Monday, May 27, 2013


Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.

In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... 
I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books
...wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods..
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...


Being Memorial Day weekend... I automatically think of poppies.
But how did that come about?
You can read the back story... HERE

and so today... 
I thought I would focus my recycle ideas on all things poppy themed:

things made with paper...

things made with cloth and thread...

things for the home...


... and this stunning graffiti piece in New Zealand
(artist unknown to me)


Here is how to make your own paper poppies:

and here


(the photo at the top is one I took in PA)