I'm a self taught sewer. Was super proud to sew this bread bag with a square bottom following an old blog post of @gippslandunwrapped. I scored all the fabric secondhand, the handles and toes are off cuts too! Lately I've been inspired to fix some secondhand clothing pieces that don't quite fit or work for me. You'll see one in my instagram stories. Hopefully I'll have more successes to share!! P.S. I don't actually buy bread as I make sourdough. I made this bag a big, the fabric is really thick so it's a super handy shopping bag!
Last week I learned that applying window flashing tape on a really hot day is not fun (it sticks to absolutely everything). Also I probably should have done that before doing the window cavity battens... I've been learning a lot lately actually. #dontknowwhatimdoing #buildingahouse #notaprofessional
Went to the @habitatforhumanitynz restore in Panmure today. Had an amazing second hand selection and some pretty cool displays. Bought myself mainly sewing things, wanted to get some cool taps I saw but not sure if I'll need them in my tiny house yet.
Free plants!! I picked up this plant from #griffithsgardens thanks to @fortheloveofbeesnz who had just wrapped up a lunchtime learning class. This is the urban bee garden in Auckland's CBD where the #communityfridgeakl is located. Pretty stoked to score a rosemary plant as I'm always foraging rosemary. P.S. my latest blog post is about urban foraging and you should check it out!
Freshly ground peanut butter and almond butter from #bininnthames. Don't need no plastic container for 99cents. Just BYO reused jar & weigh it before filling with delicious crunchy nuttiness. P.S. Yay Australia ❤🌈 P.P.S. watching some cool maiden speeches in NZ parliament today!
Went to the Seagull Center (dump recovery shop) in Thames and scored myself these beauts for the interior of my tiny house ($7 total). I plan on upcycling the place mats which feature native NZ birds and plants. The door handles will go in my stairs cabinetry. Am enjoying all of the cool waste iniatives in Thames, check my stories for more updates. Also so gutted I missed out on this green sofa squab! Also had some cool wooden bed ends I was gonna reuse but someone nabbed the bed base they went with. Might take a trip again tomorrow, as items went quickly!
3 days of work on the tiny house, there's (some) cladding! The corrugated iron was super fast to put up, only took a day. The cavibats slowed us down significantly, so much so that I've decided to extend the corrugated iron to cover the short ends fully! Got my corrugated iron cheap, as it's leftovers from the factory runs. These sheets also happen to be the exact size I need.
Tiny house progress! Last weekend the thermal break was attached to the Steel framing and then we did the building wrap. The thermal break is not a very eco friendly material unfortunately, it came with the steel framing. Its purpose is to slow the heat transfer due to the framing being metal. Next time I would probably use ply. We ran out of building wrap by a small patch! Fortunately my grandad had some spare. Just need to finish taping the seams. I plan on getting stuck in over the next 3 days!
Testing my upcycled pillowcase tote bag with a library run 📚