Archive for the ‘UpCycled Art Projects’ Category

Enjoy your day…
November 15, 2017

live out loud!




Scatter Joy. ~emerson
November 15, 2017

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

embellished denim jackets now at Bombadil Studios in Springfield, Il

Enbellished Denim Jackets
September 9, 2017

upcycled using vintage textiles and other fabric snippets.

On the way to L.A. 
August 28, 2017

Boho happy hippie wear shipped to L.A. 

Making Hats
August 11, 2017

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

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.







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