Lillipilli Lane is Environment l Handmade l Art l Learning l Wellbeing

We do consultancies, teach workshops, present and create handmade wares. Workshops for children and adults in art/environment/wellbeing...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Junk Love, Wednesday 'Health & Gingham'

Hello everyone, and thank you so much for visiting last Wednesday, nice to have you pop by. 

I have been spending the last few months on me (!) thats an interesting concept for a mum isn't it : ) My health was really deteriorating and I have up-ed the anti to help get myself in better shape. 

After 15 years as a vego, I have found it is the exact opposite of what the best foods are for me to eat : (  for my body, mind spirit to work their best...Gee thats a bit confronting!  Any rate, I am eating a food diet better suited to my blood type you may have heard of it - 'Eat right for your type'.  With the help of a good naturopath I am feeling soooo much better.  It's been a long journey, and still further to go, yet I am feeling closer to my goal.  I have learned so many things along the way and challenged so many myths about eating and various food regimes...thats the long story of why you haven't seem me too active on my beloved blog... Any rate back to the topic at hand : )

My show and tell for *Junk Love* this week is a un-serviceable piece of a pre-loved, yellow and white checked, gingham tablecloth, re-purposed as a sweet little girl's skirt.  I just *love* this one.

The pockets are from little remnant patches of fabric I picked up at a local thrift shop.  The button and ric rac are new items, however with a bit of treasure hunting you could also add recycled embellishments : ) Very easy to make and you can add the most wonderful array of colours together.

What's your Junk Love find this week? We'd love to read about it...

If you like upcycling, recycling, 2nd hand 'junk' ...Pop over to Emmaroseart to join the 'Junk List' and share your 'Junk' story every Wednesday

Happy days to you all, and good health to you and yours
Keryn xx

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Junk Love, Wednesday 'Creel'

Happy Wednesday to you all!
My very much loved piece of 'junk' today is an old fishing 'creel'.  I picked this little beauty up at a local flea market.  I love the curve to it and the cane - the colour, the weathered texture and the weave.  I love the idea that these were used to put fish in that were caught - these days its mostly plastic.

Can't you just picture it, a fisherman on the beach, his wader's on and creel slung over his back... salt spray in the air...

My hubby is a fisherman and he love's the sea and river, we love it when he bring's home a beautiful fresh fish.  I really like the sustainability - locally caught and used by us. 

This little creel is on our little front porch and is a great place to store shoes that we take off before coming inside - so instead of heaps of shoes piling up on the little porch - they go in to the creel.  It is also a really great little seat for the littlies to sit on whilst we adults sit on the cane chairs. All in all I am pretty happy with my purchase - beautiful, more sustainable then a new product and practical!

What's your Junk Love find this week? We'd love to read about it...

If you like upcycling, recycling, 2nd hand 'junk' ...Pop over to Emmaroseart to join the 'Junk List' to share your 'Junk' story.

Happy days to you all