Love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past? Join Penny on her quest to keep home-made alive.
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.
Whether it’s sifting gleefully through op shops, antique fairs and roadside hard rubbish or mum’s sideboard cupboard, she's always amazed at how many delectable treasures there are to unearth and recycle into something fabulous.
And best of all, each precious, one-of-a-kind item she's managed to hoard has its own fascinating tale and character that no store-bought item could ever emulate. Even if did need a bit of TLC or a lick of paint (or a complete overhaul).
If you love enhancing the everyday and cherishing the past, then join Penny on her quest to keep the home-made alive.
You can find out more at her blog - Darnsexysecondhand - which is dedicated to fellow crafters with an insatiable apetite for beautiful things, crafts and upcycling; or follow her on facebook.
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