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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation. Environmentally conscious, eco aware vegetarian goddess. Against discrimination in all its forms.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

New from Old

I am an avid recycler - have been for years! And I don't just mean putting out my papers and tin cans to be collected for recycling! I love the idea of turning something that you no longer have a use for into something completely different!

So today, I'm going to showcase some of the items on Folksy that are just that - something old turned into something new!!

First up are these fantastic planters made from old vegetable sacks! http://www.folksy.com/items/825777-re-cycled-planters Would look really cool on a balcony or patio!!

Next are these funky coasters made from old magazines! http://www.folksy.com/items/1054965-recycled-magazine-coasters

Now the next items are really good fun to make! I made a few myself last year and gave them to my local Cancer Research Charity shop and they went down very well!!

The next items are a really cool way of using up the metal cases that you have lying around after you've used all those tea lights!!

Here is a great way of reusing all those empty bottles that you might still have around after xmas!! http://www.folksy.com/items/1120317-Recycled-Spitfire-Beer-Bottle-Clock

Finally I want to share something recycled from my own shop that I set up to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. Its a pretty green leaf bracelet made from an old broken necklace! http://www.folksy.com/items/729497-GREEN-LEAF-BRACELET?shop=yes
I hope that you like this little selection of recycled items and will maybe look at some of your old, unused items arounds the house in a new light and get creative and re-use them into something useful!!
Until next time! x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Where did all the snow go?

It doesn't seem like over a month ago that virtually the whole country was beneath a blanket of snow!
We are now in a new year, even a new decade! Up here, the snow has gone, but they keep saying that its on its way back!! Today is damp and dreary!
Enough of the weather forecasts, lets look at some pretty bits of jewellery and cheer ourselves up!!

I have just found these stunning earrings

There is some lovely stuff in this shop, so go along and check it out!

These earrings are also lovely! http://www.folksy.com/items/1231673-Tribal-Inspired-Earrings

This is a lovely necklace! http://www.folksy.com/items/1230469-Green-jasper-necklace-with-purple-agate-pendant

This is a lovely brooch and would look great on a simple black jacket I think!

This is one of my latest pieces!

And don't forget that I have a sale on of a few of my items so pop along and check them out! http://www.folksy.com/shops/buteartism

Until next time!