Other Upcycled Treasures

Materials inspire me to create. What started as upcycled hair clips has grown into embellished booties, hand stitched pouches and French Press Cozys made from upcycled wool sweaters. Always experimenting with loads of new ideas. Everything is one of a kind, so snatch it up if you see it in the shop.

Coptic Bound Blank Journals | Made reclaimed books + paper from production waste Printing | Hand-Bound with waxed linen thread |

While living in Portland, OR I was close to a printing press and was always stopping by for scraps and sometimes it would be a lot of scraps. Like stacks of scraps, perfectly cut square on all sides. It made the most sense to fit the book to the paper, so I hunted for the perfect size, useless book and found a plethora of readers digest with the best patterned covers. I bought just a couple to make sure they fit the paper first and long behold trim off the excess from the spine create the perfect size carry all sketch book.

Use this as a journal or sketch book as the pages are blank and the size is perfect for travel and note taking. Measures about 4 inches wide by nearly 7.5 in tall.

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Embellished Tiny Booties | Made from reclaimed Boots | Scrap fibers + Upcycled Materials |

These teeny tiny booties are too cute to pass up. Each pair one of a kind and unlike any other. Made from reclaimed boots. Embellished with soft scrap fibers + upcycled materials. Most have functional velcro entry. Easy fix for any outfit. Teach your tiny one about accessorizing and sustainable fashion with these super cute booties that pretty much go with everything!


Needle Felted Hair Pieces made from upcycled materials | reclaimed buttons + thread | scrap Fibers + found treasures |

Each Hairclip is completely one of a kind and made entirely from upcycled and reclaimed materials. Simple to embellished, each detailed hair piece is always new favorite. Needle felted upcycled acrylic scarf with bright wool roving mixing nicely to contrast with the scrap fiber detail. These one-of-a-kind piece are all finished different with hand stitching to reclaimed thread to vintage buttons against layers of repurposed tulle + other salvaged items.

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Woolly Pouches | made from Upcycled Wool Sweaters + Reclaimed materials |

These are simple piece envelope style pouches for protecting those valuables and breakable pieces and electronics. Blanket stitched together with reclaimed thread, these pouches are made from upcycled sweaters, needle felted with locally sourced merino wool roving + scrap fibers, finished with a recycled vintage button.

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French Press Cozy| made from upcycled wool sweaters + scrap fibers

These French Press Cozys are sure to be a conversation starter over that morning cup of coffee or tea. It was made from an upcycled felted wool sweater. Wool is a thermal insulator so it will keep that last cup in you press hot till the last drop. The detail was composed entirely with scrap textile pieces + scrap fibers, stitched with reclaimed thread. They are finished with vintage button closures and repurposed elastic for a stretch to variable sizes. Keep the burns at bay and your coffee hot with this sustainably made French Press Cozy.

Crafted to with an elastic/button closure to fit typical 3-4 cup French Press. 32oz. Custom orders are available for larger and smaller sizes.

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IMG_1050 2Nature Creature Pins | Hand crafted from found nature treasures

These fun critters pop up at all my shows and fairs. Look for them hiding throughout my displays. They make the best gifts and keep everyone smiling. Created from an extended collection of trail sticks and other treasures gathered from various journeys and adventures.


cardholdersPunch Card Holders | Made from Upcycled Maps | Reclaimed Ribbon + Recycled Book Spines |

With the amount of punch cards one gets for frequent visits, it can be hard to keep track of them all. With the Punch Card Holder, you can keep them organized neatly, in a fun one of a kind piece, that will be sure to get a lot of comments. Maps were meant to be folded and here I have folded them into an accordion style to accommodate 6+ cards. Slide this in your wallet or tuck it in your pocket or purse and never be without your cards again. Measures a little bigger than the size of a business card. Opens to about 16″

Available through Custom Order.

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