Thrifty Thursday


I’m off to find someone else’s trash, and turn it into treasure.

As you know I’ve been pondering sustainability lately, a little more than usual. I want to up the anti and be more mindful about this. I’m learning how to tread a little more gently on our earth.

You know, if we could all do just a little bit more to reduce our waste it would equate to quite a lot.

This week I’ve been thinking about putting a little challenge out to you, in fact maybe a few challenges, but for now, I’d love you to join me for November’s challenge.

It’s quite simple really, so there’s no need for commitment phobia (tho I do understand as I know I sometimes get this) I promise it’s no biggy and you will enjoy the challenge. You can choose to jump on in full speed or just do one simple challenge and feel good that your one simple choice will make a difference.


So what does that mean, you ask?

Well, it just means find something second hand or you could even take something you have already, instead of buying something new (by new, I mean second hand but ‘new to you’). It may well be just the fabric that you like – you don’t have to like the style or then again, it may be the style you like but the garment is too big or small.

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on

Whatever the case, grab and change it. Re-purpose it then wear it or to use in your home. For instance, you might buy a few outfits and make them into a table cloth or a coach cover or a curtain. Anything is possible as long as you re-use it.

I’d love to hear from you and love you to join me on the journey.

Stay tuned – I’ll pop back in to show you my finds later and you can follow along at Write_Make_Create xx

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Georgina Allan says:

    What a lovely idea Steph. I can’t remember when I bought new clothes, but I rarely can find anything from the op shops. Having said that my Bethany just did Frocktober using dresses from second hand. Currently I am upcycling old hand towels from tne op shop with vintage pillow cases to make those fabric topped hand dryers.

  2. That sounds really interesting George – I’d really love to see a pic of that. maybe on insta or perhaps pop it up on the write_make_create page. you’ve always been so good at the whole earthy sustainable thing – you set the bar high!!

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