10 Unusual RePurposed Items that are also Useful

It’s hard finding things to blog about that are repurposing-related.  I want to find ideas that are truly USEFUL to you or your home, and not just some art stuck on the wall (which, yes, has a purpose…but you know what I mean).  Second, I am looking for projects or … Continue reading

Upcycling for the Non-Crafter

I often hear “I don’t have a creative bone in my body” or “My brain just doesn’t think that way”.  Oh yes you do and yes it does.  You’re just tackling the wrong projects that inhibit rather than unleash your potential.  You are not a non-crafter! No? Ok.  Well, here … Continue reading

Upcycled Baby: Repurposed Wool Items for Baby with Links

recycled cashmere baby hat

Many people think wool and young skin don’t mix.  Wool is scratchy, right?  Not always.  I’ll tell you what to look for so that you don’t have an unhappy kiddo on a cold day.  All skin, young and old, benefits from a bit of fresh air, sunshine, and exercise in … Continue reading

Jenny Lind Crib Pieces – Now What?

I love repurposed stuff.  I’m always clicking the ‘like’ or ‘love’ buttons in FB or Pinterest when I see  genius uses of old stuff that would otherwise wind up in the trash.  No surprise then when I brought home the two short end pieces of a Jenny Lind style crib. … Continue reading

Gardener as Repurposer?

She says with a cartoonish imaginary light bulb over her head: “I didn’t know just how much of a repurposer I’ve always been!” I always thought of myself as a gardener first, but now that I think of it, gardening and upcycling go hand in hand.  Huh. Who knew? Composting: … Continue reading

Repurpose with a Purpose

I like to repurpose with, well, a purpose.  I once heard of a woman who made art with laundry lint.  That definitely gets marks for originality and using something that would normally get tossed, but…then what? I suppose it gets hung on a wall.  Art is an amazing human construct, … Continue reading

Serious Repurposer or Just Too Practical?

I am very practical. Some would so annoyingly so. This is one chic who WANTS practical gifts.  I celebrated that I got a new mop for my birthday. Yes, my husband has it made. The upside of this is that I am easy to please.  The downside is that I … Continue reading

The UpCycler’s Etiquette Guide to Thrifting

Woo-hoo! UpCyclers everywhere are on the hunt for items to transform into something useful and unique.  I look for wool sweaters and other materials to put in new creations.  Should you want to join in the hunt, here are my do’s and don’ts that I’ve learned either first hand or … Continue reading