We’ve had such fun over the last week or so converting our old pushchair (buggy or stroller) into a practical shopping trolley. It’s a pretty straightforward and affordable upcycling project for anyone to tackle and it’s going to be very helpful on our weekly shopping trips.
Being sustainable is at the heart of Little Conkers – as I often say, if I can’t do it sustainably, I just don’t do it. I stopped using the majority of my recycled adhesive labels, when I realised it just wasn’t feasible to recycle the backing sheets as I had hoped.
This has been the most enjoyable crochet project I completed in some time! My scrap yarn crochet blanket has been perfect, stress free relaxation at every stage, and an end product that gives the family pleasure every day.
I’ve been cheerfully darning and repairing lots of items this week. An ex-colleague of Mr Conkers, remembering the visible mending I’d done on one of his jumpers, asked if I could repair some woollens after an attack of clothes moths.
Time for some more remedial work on my jeans! Here’s how I lengthened them, and some more visible mending.
A couple of weeks ago, I was getting very, very annoyed at not being able to find a nightdress for my 5-year-old daughter. A nightdress that she would be comfortable in, and like, and that I thought was age-appropriate and practical. I didn’t think my requirements were that exacting –