November 26, 2017 - Comments Off on Word

Mixed media messages

wood blocks | painted twigs | bottle caps | buttons | wooden spools | wine corks | paint

Upcycled functional art: for holding pencils, paintbrushes, knitting needles, crochet hooks or decorative sticks.

Enjoy your day…

November 15, 2017 - Comments Off on Enjoy your day…

live out loud!




Scatter Joy. ~emerson

November 15, 2017 - Comments Off on Scatter Joy. ~emerson

embellished with recycled textiles and paint | one-of-a-kind

oversized S denim LizWear jacket


Jacket Weather is Just Around the Corner

October 9, 2017 - Comments Off on Jacket Weather is Just Around the Corner

embellished denim jackets now at Bombadil Studios in Springfield, Il

Enbellished Denim Jackets

September 9, 2017 - Comments Off on Enbellished Denim Jackets

upcycled using vintage textiles and other fabric snippets.

On the way to L.A. 

August 28, 2017 - Comments Off on On the way to L.A. 

Boho happy hippie wear shipped to L.A. 

Making Hats

August 11, 2017 - Comments Off on Making Hats

Here are a few of my most recent hat creations–all are made with recycled fabrics.   So. I’m working towards stocking my etsy shop — it’s looking rather bare right now. Watch for new things to come. In the meantime, to see what I’ve made (and sold) in the past you can click here.  

Now at Bombadil Studios

May 31, 2017 - Comments Off on Now at Bombadil Studios

These. And more upcycled itzachicthing denim jackets are now at Bombadil Studios in Springfield, IL.  I’ve got a stash of unembellished jackets, all shapes and sizes yet to do. 

A Mixed Bag

February 4, 2017 - Comments Off on A Mixed Bag

mixed media upcycled bag




September 12, 2016 - Comments Off on Handmade


making headbands for the etsy shop and Pumpkin Festival

Dungarees Deconstructed

September 6, 2016 - Comments Off on Dungarees Deconstructed


Morton Pumpkin Festival is September 16,17. I’ll be there with my upcycled accessories. Here’s a recent creation.imageimage


Painted Shoes

February 11, 2016 - Comments Off on Painted Shoes

new ideas for 2016.

these steampunk-y looking shoes are painted with oil based paint markers, then sealed for added protection (all can be found in my etsy shop ItzaChicThing)



Artfully Collaged Headbands

December 2, 2015 - 3 Responses









August 7, 2015 - Comments Off on Hats

the beginnings of an “end of summer hat”


Boho Gypsy Soul

August 1, 2015 - Comments Off on Boho Gypsy Soul


handmade upcycled boho gypsy festival bag
vintage buttons, bling, lace & embroidery snippets

handstitched accents

double vintage crocheted crossbody strap

body of bag 14×13-1/2 (plus 5″ shabby chic fringe)

triple pocket on front, large pocket on back and inside.
Satin-y crinkle fabric lining


large crossbody bag, boho gypsy, festival
handmade, indie design
one of a kind

measures 13-1/2″ x 12″ usable space (plus the fringe)

upcycled using upholstery fabric samples, denim, denim pockets, vintage – lace, pearl buttons, embroidery and random bits of fabric

2″ wide strap
44″ strap

features double front & back pocket

{ you won’t see another one 


handmade boho gypsy festival bag
heavy duty denim seam crossbody strap
deep front pocket 9-1/2×7
12×14 body
5″ fabric snippet fringe
handstitched accents
painted leather feather


upcycled denim cross body boho bag

front pocket velcro flap

button closure
upcycled fabric snippets, denim, vintage lace, embroidery & crochet

3-1/2’ shabby fabric fringe

Wedding Bells will be Ringing…

June 15, 2015 - 2 Responses

Soon I’ll get back to my studio and start creating again for my etsy shop…. for now, though, I’m surrounding myself with soft peachy pink wedding magic


wedding magic









June 14, 2015 - Comments Off on FlowerPower

upcycled crossbody flowerpower pouch


flowerpower pouch topview

one of a kind handmade pouch


one-of-a-kind handmade upcycled pouch |  flowerpower design  | itzachicthing.etsy.com  

Autumn Inspired

October 28, 2014 - Comments Off on Autumn Inspired

Soon to be added to my etsy shop….


Textile Art Bag

October 25, 2014 - Comments Off on Textile Art Bag

This clutch bag is so soft and feels good to the touch. That’s why I left it as a clutch…as opposed to adding a long crossbody strap. It’s now on display at Urban Sassafras (in Springfield, Il), but can also be purchased through my etsy shop itzachicthing.etsy.com if I know about interest. Just let me know. It measures 7-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and has a back zippered pocket.


Fresh Air and Sunshine

October 23, 2014 - Comments Off on Fresh Air and Sunshine

enjoying the sunshine and getting some fresh air…it was a beautiful fall day for a walk in the park.






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