For those who don't know me (or follow me on instagram) the past couple of years I have been doing Weight Watchers.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and had several doses of steroid and periods with very limited mobility especially following an ankle operation which led to slowly increasing my weight (as well as picking up some bad eating habits in my early 40s).
When I started feeling better I decided to get back in the gym, increase my strength and loose some weight. I have lost quite a lot (almost 50lb) and have been at goal for 10 months. This does mean that NONE of my clothes fit (as I am at least 3 sizes smaller). After various trips to the charity shop I suddenly looked at my jeans I was about to donate when inspiration struck.
I made round bottoms and a lining to create denim 'buckets' that could be folded down or opened up to create pretty storage of different heights.
I used these as a basis for my Christmas gift hampers for family filling them with homemade elderflower cordial, sloe gin, chutney, spiced sugar etc.
I forgot to make one for myself so now I am on the look out for some cheap jeans in the charity shop so I can cut them up for me!!