My husband has been making and playing guitars for many years. I ran across a pick punch online and he will never buy another of his favorite picks again. He prefers to use the larger 346 rounded triangle pick instead of the smaller standard 351.
I looked at a cat sand jug before tossing in recycle, and just look what it has become! I cut the flat sides out and washed off the dust. He has been playing with his new green picks and says they are a medium weight.
I bought a sheet of plastic to punch out later, but the recycling bug bit me when I gave that jug a second thought. Find them in my ArtFire shop. My husband will be trying out other rescued plastic picks.

My husband has been making and playing guitars for many years. I ran across a pick punch online and he will never buy another of his favorite picks again. He prefers to use the larger 346 rounded triangle pick instead of the smaller standard 351.

I looked at a cat sand jug before tossing in recycle, and just look what it has become! I cut the flat sides out and washed off the dust. He has been playing with his new green picks and says they are a medium weight.

I bought a sheet of plastic to punch out later, but the recycling bug bit me when I gave that jug a second thought. Find them in my ArtFire shop. My husband will be trying out other rescued plastic picks.


A big thank you to those who donate their used cards to SCRAP, Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts, in San Francisco. I glue rescued white card stock to the back and die cut out the cutest Christmas gift tags. Unwanted cards are given a second life of usefulness, and may even be used as charming bookmarks.
Please visit my Shop for a selection of recycled cards for Christmas.

A big thank you to those who donate their used cards to SCRAP, Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts, in San Francisco. I glue rescued white card stock to the back and die cut out the cutest Christmas gift tags. Unwanted cards are given a second life of usefulness, and may even be used as charming bookmarks.

Please visit my Shop for a selection of recycled cards for Christmas.


10 posts! I hit the first milestone. What a surprise.
With the redefining of handmade going on, it is nice to know that zibbet is a truly handmade by the artist market. No manufactured items allowed. Each piece is lovingly made and sold by the artist. Stop by and visit my shop. A Basic Account allows you to list and sell up to 50 items for free. Give them a try!

10 posts! I hit the first milestone. What a surprise.

With the redefining of handmade going on, it is nice to know that zibbet is a truly handmade by the artist market. No manufactured items allowed. Each piece is lovingly made and sold by the artist. Stop by and visit my shop. A Basic Account allows you to list and sell up to 50 items for free. Give them a try!


Ready for Valentine’s Day. Some rescued fabric from SCRAP and a paper tube heading to paper recycling are transformed into this fabric lined gift pouch. The bottom is rotated 90 degrees from the top in this special design.
► About 4.5 inches tall, 11.43 cm► 2.5 inches wide, 6.35 cm► Fabric lined with choice of ribbon color


The perfect size for a small treasure, earrings, a bracelet or necklace. If you give a gift of cash or check year round to a loved one, this special ‘envelope’ will really make an impression.
Visit my ArtFire shop for a selection of unique gift wrapping.

Ready for Valentine’s Day. Some rescued fabric from SCRAP and a paper tube heading to paper recycling are transformed into this fabric lined gift pouch. The bottom is rotated 90 degrees from the top in this special design.

► About 4.5 inches tall, 11.43 cm
► 2.5 inches wide, 6.35 cm
► Fabric lined with choice of ribbon color

The perfect size for a small treasure, earrings, a bracelet or necklace. If you give a gift of cash or check year round to a loved one, this special ‘envelope’ will really make an impression.

Visit my ArtFire shop for a selection of unique gift wrapping.


I needed a gift bag for my brother’s birthday. I made good use of the Sunday comic section, and that was the beginning of my comic gift bag collection. I glue weekday comics on the inside to give the paper more strength. Rescued green yarn is crocheted into handles and there you have it…..a very unique gift bag. Visit my ArtFire shop and I will make one for you.

I needed a gift bag for my brother’s birthday. I made good use of the Sunday comic section, and that was the beginning of my comic gift bag collection. I glue weekday comics on the inside to give the paper more strength. Rescued green yarn is crocheted into handles and there you have it…..a very unique gift bag. Visit my ArtFire shop and I will make one for you.


My husband grew up in Central America where pine trees at Christmas were scarce. A coffee tree would be used, either painted white or wrapped with white material, to hang their ornaments.
When I needed a craft fair display for my ornaments, he went to our yard and made one. It’s not from a coffee tree, but it worked beautifully, and he was able to reminisce.
These can tab flowers will be a new offering in my ArtFire shop this year. Inspired by pop cap creations, here is more proof that Recycling Works!

My husband grew up in Central America where pine trees at Christmas were scarce. A coffee tree would be used, either painted white or wrapped with white material, to hang their ornaments.

When I needed a craft fair display for my ornaments, he went to our yard and made one. It’s not from a coffee tree, but it worked beautifully, and he was able to reminisce.

These can tab flowers will be a new offering in my ArtFire shop this year. Inspired by pop cap creations, here is more proof that Recycling Works!


Exclusive Fabric Gift Pouch –
I make reusable fabric gift pouches from charming rescued fabrics, perfect for any small treasure. A paper tube is the base for this exceptional fully lined fabric envelope. The ends are closed at 90 degrees from each other in my interesting design.
This eye-catching wrapping adds anticipation and excitement resting on a Christmas tree branch. The perfect way to dress up any gift of cash or check. Makes a beautiful year round gift basket addition. You can even use them for special hunting prizes at Easter.
These treasure bags measure about 4.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide.
Stop by my ArtFire shop to see a selection of fabulous pouches.
If you are looking for ‘WOW’ factor for your special gift giving, look no further!

Exclusive Fabric Gift Pouch –

I make reusable fabric gift pouches from charming rescued fabrics, perfect for any small treasure. A paper tube is the base for this exceptional fully lined fabric envelope. The ends are closed at 90 degrees from each other in my interesting design.

This eye-catching wrapping adds anticipation and excitement resting on a Christmas tree branch. The perfect way to dress up any gift of cash or check. Makes a beautiful year round gift basket addition. You can even use them for special hunting prizes at Easter.

These treasure bags measure about 4.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide.

Stop by my ArtFire shop to see a selection of fabulous pouches.

If you are looking for ‘WOW’ factor for your special gift giving, look no further!


The Upcycled Berry Basket, elegant and useful -
Fabric and plastic heading for landfill come together in my charming decorative baskets.
How many berry baskets have I tossed over the years? I look at them quite differently now. It may be possible to cover nearly anything: Take careful measurements, make a pattern adding seam allowance, cut it out, and sew it up. The actual construction may require a blend of machine and hand stitching or glue, but with some trial and error, and steadfast persistence- voila!
Use a basket for mints at your desk or a craft fair - what a conversation piece! I keep one at my desk to corral bits and pieces. I even stick stray pins on the side.
They make great gift baskets for wee treasures. Stop by my ArtFire shop for more beautiful baskets. This berry basket has truly been upcycled!

The Upcycled Berry Basket, elegant and useful -

Fabric and plastic heading for landfill come together in my charming decorative baskets.

How many berry baskets have I tossed over the years? I look at them quite differently now. It may be possible to cover nearly anything: Take careful measurements, make a pattern adding seam allowance, cut it out, and sew it up. The actual construction may require a blend of machine and hand stitching or glue, but with some trial and error, and steadfast persistence- voila!

Use a basket for mints at your desk or a craft fair - what a conversation piece! I keep one at my desk to corral bits and pieces. I even stick stray pins on the side.

They make great gift baskets for wee treasures. Stop by my ArtFire shop for more beautiful baskets. This berry basket has truly been upcycled!


I wanted a very unique gift tag for my dad on Father’s Day. I was looking over a frozen pizza box to read the cooking instructions when I celebrated that aha moment!

It will also make a wonderful bookmark for the book I gave him.

Stop by my ArtFire shop to see an array of unique and interesting gift tags.

Recycling Works!

I wanted a very unique gift tag for my dad on Father’s Day. I was looking over a frozen pizza box to read the cooking instructions when I celebrated that aha moment!

It will also make a wonderful bookmark for the book I gave him.

Stop by my ArtFire shop to see an array of unique and interesting gift tags.

Recycling Works!


Paint Sample Flowers

Rescuing recycled materials usually means working with limited color choices. Discarded paint samples diverted from landfill come in an unbelievable range of colors with amusing names, and my one-of-a-kind selection is ever-changing. With such small paint cards, I unfortunately am able to use each color only 1 to 4 times with my larger die cuts.

Can you believe all this useful crafting material was heading to the dump?

Whether you create your own greeting cards, enjoy scrapbooking, craft journals, collages, shadow boxes or other framed art; these delightful upcycled flowers will add an interesting touch. I put an elegant look to plain colored tissue wrapping paper with my tricolor flowers, giving my presents a unique flair above the traditional commonplace bows.
Die Cut Flower Gift Tags/Bookmarks
I match my flowers with discontinued designer wallpaper samples to create a charming line of recycled gift tags, which continue to be useful as beautiful bookmarks after the gifts are opened.

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Die Cut Flowers From Discarded Paint Samples
The nature of the paint samples sometimes gives my die cut flowers rustic charm with a subtly distressed appearance. Squeezing as much use out of these sample cards as possible, I even collect the tear shaped flower petal innards and offer them in a bag-o-bits for creative use.

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If you are looking for flowers ready to use in your crafting projects, please stop by my ArtFire shop for a pleasant, dynamic selection of colors and designs. Most of my flower sets are presented sewn to paper in a cellophane bag, making them the perfect eye-catching addition to any gift basket for a crafty person.

I use a Sizzix die cut machine and dies to make my garden of paper flowers. These designs are copyrighted by Sizzix and used with permission per their angel policy.