upcycled rusty cow made from recycled metal

Creating Beautiful Upcycled Yard Art From Recycled Metals

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Do you love the look and feel of a bit of rusty metal around the place? Rusty metals, peeling paints and furniture with knocks and chips, make many of us fall in love with them, due to their visual feast, …

vintage kantha quilt

The Beauty of Vintage Kantha Quilts

Helen Edwards Bedrooms, Decorating & DIY, Fabric with feeling, Fair trade, Homewares, Interior Decorating Design, Linen & Soft Furnishing, Objects of Art, Product Features, Things to Love, Vintage Decor 0 Comments

  Throws and Quilts really brighten up your home, bring warmth and are of course very practical! Not only that, but layering during cooler weather, rather than putting the heater on the instant it gets a tad chilly, is far …

Fabulous upcycling ideas to inspire you with RETRASH

Helen Edwards Furniture, Green Living, Interior Decorating Design, Objects of Art, Recycle Design, Reviews, Sustainability, Upcycle, Upcycling Posts 208 Comments

I am sharing tons of upcycling ideas to inspire you today with a bit of a book review of Retrash-  a high quality, soft cover coffee table book showcasing inspirational ideas on reusing second hand materials through upcycling. I met the author …

Etsy celebrates the best of Australia and New Zealand’s creative talent

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Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, has announced the winners of this year’s Etsy Awards with six talented designers and makers from across Australia and New Zealand recognised for their creativity and craftsmanship. We are featuring the …

Funky Dory – Recycled Plastic Fashion, Clocks & Art!

Helen Edwards Art Inspiration, Decorating & DIY, Decorating Favourites, Heartfelt and Mindful, Inspiration, Objects of Art, Recycle Design, Things to Love, Upcycle, Upcycling Posts 0 Comments

Jacq Chorlton from Funky Dory, creates gorgeous handcrafted clocks, recycled material sculptures, paintings and more. Her recent creation – a recycled plastic dress – won the category award ‘colour palette’ at the Mandurah Wearable Art Showcase. The ‘Common Threads Wearable Art’ …