My last-minute handmade gift -- a sketchbook cover made from kids' swim trunks

Cross-your-heart unladylike collage

O coffee bag, o coffee bag, much pleasure do you bring me!

What a difference a medium makes

Postcards from around the world (part 2)

Bye bye winter blues -- making a patchwork scarf out of fleece kids clothes

Handmade postcards from around the world (part 1)

Twice Used -- Turning broken iPhone screens into cool new stuff

Making collaged postcards with a little help from my subconscious (aka right brain)

The perfect tool for making envelopes out of recycled paper

It's ALIVE! Turning old photos from a science textbook into abstract art

Revisiting an old photograph

A tale of two custom orders

All play and no work at upcycled journal workshop

Repurposing means raising my standards -- 5 habits of a perfect upcycler

Cinch book binding tool -- first impressions

Bound to succeed -- which method of book binding is best?

Filling my bags with Zero Landfill fabric finds

Should I or shouldn't I? Craft fairs pros and cons

The oddball at OddMall -- when a craft fair is like middle school

Warning -- tampering with these books may be hazardous to my conscience

Finding beauty at the thrift store -- tips from a passionate upcycler (guest post)

The prize in the cereal box -- making packages for retail display out of cereal bags

Keep it simple, silly -- How I turned an overwrought design into a stylish notecard

Warning -- old cookbook photos may be hazardous to your appetite

Avoid these 6 mistakes and you'll be a (punk) rock star with rivets, grommets and snaps

Seattle's best salvage store that nobody knows about -- except YOU

What makes a Maker? Are Designers better?

More bracelets made of blue jean seams

A mid-century kids encyclopedia is pure upcycling gold

Upcycling in history -- the art of "Gaman" in Japanese-American internment camps during WW2

Turn the page: Colorful collage made from strips of book pages

Sugar rush -- turning a cardboard candy box into an iPhone case

Garbage facts -- my first infographic!

Book review: "eco craft" -- more eco, please

Am I odd enough for OddMall?

Two more coffee-bag bags -- a Starbucks tablet sleeve and Tully's zippered bag

Don't know much about type-writ-ing. Don't know much about tab stops.

A life well lived

Thrift store find -- retro Boy Scout handbook from 1943

This booth was made for sellin' -- or will be, once I fix these 5 problems

The inside scoop on re-purposing blue jean inseams

How to make a hand fan out of an oversized playing card

It's not easy being green -- coming clean about my environmental sins

The motherlode of old books

Book Review: "Sewing Green" by Betz White -- fun projects, easy-to-follow patterns & instructions, solid background info

What I learned at the craft fair: Lesson 5 -- Please try this at home

What I learned at the craft fair: Lesson 4 -- Never underestimate the value of a good wingman (or woman)

What I learned at the craft fair: Lesson 3 -- Free stuff is still stuff

What I learned at the craft fair: Lesson 2 -- It's OK to murder Candyland

What I learned about craft fairs this weekend: Lesson 1 -- Fair weather fairgoers

5 recycled covers for blank books

Getting ready for the season's first craft show