Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thoughts on yesterday

I am organising a car rally in two weeks time sending the hapless members of my 50+ Adventure Club into the villages of Northamptonshire to answer obscure questions that I have set.  I decided that I didn't like the route I had set them, so further questions and a different drive had to be thought up.  I went out yesterday morning and decided as I drove, that the villages of our county can be absolutely lovely with their honey coloured ironstone houses and cottages and well maintained gardens.  No wonder we have the highest density of stately homes in the country, because the well off gentlemen of yesteryear wanted to be handy for London, have good country pursuits including hunting and rich farmland. 

Anyway enough of my musings, I set the questions and when I got home had to decide between two new projects and I chose the following.

I am not sure whether this is upcycling, but as my old cheap shopping bag is on its last legs I bought a new cloth bag which necessitated some embellishment.

So I decided to use up my old tax discs from the car, which I hasten to add before I am accused of plagiarism, is not my idea!!  Annually, I would just put the new disc in front of the old one, but here is a way of using them, but beware, this is not an easy project. 

 I did think about getting a roller foot as I was going to sew plastic, but in the end I just used tissue paper under the foot to prevent sticking.  I will be interested to see how long this lasts.

I hadn't realised how often the colours for the discs were repeated until I used them.


  1. I have to agree with you when you say how beautiful the villages in Northamptonshire are, it's just a shame that most people just drive straight by on the motorways. Just got to love you for all of your 'up cycling' ideas.