Playful Assemblage

scottie_assemblage.jpgCat Bishop a.k.a. Artsy personifies (or puppifies, in this case) everyday objects with funky assemblage works, including Scottie (shown) made from a vintage xylophone toy, a 50s alarm clock and French tart tins. Check out her Etsy shop for more … Read More ...

Upcycled Baby Bibs

baby_bibs.jpgBabyware can fall under the category of eco-chic, too, as mandolyn on Etsy demonstrates with her baby bibs made from fused plastic bags. She describes the product as sturdy, waterproof, reversible, easy to clean and eco-friendly. A cotton bias tape … Read More ...

Skateboard Jewelry

skateboard_ring.jpgCalling all skater-crafters (if any exist) … The 2ReVert shop at Etsy shows us how to transform the already-cool designs of skateboards into something fashionable and less space-consuming: jewelry. Well-crafted rings, necklaces, belt buckles, earrings and bangles all highlight the … Read More ...

Vintage Linens

pillowcase_dress.jpgWITHERINE garments are made from fine vintage napkins, pillowcases, flour sacks, table cloths, hankies and doilies. In the company’s Etsy shop you’ll find adorable little girls modeling handmade bonnets, sundresses and halter tops — all of which are fit for … Read More ...

Recycled Fence Bags

ornjmain.jpgFrom the streets of Detroit come the Ornj line of bags, which are made of recycled temporary construction fencing found in the city.

[tags]fence, fencing, construction, bag, messenger, tote, purse[/tags]… Read More ...

Credit Card Pendant

visanecklace.jpgReader Patsy alerted me of this unique necklace featuring a portion of a credit card and an antique typewriter key. This would be perfect for the shopper — or for the former shopper who’s been forced to cut up her … Read More ...

Keen Bags

keenbag.jpgIt looks like recycled craft trends are making their way into the products of mainstream manufacturers. You’ve likely seen — or even own — Keen footwear, but did you know that the company creates a fashionable line of bags? … Read More ...

Fabric Remnant Key Chains

maki_keychain.JPGThe creative gals at Maki Squarepatch keep their online shop filled with mostly recycled, 100-percent handmade goods, like these adorable little swimmer key chains made from fabric remnants. You’ll also find finely crafted innovative T-shirts, handbags of all sizes, pouches, … Read More ...

Fine Feathered Friends

paper_bird.jpgThese aren’t your ordinary origami-inspired paper birds. Cotton Bird Designs‘ little beauties are created from colorful vintage storybook pages (shown), the finest vintage fabrics and interesting newsprint. The fact that they’re entirely hand-stitched makes them even more precious. This … Read More ...

Bottle Cap Beads

bottlecaps1.jpgAccent your next beading project with Cathy Collison’s bottle cap beads. These shiny hollow beauties, sold individually, are made with lead-free solder and feature nearly 70 of your favorite soda pop and beer varieties, from the common Coke to … Read More ...