Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Blog

I have a new blog that is within my website.
You can find it at

Thank you,
"Queen of Upcycling"

Friday, March 2, 2012

Editors Choice

Back in July I was a Vendor at the Detroit Maker Faire. This was my second year & I hope to be part of it again this year. It is just the most amazing event I have ever been apart of!! 
So why am I tell you all this?
Well at the Maker Faire the editors get to pick their favorite booth & I was one of the booths picked!!!!
I carry my ribbon around with me & display it at my shows but I just got an email with a Ribbon I can post on my website/blog!! plus they list all the Editors choices on their website!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Eco Baby Line

Since Apple Pie has come along I have to urge to make stuff for her~ of course I do that's my nature right!
So I decided I want to start an Eco Baby Line of stuff~ Handmade of course.
I was going to keep it under my business name Radical Recycks but after much thought I feel it's better under it's own name (
I have yet to open up shop I wanted to make sure it was all stocked up first. I only have a few of the million things made that are swirling in my head but I know it will come together soon. 
I also need to make my logo~ I have an idea just have to figure out how to make it lol!
These are some Teething Necklaces made from Old shirts.

Stay Tuned for the Grand Opening (shooting for April 1st since my Feb 1st deadline has pasted lol)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is in the Air!

Happy Valentines Day!
I have been saying for weeks what a stupid hallmark holiday it is and how much I hate it. 
Truth is I kind of like it... I get to make stupid gifts for my hubby!
This year I Crocheted a big Heart and hung it from his rear view mirror. 
I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said put it next to his giant Olive that i made him.
I made him a giant stuffed olive because you know " Olive You".

Hope you had a Fabulous Day!
"Queen of Trash"

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Photo A Day

I kept noticing all these pictures on Instagram that had the hashtag #JanPhotoADay so I was intrigued as to what it was all about. Seems this gal who's instagram name is FatMumSlim puts these lists together on what to take a picture of each day. I got on board in Feb and it's so much fun!! 
Here are my pictures so far.
 I will post the rest on this post as the month goes on.
Day 1 your view today
I was working on this embroidery pattern that my friend Jen Osborn made me for the Bohemian Bag workshop I am doing at Stitched 2012 (link on the right top)
Day 2 Words
I felt like this says it all...Sometimes we just need to "Stop" and take a look around us to see all the wonderful things me take for granted everyday.
Day 3 Hands
Nothing Sweeter than my Apple Pie's hands! They are the hands of our future.
Day 4 Stranger
I saw this cute girl at Treasure Mart while with my girlfriends & she just seemed like a Stranger I wanted to bring into my bubble! 
Day 5 10am
Gosh it's Sunday & no better place to be than still in bed! (I love my curtains!)

Day 6 Dinner
Here's the Recipe for Lasagna Soup I highly Recommend! (I have a picky family too)

Day 7 Buttons
I work with old clothing as my Medium and Love Love Love all the buttons I Upcycle from them. I have a jar full of them!

Day 8 Sun
A view from my Backyard.

Day 9 Front Door
My Front door which holds all that I hold dear to my heart.
That's my T-Shirt Wreath you can find the tutorial on my blog.

Day 10 Self Portrait
I just got my hair done~ it's Purple & Blonde. Needed a change.

Day 11 Makes Me Happy
Crocheting makes me Happy! This particular project is a big Heart for Hubby.

Day 12 Inside my Closet
This is rather a boring one! but I do have 2 sleeping bags hiding in there! this is because every year when we go to Girl Scout Camp I can never find the sleeping bags so this past year I decided to hide them in my closet with the flash lights!

Day13 Blue
Hello Blue Eyes! 
This is my Apple Pie & her Blue Eyes.

Day 14 Hearts
Happy Valentines Day!
These hearts are made from Used Gift Cards.

Day 15 Phone
I had a clever idea but came up with it too late :(
My phone is rather boring but I do Love it so!

Day 16 Something New
This is my new tomato Pin Cushion Tattoo! 
I just got it this week. I love how it ties in with the tape measure. Now for the buttons!

Day 17 Time
It's Girl Scout Cookie Time! somehow I am the one that got suckered into picking up all the cookies for our troop ~ 70 something cases! Still have 3 mom's that need to pick up their cookies!

Day 18 Drink
This is the most Delicious June Bug served at Friday's! Hubby and I went to dinner and I sucked a few of these down. They are dangerous as I can drink to many before I know what hits me lol!

Day 19 Something you Hate to do
I Hate having to clean up after dinner. You work so hard making a bunch of stuff, Sit down to enjoy then when you go back in the kitchen it's uggg when you see all those dirty pans!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Have you every really realized the things you use EVERY DAY? 
I just realized these few things about myself 

1) I use only one bowl in my house to eat out of. It's a vintage blue bowl I got at an antique store. 
2) I only eat from one plate. If it's dirty I wash it before I will eat. It's small (I have always preferred smaller plates must have been that weight watchers thing from years ago) It's a rectangle with sides.
3) Now this one I've know for a long time. I only use Soup spoons to eat with! don't know why but I love them & my very favorite one I took from a resort in Jamaica. (Sorry I know that was wrong of me but I want to be buried with this spoon)
4) This one isn't much of a secret but I needed a 4th for my picture lol! My French press. I have had coffee makers in the past & have one now but I just Love my French press the best!

When I quit my Job I had grand plans to make my own sour cream, yogurt, sour dough bread, cheese, pasta, etc.... well non of which I have made lol. 
But this week I did start making bread, not sour dough (which I did make the starter it just seemed like way more work that I was willing to put in to it). Now for the best part..... My family ate it all at one sitting! The third time it didn't all go but I did get a good effort. It tastes a lot like egg bread kind of sweet and oh so yummy. I did make home made cinnamon rolls this morning which I thought were good but I had ran out of white flour and had to use some Whole Wheat flour well hubby noticed the "brown " color and declared he does not like Wheat! WTH really you don't like Wheat? whatever not worth the fight. 
So This week I will be adding Olives to my bread to see what that might taste like!
Here's the link to the Recipe (click the word Recipe)


Monday, January 16, 2012

Apple Pie

I am not sure if I mentioned it here or not but I became a Grandma on 10.13.11
to a Beautiful Girl named Alexandra.
Now her name was a battle between her parents. Now it seems her parents each have different nicknames for her~ Mom calls her Lexi ~ Dad calls her Alex 
So Grandma decided she was going to call her Apple Pie!
Nothing like confusing the poor child lol.
without further ado here she is!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I have been wanting a mascot for Radical Recycks for sometime now. 
I have emailed a logo company with no response (loved their work).
I have asked a friend to draw me a picture which hasn't come to fruit yet. 
I've looked online for that perfect Raccoon & was having no luck until now!!
Here he is Ricky Raccoon!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bohemian Bag

After I did the video's for the Bohemian Bag I was kind of over it...... then it came back to me the other day and a trip to Salvation Army was in my future! The thought of a Black & Gray bag with Sweater beads that were beaded with hot pink beads got me drooling again! After your first one they whip up quick! I can't wait to ditch this cast and backpack so I can carry it around town!

If you want to sign up the classes are now live (as of 1.1.12) 
Plus there are 19 more classes you can take from the comfort of your own home!
Here's the link to sign up!