Boomerang Bags

Boomerang bags: Reusable bags, all made from upcycled/repurposed fabric, available free or for a donation.
I have been sewing a few bags for the new boomerang bags group here in Cambridge, we launched them at the farmers market this morning, they were all gone by 10.30am! (over 100 bags!) We will keep sewing and keep offering them as an alternative to plastic in the hope it changes peoples thinking.

The stall holders are all on board and suggested people use their own bags before using plastic.


Talking to people and seeing them realise how important this is truly made me feel that finally, maybe I am making a small difference.

Watching ‘A plastic Ocean’ won’t make me feel so guilty now.

It’s a start in the right direction, we have a long way to go.



Want to be a part of this?

Any fabric donations you might have would be much appreciated, also, if you want to help, you don’t have to be able to sew, you can help in many other ways.


Refuse plastic, think of the ocean.


Lara x





MINIMALISM – what it is to me and some tips on wardrobe purging.

This is a broad topic, it can mean different things to different people.

For me it’s less possessions, less clutter, clear spaces, negative space, a draw that’s not full, shelves where you can see everything, everything has a place. It’s seeing what I have, not a pile of things bunched together, appreciating all the things I have, owning less and feeling good that I’m not talking up too much space in this world. (and a smaller carbon footprint but that’s for another day)

Having clear spaces and a tidy organised house brings me calm and I feel I can get on with my day.

What is it to you?

When is the last time you had a clear out of your wardrobe? I do it often and could do it again now. I try not to buy many things, but when I do, when that item goes in, I find 1 or more things to donate or sell.

Do you have trouble letting go of things? Try putting them in a box in a cupboard and see if you miss them, if not, send them out.

Less things means less mess too, the washing pile won’t be so high and draws will close comfortably.

Tips for having a wardrobe purge:

Ask yourself:

Did I wear it in the last 18 months?
Does it still fit?
If you put it on the ‘out’ pile, how do you feel about that?
Will I wear it again and if so, where to?

If you love it but don’t wear, don’t want donate or sell, why not gift it to a friend who you think it would suit? I’ve done this and it feels so good!

If you’re not sure where to start, start with one draw. Bag it up, send it to the op shop, do another draw tomorrow.

Don’t throw things in the bin, DONATE, SELL, GIFT, if really shabby, make rags.

Thanks for reading!