Mother upcycles table football set to recreate infamous 5-1 derby day for Jambo son's birthday

A mother has blown her Jambo supporting son away on his fifth birthday by upcycling a table football game into a recreation of the infamous 5-1 derby.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Linzie Stewart, 35, who stays in North Berwick, runs her own upcycling business on Instagram (@shes.electric) and often tries to surprise her children with funky upcycled ideas on special occasions.

In the past the mother of three has upcycled desks for her children by finding old raggedy items on Facebook marketplace and reinvigorating them by using her creative artistic skills.

But her latest design that will have Hearts fans beaming and Hibs supporters reeling was a personalised creation to celebrate her son, Rossi, growing into a footy fanatic.

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Rossi Stewart, 5, with his Derby Day birthday present.

The players are all assigned the numbers of family and friends birthdays - with Hibs legend and family friend Derek Riordan offered a spot in the Hibs starting lineup.

Several friends and family members' businesses are also dotted around the impressive stadium with a few familiar watering holes advertised adjacent to each team's goalmouth.

Lizzie said: “I'm a huge zero waste person and started up my own wee upcycling business at the beginning of lockdown last year.

“I'm always looking to save stuff from landfill so this little football table was going free on Facebook and I thought it would be an ideal wee present for my son who just turned five. I knew straight away I wanted to personalise it and try get him into following football as much as the rest of his family does.

Dad David Stewart 39, daughter Sunnie 5, daughter Bonnie 11, son Rossi 5 and mum Linzie Stewart 35.

“He’s only been to a few Hearts games with his dad and before he could really get into it, it was all shut down. We have a lot of friendly banter between family and friends as we are Hearts fans and they are Hibs, so to keep that going I gave all the players relevant numbers to the birthdays of our nearest and dearest.

“And to support our family and friends with small businesses I placed their companies as pitch side advertising.

“Maybe one day @shes.electric will make it in a board at Tynecastle - you have to dream big. It was great fun putting it together and obviously when we are allowed, the Hibbies can visit and play Derby Day with passion.”

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