Featured Member: Lalipourie Designs

Lalipourie Designs How did you get started in your chosen craft? I was first introduced to telephone wire for art projects at my very hippie parent-coop elementary school called Charquin Alternative Program in Hayward, California. I started off creating bird sculptures and other figures before gradually creating bracelets and hair ornaments. Since then I’ve perfected […]

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Freecycle-More Than Just a Place to Recycle

Founded on May 1, 1993 by Deron Beal Freecycle has grown from a single location in Tuscon, Arizona to an international organization having chapters in 85 countries.  Whether you’re in need of  something or having something you need to get rid of that’s just too good for the landfill, Freecycle has a few guidelines in […]

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Featured Member: Fabula

Fabula How did you get started in your chosen craft? I was born and grew up in Russia, where we learn sewing, cooking and making things at school. I was always making my own accessories and clothes (there wasn’t much in shops in the USSR!). When I moved to Ireland 12 years ago, and couldn’t […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Treasures from the Sewing Basket

zJayne nominated this incredible cuff made by Greenbelts. I have to agree with her that it is quite an eye catcher. If you take a look at the other photos of it in Greenbelt’s Etsy shop you will notice the amazing size of this beautiful vintage button. It is a truly unique piece. This charming […]

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Themed Nomination – Treasures from the Sewing Basket

I’m guessing that many of our team members have in common a fondness for sewing baskets. Finding an old sewing basket or box filled with trinkets and treasures at a garage sale is such a thrill. I’ll usually buy the whole thing on the spot and then take it home and spend hours going through […]

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Themed Nominations – Repurpose, Reclaim and Reuse

Something which our team excels in is the art of reusing, repurposing, recycling and reclaiming. Search any of these tags on Etsy and you will be amazed by how many are items from our team members. Anything previously used from magazine paper, clothing fabric, leather, plastic, recycled circuit boards and skateboards have been transformed into […]

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