Archive for the ‘UpCycled Art Projects’ Category

Now at Bombadil Studios
May 31, 2017

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. 

September 12, 2016


making headbands for the etsy shop and Pumpkin Festival

Dungarees Deconstructed
September 6, 2016


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

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








August 7, 2015

the beginnings of an “end of summer hat”


Boho Gypsy Soul
August 1, 2015


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

June 14, 2015

upcycled crossbody flowerpower pouch


flowerpower pouch topview

one of a kind handmade pouch


one-of-a-kind handmade upcycled pouch |  flowerpower design  |  

Autumn Inspired
October 28, 2014

Soon to be added to my etsy shop….


Textile Art Bag
October 25, 2014

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 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

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





funky leopard clutch bag – my new favorite
October 10, 2014

Now available at Urban Sassafras in Springfield, Il.

leopard clutch and elements

leopard bag back top

leopard bag back

Clutch Bag Designs. Bricolage.
October 4, 2014

multicolor materials for creating

the elements used to create bricolage clutch bag pictured below.

multifront multiclutch multiback

11-1/2″ x 5-1/4″    |        upcycled        |      one-of-a-kind

Plastic Bags
April 29, 2014

Here are a couple of bags that were created using the fused plastic bag technique. This is the original process that I used when I opened my etsy shop,

Over the years, my style evolved to include more recycled fabrics, instead of plastic. Thought I would try it out again, after looking back at some of my photos and thinking that they had a different kind of interesting look. Here are a couple of new creations, in the old style.






A Walk in the Country
March 21, 2014

Took a nice walk in the country today–a perfect second day of spring– with my dad…molly went, too.



Easter Bonnet
March 10, 2014


I started experimenting with making hats when I found a set of wooden hat forms at an estate sale. They’re created free-form, bricolage style by layering fabrics, molding,cutting, stitching until I get the look that I want. I love the way this one turned out, it’s one of my favorites. It sold at a local event where I set up my upcycled vendor cart…here’s a photo of the cart:


December 31, 2013

upcycled bags | upholstery fabric samples; recycled sweaters | vintage buttons | handstitching



Find them here in my Etsy shop:

December 29, 2013

A fire in the wood burner is keeping me cozy as I recharge…straightening up the chaos in my studio and daydreaming…thinking thinking thinking. Got my new business cards yesterday. I used a photo of one of my favorite painted canvas upcycled bags….I think this one went Florida’s way this past year. (contact info is printed on the back)



Upcycled Festive Clutch for Winter
December 22, 2013

Now in my etsy shop, itzachicthing, here:


December 7, 2013

Ok, I LOVE THIS! Have to find a spot to make one for Max (and soon to be, Morgan) I found it on page and followed it to this blog post:



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