Monthly Archives: February 2011

Past Work – Plastic Pear

I’ve been working with recycled and repurposed materials long before I started this blog, and I thought it might be fun to feature some of my past projects. This piece is from 5 years ago, when I was in college … Continue reading

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Project 16 Week 20 – Newspaper Basket

As soon as I spotted this project on the Nifty Thrifty Things blog I knew I had to try it.  I dreamt of making big baskets for fabric, small baskets for my jewelry, and on and on. And then I … Continue reading

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Check me out on Pinterest

Have you guys heard of this new website Pinterest?  Its cool, you can use it sort of like a virtual cork board to keep track of ideas you like, spaces, images, really anything.  I thought it would be a great … Continue reading

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Project 10 Update – Bright Red Drinking Straw Sconce

So today I have a special update from Project 10, the fabulous drinking straw sconce that I made, based on a design by Mark Montano.  There’s no reason this great sconce has to be made from multi-colored straws, so I … Continue reading

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Project 15 Week 19 – Recycled Plastic Bag Pendant Light

I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s project, a beautiful pendant light made from recycled plastic bags, and the fact that it marks the halfway point in my 30x30x3 journey. For those of you new this week, here’s a … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Treat

Here’s a little special treat to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! As you can see, I’ve been getting caught up in my paint chips, and I thought that this pair of bright red and pink pieces would be perfect … Continue reading

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Project 14 Week 18 – Cork Covered Pencil Cups

Who doesn’t love a good old recycled tin can?  Even if you eat only the most lovingly home cooked food, there’s always something that comes in a can.  I’ve been turning them into pencil cups since I was 12, but … Continue reading

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