Saturday, May 18, 2013

Upcycle crochet

So ...what do you do with all the scraps of yarn, 
old sweaters ,scarves  and bridesmaid dresses you have collected over the years???
let me introduce
my newest  upcycling creations....

Dream Fairies

* Yoona & Finnay *

More upcycling to come


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Think Pink

Over the past year I have been collecting pop tabs
 for a purse I want to make.
 It still is on my to do list, just need more tabs
However in the meantime
 I just wanted something pretty pink and shiny.

*Tickled Pink*

Some pink ribbon from my ribbon stash,
leftover vintage wooden bead from a previous project
 and of course ...pop tabs
and my new baby was born

As always..


Friday, May 10, 2013

Purses, purses and more purses...

* Fleur de Rouge *

2 VHS tapes and 1 huge red Plastic bag from Sears(the one that held my pretty boots) were sacrificed to make this bag.
For the lining I re purposed a pair of capri pants that no longer fit.
The handle and drawstring were crochet with the red plarn , vhs tape and a drawstring from a leather jacket that lost it's life in a previous project.
The snap button closure came from my button collection.

All in all this baby is made from 100 % up cycled materials.

Until next time


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Satisfy your Eco Chic

* Purple Moon*

Once again I combined my love for crocheting with VHS Tapes.
2 VHS tapes were sacrificed along with one DVD,
a vintage necklace was dismantled and a few beads were re purposed for the handle
 along with a sachet from a top that was used in a previous project.
The lining of course is also re purposed fabric
....and now one of my pants is missing a zipper...
because this purse just had to have one .

All in all 100 % upcycled

Stay tuned for my next project
remember to
 reduce ,reuse, and recycle


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

More Eco Chic

Ooops I did it again....

Stylish cuff bracelet

*Sienna Delicia*

VHS crochet combined with vintage beads and a strip of re purposed capri pant for the lining.

Stylish and ready for spring

More to come


Monday, May 6, 2013


My Calories made their successful debut at the Art Fusion Festival at Mel Lastman Square on Saturday

Lovingly crochet with VHS Tape


Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day

Going green to celebrate Earth Day with this little beauty.


This Earth Day inspired wrist cuff was crochet with VHS Tape and adorned with beads from a vintage necklace .The inside leather lining came from a leather coat

yes 100 % up cycled

Happy Earth Day

Please remember to reduce ,reuse and recycle to keep this beautiful planet alive



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Warrior ....An Eco Creation

My inspiration for this pretty wrist cuff came from the Album 'The Warrior' by  Scandal and Patty Smyth

Now my copy of the tape has been transformed into my latest creation and immortalizing one of my favorite 80's song


This pretty wrist cuff I lined with beautiful soft brown suede given to me in form of a skirt by a dear friend......of course it just screamed re purposing.
The brown suede compliments the beautiful brown sparkle that crochet audio tape produces.
Then I added some beads and embellishments from my vintage jewelry stash and voila.....
my newest beauty was born

I leave you with the song that inspired me

Till next time...

Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle

Fidi  xoxo

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eco Friendly Jewelry

Welcoming another member to my Eco friendly jewelry collection.

* Peaches*

This little beauty is the result of the union of a re purposed Audio Tape and the cutest little heart beads I resurrected from a vintage necklace

Always remember
Reduce, Reuse,Recycle

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sparkle Galore

It's just amazing what you can make with stuff you have accumulated over the years.
I absolutely love finding things around the house,that were originally meant for one purpose only..or so I thought.

*Blue Moon*

Well ...,here I re purposed a blue bead Christmas garland into this cute bracelet using VHS Tape

check back for more upcycling projects coming soon


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Can you say Re purposed.........

My latest creation...

*Brown Sugar*

This pretty little clutch I made with re
purposed Audio not VHS Tape this time.
I re purposed a leather coat to make the little bow and used the lining of the coat to line the clutch in black .


*Brown Sugar*

The Bracelet was also made from Audio Tape and an out of style necklace


*Brown Sugar*

Sparkly and Shiny ......perfect for a night on the town 

.....until next time


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Be Kind.....Rewind......

Satisfying my Eco Fashion Passion with a new tote I created

* Cherry Blossom *

Crochet with my beloved VHS Tapes and lined with re purposed fabric.

Watch for other exciting designs


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ready For Spring

My latest VHS Creation.............


This time I used my beloved VHS Tapes with a splash of color..
courtesy of 5 No Frills plastic bags.

Stylish and ready for spring.

Stay tuned

Friday, March 1, 2013

My New Garden Companion

.........fresh of the hook, meet ..........

*Fat Cat Stan*

Of course I  indulged my upcycling craze once again.

Stan was crochet from the oooodles of ribbon I have hoarded and my beloved VHS Tapes.

I filled him with marbles which I had for whatever reason in my hoarding stash   

Now we are desperately waiting for spring so he can move outside

19 more days until spring


Stay tuned for my next green crafting adventure


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Is In The Air.............

..............aaahhh I wish.

Nevertheless one can not start early enough to plan ones garden.

Well at least my Garden Art :)
My fascination with upcycling pop cans is growing , my creative juices are flowing and ideas are just swirling in my head.

 Butterfly & Heart Wall Hanging

but I didn't like the plain heart and butterfly,so I embossed them with some loops and swirls.

Burst Of Flower

I think I will add a coat of spray paint when the weather gets better.

Curious Kitty

......aaaand the ideas keep on coming

Stay tuned



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pretty In Pink

  Just in time for Valentine's Day.......
I just combined my love for crochet and VHS ribbon and made this pretty  pink bead bracelet

Of course staying true to my upcycling craze...I used  the beads from a necklace I no longer thought was.. hmmmmm ....well ...attractive :)

Till next time


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My VHS Love Affair continues

Today I just had to share my latest upcycling project with you

VHS Tape is one of my favorite mediums to work with.

 I  just love the fabric it creates.

The texture, sparkle and shine are just so pretty that I simply had to make a little Valentines Purse

Crochet  with VHS, for the red lining I used the lining of a skirt that no longer fits....I guess I double upcycled

Until then



Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fun With Ribbon

So what do you do with all the  ribbon left over from the holidays?

Do you save it and use it throughout the year to pretty up presents?

I'm ashamed to admit I am a ribbon hoarder ,
but come on ,when you see ribbon on sale you must grab it ,
better be prepared for the next birthday present.

The trouble was buying it, 
then placing it somewhere safe...
and then of course forgetting all about it.

 Finally I  smartened up and started storing it all in one place ,
shocked of how much used and unused ribbon had accumulated over the years .

So last year when I attempted  to sharpen my gardening skills,
I looked at  my ugly planters and thought that they needed some prettying up.

I did not want to use my precious yarn for the simple reason,
 it would get wet and stinky over the course of the summer. 
I needed something more weather resistant. 
Then  and there I remembered my ribbon stash and......

then I went a bit ribbon crazy....

and  just for the heck of it I made a crochet cover for a mason jar as well

More fun to come


Friday, January 25, 2013

Pop Can Fun

What to do with all those pop cans?..

welllllllllllllllll  the possibilities are endless...

here is one of my little ideas.....

more coming soon

Friday, January 18, 2013

My Love Affair.....

My Love Affair with upcycling VHS and Cassette Tapes

Ok, I admit I am obsessed with trash and curb side finds and simply all kinds of things I find around the house.

There is nothing more gratifying to me creatively, than eye-catching pieces made from ‘stuff’ that would otherwise end up in a landfill. 

One of my favorite creative endeavors is recycling VHS and Cassette Tapes into….well anything from jewelry, purses & bags, to planter covers and vases, to belts, frames and on and on… The sky is the limit.

I was sitting around the house one day , crochet hook in hand looking at my yarn when my eyes fell on my VHS collection collecting massive dust bunnies on my shelf and I thought hmmmmmm.. Could I… should I…?  And no I was not thinking of dusting!
Excitedly I pried the tape case open and my eyes fell upon this beautiful shiny black tape ready to be made into something fabulous……and that is where it all started

 Cuff using a vintage belt buckle to add more spark

cuff crochet with brown cassette tape using pretty turquoise beads

Monday, January 7, 2013

My World

Welcome to my world of  recycling, upcycling, 

repurposing ,green crafting and other creative adventures