Meet Coty of Sweet Sage Jewelry Design

Meet Coty of Sweet Sage Jewelry Design

    I am so excited to share this interview with you guys!  I had the pleasure of interviewing Coty of Sweet Sage Jewelry .  Her work is wonderful, and she is a such a sweet lady, her story of how she got into jewelry making and why she loves eco…
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

I loved this book when we had to read it in high school… I got this book from the thrift store a few weeks back… I have been rolling it each night after.  Excited to get these beads done and turned into some awesome bracelets!          …
New Items In The Shop This Week

New Items In The Shop This Week

  This week we added a good variety of new recycled map bracelet, sheet music bracelets and book bracelets. Next week we will be adding some new books to the shop, we will have some classic novels as well as contemporary favorites like Twilight and Eat Pray Love. Also should have…
What I’m Working On

What I’m Working On

    This week has kept me pretty busy, Dave and I ended up going fishing on Sunday after church… so I took my beads with me to work on.  I was soooo excited to get started on rolling some of the damaged books I found at the thrift store…
Top 10 Recycled Book Ideas

Top 10 Recycled Book Ideas

  So what happens to damaged and outdated books from library, thrift stores, schools and homes across the country?  It’s such a waste for all these beauty to go right to the landfill, these awesome recycled artists have managed to turn old books into a real form of art! Everything…
New Items In The Shop This Week

New Items In The Shop This Week

This week we posted some recycled book bead earrings from the book, “Caps For Sale”.  It’s a classic book about this dude that is trying to sell caps and these monkeys keep on taking his hats.  The colors in the book are awesome, it has a nice teal tone throughout…
From Bookshelves to Inspiration

From Bookshelves to Inspiration

I’m really proud of my boyfriend Dave, he is an amazing artisan baker that is extremely passionate for his craft.  I think that is a huge part as to why we get along so well and understand each other.  He recently got a new job at new bakery and his…
A Lively Apartment Livingroom

A Lively Apartment Livingroom

I have made so many changes to the layout of my living room after taking down my Christmas decorations earlier last month.  I took down everything off of my walls and moved it all around.  I thought I would how it turned out.
Spring Flower Pen Holder

Spring Flower Pen Holder

Do you have a problem of losing pens at your front reception desk of your office?  This is the coolest solution to that problem… a pen pot! It is really easy to make, you can make your own recycled paper flowers with book pages or scrap book paper, or you…
Wine Cork Plant Labels

Wine Cork Plant Labels

There are so many fun ways to label your herbs, everything from spoons to wine corks.  I have done spoon labels in the past, and decided I would try wine corks.  I have a friend that is a head pastry chef at a local restaurant, she always saves the wine…
Apartment Garden Zen

Apartment Garden Zen

When does gardening season start in my home?  Right after New Years day, yep thats right!  While majority of the United States is buried in snow, my boyfriend Dave and I went out to the local nursery this past weekend to get some new plants for the garden.  We mostly…
Earring Palooza

Earring Palooza

Today only Nov. 20th 2013 we are offering FREE shipping on any order of recycled book bead earrings!  Offer ends tonight at midnight pacific time… grab some great stocking stuffers! Enter “PALOOZA” at checkout  Check out the earrings here… 
Old Shelving Turned Into Art

Old Shelving Turned Into Art

I live right next to a college, which is a huge added bonus when I’m on the hunt for trash to turn into artwork.  A few months ago I found two large book shelves, the frame itself was warped and unusable, but the shelves that slide out were still able…
In Honor of Movember

In Honor of Movember

It’s November, no.. Movember, and in honor of men across the country flaunting those mustaches to support mens health I decided, since I don’t have the ability to grow facial hair, I would make some mantastic magnets…. Please take the time to check out the official Movember site to learn…
New Book Bracelets Now In Shop…

New Book Bracelets Now In Shop…

The Little Red Riding Hood Bracelet Set The Trashy Crafter Shop has new items going up every single week, be sure to swing by and check out all the new recycled book jewelry we have up, some colors and styles are almost sold out, and once gone, they are gone…
Zombie Babies

Zombie Babies

 Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope all have a spoctactular night with family, tonight we are featuring a fantastic recycled artist that have a very creative way to repurpose old baby dolls! Meet Daniel from Etsy shop Zombabiez… Meet Daniel… “Underneath a stack of old toys at a yard sale or…
Upcycled Autumn Goodies

Upcycled Autumn Goodies

Autumn is here, and I couldn’t be happier, I am one of those people that get overly excited about autumn, the crunchy leaves, pumpkin pie and apple scented candles.  Here are a few of the wonderful crafters on Etsy that create some awesome recycled autumn crafts, everything from acorns to…