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Penelope Quinn

Craft Expert

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.

About Penelope Quinn

Belonging to Gen X/Y may have left Penny rendered a rabid, shameless consumer by proxy, but she's always been averse to mass production. 

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» Latest Questions & Answers

Painting on fabric  

can you tell me what sort of paint is best for painting on denim clothing, I don't want it to be to hard and I'd like it to look like a normal painting...

painting over silver to gold  

I have bought a chandelier from our local hardware Master's Store which has silver attachments - (unable to get it in gold but price was fantastic plus just the style I wanted) how can I paint over i...

making paper flowers for cards  

I hope you can help me I would like to make some flat?? flowers to put on cards that I make, so that I can send them to my friend through the mail.Thank you Anne...

13 Great Ways to Upcycle Old Jewellery

By Penelope QuinnOn 26 Feb

There are almost endless ways to upcycle your old jewellery. Craft expert Penelope Quinn shows us how!

15 Awesome Ways to Upcycle Old Books

By Penelope QuinnOn 16 Feb

Whether you want to rid yourself of the clutter on your shelves, or if you’d like to make a keepsake of a classic with a pretty colour or sentimental value, why not upcycle it with one of these fab ideas?

How to make DIY Paper Roses for Valentine's Day

By Penelope QuinnOn 12 Feb

Everyone loves roses, but you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on flowers this Valentine's Day, that will wither and die. Instead, do the environment and your wallet a favour and upcycle an old book into something precious you can cherish forever.

How to be a Sustainable Fashionista

By Penelope QuinnOn 30 Jan

Tired of spending a small fortune on cheap trends that fall apart at the seams? There’s a new breed of fashion retailers spearheading a fashion revolution – but they’re not telling you to buy more, instead they’re asking consumers to start asking questions about who really made your clothes.