Upcycling my Wedding Quilt

In 1997, I sewed a quilt to display at my wedding ceremony but I didn’t love the design, so I have upcycled it into items I love more.

Plastic Toys Creative Reuse

Get ideas for ways you can divert plastic toys from landfill – either to more children, to artists or to be made into plastic furniture.

My Good List

A thing, a habit, a work of art and a philosophy – these are the four items that Tsh Oxenreider asks guests to describe on her podcast Simple. So what are my answers?

Igloo from Plastic Jugs

We built an igloo from plastic jugs for Maker Faire NoVa and we used a method no one had used before (zip ties!)

Memory Keepsakes

Memory keepsakes are items made from clothing when someone passes away.

Wedding Dress Repurposing

Your wedding dress can live in your closet for decades “just in case” you find a use for it. But what if your dress could help another bride? Get ideas on where to donate or sell your dress, as well as projects to transforms your dress into a keepsake.

Scrap Wood Reuse

Wood makes up about 6 percent of the waste stream in the United States – so get inspired to make simple projects from scrap wood.

Trash Fashion

Trash fashion is clothing made from trash or recyclable materials.