For the Nerd or the Crazy Cat Lady – the book clutch ♥

My latest recycled creation.  I have been buying old books to make flowers out of and was trying to think of something to do with the covers and I came up with a book clutch.  Some of the covers are so beautiful, and have such rich colors that they needed to be used.  I linked it with some heavy blue seersucker fabric, that I had leftover from a previous project. I try to only buy books that no one will probably read, this one was title “The Science and the Mystery of the Cat”.  So all you nerds and crazy cat ladies ENJOY!

Don’t forget craft show in Canton this Saturday at the Canton Day Care Center 9 am – 3pm.

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For the Nerd or the Crazy Cat Lady – the book clutch ♥

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My latest recycled creation.  I have been buying old books to make flowers out of and was trying to think of something to do with the covers and I came up with a book clutch.  Some of the covers are so beautiful, and have such rich colors that they needed to be used.  I linked it with some heavy blue seersucker fabric, that I had leftover from a previous project. I try to only buy books that no one will probably read, this one was title “The Science and the Mystery of the Cat”.  So all you nerds and crazy cat ladies ENJOY!

Don’t forget craft show in Canton this Saturday at the Canton Day Care Center 9 am – 3pm.

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Happy Friday! “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi – A Great Upcycled Treasury

Took a break yesterday from blogging because I have a really great project to share next week that has really changed the direction of my bedspring wreaths.  Earlier this week I created a wonderful treasury on Etsy to featured other great shops that create using upcycled/recycled/repurposed materials.

The treasury list is titled: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

60" Flower Garden Rug made to order from recycled t shirts
60″ Flower Garden Rug Made from Recycled T-Shrits in a fellow NYers shop: greenatheart


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Happy Friday! “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi – A Great Upcycled Treasury

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Took a break yesterday from blogging because I have a really great project to share next week that has really changed the direction of my bedspring wreaths.  Earlier this week I created a wonderful treasury on Etsy to featured other great shops that create using upcycled/recycled/repurposed materials.

The treasury list is titled: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

60" Flower Garden Rug made to order from recycled t shirts
60″ Flower Garden Rug Made from Recycled T-Shrits in a fellow NYers shop: greenatheart


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Happy Friday! Recycled Jar w/ Chalkboard Label and Upcoming Events!

TGIF!  This is the first weekend in a long time I haven’t had something to do!  Unfortunately the BF has to work all weekend so I will be on my own.  I think I might try to re-organize my spare bedroom/shop b/c honestly there is no way anyone could possibly sleep in this room right now :).  I have already warned my little sister if she is coming to stay she needs to give me a weeks notice.   I totally destroy it every time I have a show to do, so I think its time for some organizing and hopefully a little creating as well.

What I have to share today is actually what I used to display my fabric/soda can/sheet music roses last weekend at the FFA Craft Sale.  I have been saving jars from food for awhile now and finally came up with a use for them that is rather easy, but cute.  Using the same idea as my upcycled mail holder I taped off a square section on to each jar, painted it with a layer of white paint and then several layers of chalkboard paint.  I then let it sit overnight and voila cute reusable jars.  

Upcoming Shows
I just recently joined the Holiday Shopping Kick-off Fair which is a travelling fair that visits a different town each month and includes some of your favorite vendors, such as Avon, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Gold Canyon Candles and so many other great local vendors.   The next fair is Saturday, March 12th from 3 pm – 8 pm at the Massena American Legion.  Become a fan on Facebook to know when we will be in your town!

I also signed up for another craft sale to benefit the Canton Day Care Center.  This should be a rather large one b/c they have 4000 square feet for vendors to set up.   This show is Saturday, March 19th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Canton Day Care Center at 205 State Street Road in Canton.  There will also be several raffles to win items so check it out!

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Adorable Fabric Scrap Rag Bow

While working on some of my craft show projects I was trying to figure out a bow for my wreaths that I thought matched them well.  It needed to be something ragged and unfinished, so I took a bunch of scraps i had left and cut them into small strips at different lengths in coordinating colors and then tied them with a solid color the wreath.  I think it is a perfect bow for the style of the wreath!

Come check out my items at my first craft show, Saturday, Feb 5th from 11 – 3 at the Massena Winter Carnival!  Hope to see you there!

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Adorable Fabric Scrap Rag Bow

While working on some of my craft show projects I was trying to figure out a bow for my wreaths that I thought matched them well.  It needed to be something ragged and unfinished, so I took a bunch of scraps i had left and cut them into small strips at different lengths in coordinating colors and then tied them with a solid color the wreath.  I think it is a perfect bow for the style of the wreath!

Come check out my items at my first craft show, Saturday, Feb 5th from 11 – 3 at the Massena Winter Carnival!  Hope to see you there!

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