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A few months ago, a pile of new – and massive – phone books were dropped off in the lobby of my apartment building. Four weeks later, they were still there. Where will all these sad, unloved telephone books go? Perhaps to UrthBags, who takes old phone books and turns them into gorgeous bags, like the one above. More
Designer Ilvy Jacobs has created these “Crunchbags,” which are cotton bags covered with laminated paper. They look kind of like cool carryons and kind of like those book covers I used to make out of grocery bags in high school.
The new company Bio-Couture is taking green fashion one step beyond reusable tote bags – they take a “hardening ooze” created by yeast and bacteria and use it to make a kind of fiber. That fiber, ultimately, can make clothes, … More
Your clothes have a shelf life. Even your most prized items will most likely eventually lose their luster. But here’s the good news: These clothes can live on! They can have an amazing future that doesn’t involved ending up in … More
Etsy Weekend shopping…… More Etsy today. Just can’t get enough. How about a purse made of recycled/upcycled Capri Sun packets? I’m so glad to see that they are good for something other than holding sugary drinks. I worked in the … More
Etsy weekend shopping… Mindy G’s shop at Etsy carries the most unique charm bracelet. It’s made with vintage silverware, accessorized with a little heart-lock and key. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Heart Lock and Key Charm Starlight Bracelet $47 at Mindy … More
Etsy Weekend shopping…. The Revisions Design Studio shop at Etsy has a selection of rings and earrings made out of silverware handles. I’ve always liked things made out of silverware. Have you ever seen a set of wind chimes made … More
Yesterday, in my gray accessories post, I shared with you a handbag made by Hoakon Helga. The bags are made with reclaimed leather. I love this idea. An old leather jacket is soft and weathered – perfect for a unique … More
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Etsy weekend shopping…I love copper accents. I love the warmth of the color and how the copper changes with age. These earrings are upcycled with vintage beads – notice the etching on the beads. These are lovely earrings with a boho … More
Etsy weekend shopping…… In Sherry Truitt’s shop I found this necklace that is made with a repurposed carpenter’s level. I like this necklace because it immediately brought my Grandpa to mind. He used one, but it had yellow liquid inside. … More
Summer is at it’s height and the weather is hot. Very hot. I’ve got long hair and I pull it up in a twist or ponytail every day. This is effective in that it keeps my hair off of my … More
Etsy weekend shopping……… Today we are going to take a look at Creative Rampage’s shop. How cool is this Ouija board necklace?! Made from a recycled bottle cap, it measures a bit larger than 1 inch. The Ouija necklace is … More
The weather where I live, at the top of the Sacramento Valley, in Northern California, is HOT. For example, right now, it’s 105 F, at almost 6pm. Last night, I sent my boyfriend, who lives in Colorado, a text telling … More