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For me the best "art" is that which can be used everyday. The pieces I create rarely hang on a wall or even stay in my possession. This is my place to save images of my creative works.
Refurbished desk -- repainted using painters tape and black high gloss enamel; drawers replaced/added.

Refurbished desk -- repainted using painters tape and black high gloss enamel; drawers replaced/added.

kiddie backpack - upcycled from a worn pair of men´s shorts and cloth scraps. Shoulder straps make a drawstring closure inside. Not bad for inventing my own pattern!

kiddie backpack - upcycled from a worn pair of men´s shorts and cloth scraps. Shoulder straps make a drawstring closure inside. Not bad for inventing my own pattern!

Rag rug from t-shirt scraps. Ran out of scraps so some polyester fabric was used to alternate & fill in. It resulted in a more stain-resistant white. Total cost: USD$10

Rag rug from t-shirt scraps. Ran out of scraps so some polyester fabric was used to alternate & fill in. It resulted in a more stain-resistant white. Total cost: USD$10

Too much time on my hands, too many empty yogurt bottles

Too much time on my hands, too many empty yogurt bottles

Crocheted Basket for our TV Console

Crocheted Basket for our TV Console

Crocheted basket--using old plastic bags and extra yarn to make a custom-sized toddler kitchen catch-all for the win!

Crocheted basket--using old plastic bags and extra yarn to make a custom-sized toddler kitchen catch-all for the win!

I tired of my headphones always getting tangled and damaged in my bag. Upcycled fabric scraps and a zipper from a pair of pants.

I tired of my headphones always getting tangled and damaged in my bag. Upcycled fabric scraps and a zipper from a pair of pants.

salvaged this chair frame from the trash heap -- refurbished with a few pieces of wood and broom handles and yarn.

salvaged this chair frame from the trash heap -- refurbished with a few pieces of wood and broom handles and yarn.

"It has a broken arm and nose," they said, "and your husband has a plaster business," they said, "so could you fix up our saint?" I took a picture because it actually came out much better than expected. Wish I had taken a before photo.

"It has a broken arm and nose," they said, "and your husband has a plaster business," they said, "so could you fix up our saint?" I took a picture because it actually came out much better than expected. Wish I had taken a before photo.

carboard box playhouse

carboard box playhouse

bumblebee baby hat & apliqué and embroidered onesies

bumblebee baby hat & apliqué and embroidered onesies

yarn-ball globe lampshade. Good while it lasted; gravity and dust sticking to the glue eventually did it in.

gravity and dust sticking to the glue eventually did it in.

Hot Wheels car carrier--made from paper tubes (TP and paper towels) and a cardboard box.

Hot Wheels car carrier--made from paper tubes (TP and paper towels) and a cardboard box.

Baby knit cap w/crocheted flowers. I wanted a sleek, flapper-esque cap. In retrospect, I would make the ribbing thicker even if it meant sacrificing design because this hat didn't stay put well. Or maybe make it deeper?

Baby knit cap w/crocheted flowers. I wanted a sleek, flapper-esque cap. In retrospect, I would make the ribbing thicker even if it meant sacrificing design because this hat didn't stay put well. Or maybe make it deeper?

Chair repaired & refinished

Chair repaired & refinished