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Etsy Feature: Upcycled T-shirt Dresses

What does a former forensic scientist do when she stops dismantling meth labs to raise her four children and take care of her family? She starts dismantling T-shirts to create adorable dresses for little girls! As a child, Carrie Poniewaz’s mother gave her some good advice: “learn to type and learn to sew then you will always have a job and you will always have something to wear.” While her love of sewing and creating started at a young age growing up with a family of creative women, …

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Weekend Link Round-Up: April 15, 2011

Extreme Upcycling? Head over to Green Thing to read their article: Unusual, Odd And Wonderful Upcycled Fashion. Honestly, I don’t know what to say about some of these ideas. They literally left me speechless. The article and pictures are worth a click. If, for no other reason, than pure entertainment. This cute bag is made from an upcycled burlap bag that once held coffee. I love coffe and burlap so this purse is a favorite! Check out 5th Season’s entire line of upcycled burlap items! Head over to …

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It is no suprise that we are a big fan of Etsy here at Upcycle Magazine. So, I am happy to share with you the 2nd Annual Earth Day Auction being sponsored by Team EcoEtsy. There is still time to be a part of this great event. The auction lasts for two more weeks. The items are donated by their members and all proceeds are donated to Habitat for Humanity in Japan to help rebuild and to aid Japanese earthquake survivors. So you can bid on beautiful …

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Make a Coffee Table From Antique Printer Drawer

This is a fun and easy upcycled furniture project and makes for a functional coffee table and a great place to display your “smallies.” I can’t take any credit for this idea. My in-laws had one at their home when I started dating my husband. It is an old printer drawer or tray placed on a base and covered with a piece of glass. Printer drawers once held the type set that was used in a print shop. They are wooden, sturdy and sometimes come with a cool …

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Weekend Link Round-Up: April 8, 2011

I had the pleasure of stumbling across eden outfitters while passing through Southern Indiana. They have a retail store located in quaint Nashville, Indiana and an online store here where they sell eco-friendly clothing and goods. I finally got to feel t-shirts and fleece made from recycled plastic bottles. I would definately wear them. They are soft and feel like cotton. Go visit Dharma Trading Company for a great article about upcycling. While you are there look around for some inspiration. Many of their products could be used …