an effort sometimes, and if you have more than one child – whoa, then it becomes a big job!

Preserving leather shoes in the tropics or wet weather

After attending a wedding, we returned to our tropical paradise and ye gods, there was mould on everything! Every horizontal surface had a film of mould and all leather was covered in it. I was pretty devastated as all my local friends just shrugged and said, ‘That’s why we all wear plastic and rubber shoes!’. […]

10 Reasons to buy Hand Made this Christmas

This Christmas, why not give something that was actually handmade instead of mass produced in a factory (yes, I know some things are actually hand assembled in factories, but that is not what we are talking about).

Christmas Inspiration – Handcrafted Wreaths

The countdown to Christmas is on, so here is my wrap up of  beautiful Christmas Wreaths. These are gorgeous and use many materials you have at home, so don’t be afraid to DIY this Christmas season!

Homemade Room Diffusers – A quick and easy tutorial

Looking for a quick and cheap option to fragrance the air in your home? We all know the store bought air freshener sprays usually smell horrible and are quite toxic but you can make a decorative and non-toxic room diffuser simply AND cheaply!

Holiday decorations that reduce, reuse or recycle!

Christmas decorations are already in the shops and are occupying miles of shelf space and are mostly imported from China, so already, they are a bit of a blot on the environment.

Dyeing to renovate your wardrobe.

It’s hard to look at tie-dyed clothes without taking a trip back in time – But fear not! There are other ways to dye and be fabulous too!

A green make-over on those formal clothes.

We have a family wedding coming up towards the end of the year and the suit I had made is way too big as I have lost weight (in a good way).  Too bad for that lovely silk suit I had hand tailored for me in Kuala Lumpur!

Need a bed? Make a Hammock.

Make your own comfy Hammock! I did and I LOVE it!

Avoiding plastic bags – a quick tip

I had a problem.  All my reusable small bags to refill at markets or supermarkets with fruit and veges were heavy and at the checkout, the girls would get frustrated as they couldn’t see the contents.