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Interesting stories from all across the world of upcycling, recycling, and reusing! Check back each week for news, interviews, giveaways, links to interesting sites, and more.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Hands-on Review: Upcycled Tote Bag

Oh my glory, you are going to love this tote bag from Migdalia. Made of upcycled fabric, it is beyond what you are going to come up with on your own crafting at the kitchen table. I will admit to you right now that I usually give the product review items back to Upcycle Magazine so that they can use them in a give-away for their fabulous readers. Well, don’t tell anyone but I am keeping this bag! My cell phone and wallet are inside and they …

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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Hands-on Review: Vintage Vinyl Journal

Vintage Vinyl Journals are cool. I couldn’t really picture how journals made from vintage vinyl would look so I didn’t really know what to expect. The journal definitely exceeded my expectation. From the packaging to the retro looking label and logo, everything is well done and professional. My review journal was made from a Billy Joel album. The front of the album is the actual vinyl cut into a square and the back is the front of the album cover. The handcrafted journal contains 250 unlined acid-free …

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Friday, November 18, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up November 18, 2011

I love this cool project for an upcycled tray. I also love the name of Kellie’s blog: My So Called Green Life. I adored Jordan Catalano in my youth. It’s that time of the year! Check out this upcycled gift guide. Hello! This blog is my new best friend!

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Friday, November 4, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up Nov. 4, 2011

Go check out the True Sustainability online community and forum. Good stuff! Are restroom hand dryers really the greener choice? See what they Badly Stuffed Animal has to say about it. Time to start your holiday crafts. Here is a tutorial for an elegant wreath made from upcycled fabric. Go to Infarrantly Creative.

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Friday, October 14, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up October 14, 2011

Tam over at Sew Dang Cute Crafts hosted an upcycle contest on her blog this week. Voting is over but you can check out all of the awesome projects here! KnoWaste. A UK company has started the first recycling program that we know of for recycling diapers or nappies. Love it! Have a green Halloween! Read some of Kristina’s ideas complete with some for upcycling. Click here.