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  |  

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 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.





funky leopard clutch bag – my new favorite

October 10, 2014 - Comments Off on funky leopard clutch bag – my new favorite

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 - Comments Off on Clutch Bag Designs. Bricolage.

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 - Comments Off on Plastic Bags

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 - Comments Off on A Walk in the Country

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 - Comments Off on Easter Bonnet


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 - Comments Off on Bricolage

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



Find them here in my Etsy shop:


December 29, 2013 - Comments Off on Recharging

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)




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