I started sewing and crafting when I was a little girl.
So it’s no surprise that I have a variety of creations in my Etsy Shop.
My shop’s name, Tins and Treasures, was chosen
for my decorative Tins, made of recycled food cans.
All the other creations are considered the Treasures.
Almost everything in my shop is made of upcycled materials.
These pumpkins are made from sweater sleeves.
It is a challenge to find orange sweaters in the thrift store,
so if you’re getting rid of one, send it my way!
Hubby cuts the pumpkin stems from the branches
he gathers in the backyard.
I love working with Wool. I had plenty of wool skirts
in my Teacher Wardrobe. And most of them are Vintage!
That Vintage Wool is also nice for making these Handwarmers.
They stay warm just long enough for a run
or a brisk walk with your dog!
Another favorite fabric is an upcycled Chenille Bedspread.
When we find one in a Thrift Shop, we snatch it up right away.
Here it is...all put together with a Vintage Wool Scarf,
a Vintage Button from one of my MIL’s old Winter Coats,
and a hat made out of the top of my Hubby’s discarded sock.
(Laundered, of course!)
Many of my friends know I love to recycle fabrics so they
bring me quilts, bedspreads, jeans, sweaters, and much more.
These snowmen are fashioned from an old bedspread,
wool skirt, vinyl sample, and shirt buttons.
Our most recent gift from our friend, Paula,
was a box of Vintage Jewelry.
Those beads are perfect for Hubby’s Wine Bottle Necklaces.
Another item for your Wine Gifting needs, are these bags,
created with upholstery samples. And do you recognize that
the beards are made of the fringe from one of
those old Chenille Bedspreads?
These Owls started out as scraps of
upholstery and vintage wool.
When Hubby cleans out his closet,
I’m quick to save his cotton plaid shirts.
Handsome fabrics for Santas and Scarecrows.
I searched every thrift store in town to find enough
wooden candle holders to serve as pedestals.
Now hubby can make them for me in his woodshop.
Cotton shirting coordinates as a wrap for the
Terry Towel Thanksgiving Turkey.
I could go on and on...
Like this Birdhouse made with the Barnwood
from our Family’s Farm.
Vintage Chenille Bedspread, Vintage Wool Skirt,
Vintage Cotton Sweater, one of my Son-in-Law’s Socks
and a Vintage Coat Button
all come together for this creation.
This spring I’ve been cleaning and organizing my Sewing Studio.
I look forward to creating again with those upcycled
wool and cotton fabrics in my stash.
And hopefully, you’ll see some of those new creations
at Winterfest this year.
In the meantime, check out my Tins and Treasures Etsy shop
to see these items, along with the bowls
that Hubby has turned out in his Wood Shop.
Earth Day is a Good Time to think about how
we all can ♻️ Reuse and Recycle our valuable resources,
and Reduce the amount of stuff that is sent to our landfills.
Be kind to one another...Be kind to our earth.