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a little gift to help RareFunk

1 Jun

For the next few weeks we are gathing donations of any kind to pass along to RareFunk as a grand THANKYOU for all your time and efforts.

any amount is greatly appreciated .. please follow the link below to read more

via keep the funk ALIVE!!.


junk lovin’: scavenger artist Mark Orr

14 Feb

Scavenger designer, Mark Orr, uses a raven as its considered the most intelligent of the birds, known for collecting bright, shiny or colorful objects to decorate their nests. Mark feels they are a perfect representation of his “scavenger” creations… i think its just gosh darn awesome. the simplicity in the design of the bird is almost arrogant, like “yeah. im here. what’s it to ya?!”

did you know:  When a Raven~Crow is perched on a ball he serves as a representation of living in balance.

most of the works i want are sold out (go figure) but its now a favorite in my bookmarks, and eventually this one below will be mine!

Raven on Billiard Ball :: Mark Orr Scavenger Artist

Northwest coastal tribes believed Raven was the creator of the Heavens, the Earth and the Sea. It was he who brought forth the light and lifted us out of the darkness. He was very wise but he was also known to be a “trickster”.


scrappy artist has captured my heart

12 Feb

i am so excited to have Morganna returning to the Bloomin Earth show this year i just had to share her creations. now this IS recycling. i love everything she creates and even though i told myself last year i would make a purchase, i just couldnt decide and left with nothing. well not this year baby!!

i love her setup of the displays. its so appealing to me with the jumble of colours mixed with the vintage housewares. i found myself in awe lastyear when i leaned in for a closer inspection of her creations, such incredible quality hidden under the fraying fabrics, like every stay hair was meant to be just exactly where it was. gaw. i am still in awe. and in love. THIS is a vendor you should not miss.

but dont get me wrong… there are many many incredible artists with talents to be discovered.

you may not share my passion for these particular pieces, but with so many vendors to see you’re sure to find your own obsession.

Find Morganna in Facebook

its going to be a promising recycled christmas

25 Nov

the crafting world has progressed so much since last year, or maybe its just that more artists are tuned into the online world, but i found so many recycled art projects that look better than anything i would ever find in a store. now to just decide who will get what…

cd clock ::

painted lanterns :: miycreations

recycled belt bracelets ::

flower hairpins :: Kayte Terry

recycled fabric birds :: this recycled life

magazine pendants :: sister diane

antique fork bracelet :: wildfirewrench

Crochet Plastic Bag Purse ::

Glamourous AND eco-friendly?!

6 Apr


While reading through my trendy fashion emails I stubled upon this company escamastudio offering stunning silver purses, clutches and totes. I was shocked (and excited) to find out they we’re made of hundreds of pop tabs, crochet together.

tutorial: paper + fabric flowers for spring

2 Mar

Paper Flower Table Setting

Paper Flowers Tutorial :: Wendy Chung of Dozi Design via Craftershock


Fabric Flower Garland Tutorial :: Katye Terry (this is love forever) via Creature Comforts

New way to print on fabric

9 Jan

You may have seen this before (if you read the other blog) but i wanted to get some of these really awesome tutorials over here before the other place is gone forever.

Bleach on Fabrics, in a good way

bleach stencil :: via stencil revolution

the artist offers a lot of tips and instructions… including one comment that is the best advice ever!!

You never get good results without craftsmanship.