Monday, January 25, 2010

Show Your Love!

Show your Iron City Upcyclery pride with a mini button for your favorite jacket or bag! I designed these little buttons myself using the ICU logo of a needle and thread, and naturally I chose black and gold colors to represent Pittsburgh.

I'll be attaching one of these little buddies to every piece I sell. If you'd like to just purchase a button on its own, email me at!

P.S. Many thanks to Busy Beaver Buttons in Chicago for their fabulous work on these!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Iron City Upcyclery Featured on 'I Made It Market' Blog

I'm delighted to report that Iron City Upcyclery was recently featured on the I Made it! Market blog as part of their efforts to highlight featured artists who will be present at their upcoming indie craft fair on February 6th at the Union Project. I'm tickled pink, and can hardly wait until the big day arrives!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catch Iron City Upcyclery in Pittsburgh on Feb. 6th!

I'll be at the I Made It! Mine craft fair in Pittsburgh at the Union Project on February 6th!

Press release:

"I Made It Market, the city’s nomadic indie craft marketplace is hosting a handmade market just in time for Valentine’s Day. Shop on Saturday, February 6 from 12 – 5 pm at the Union Project where over 50 local crafters will offer their best handmade wares. Visitors to I Made It! Mine will find a variety of goods including bath and body products, greeting cards, clothing, plush toys, kids costumes, letterpress artwork, photography, housewares, ceramics and so much more. For more information about the I Made It! Market, visit their website by clicking here."

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Handmade Tags and Cards Are Here!

Tags and info-cards are here! Thanks to skillful stampmaker Neon Canvas, I now have a custom stamp with which to make Iron City Upcyclery labels!

I used old album covers for the card stock, which you can tell by the unique imagery on the back of every tag and card. I also made cloth tags to sew into each piece. I'm very happy with the way that everything turned out; the stamp really reflects my overall aesthetic and the old album cover card stock reflects my love for music and repurposed materials!

Dragonfly Tote

Here's a cute little tote I recently made for my young sister-in-law. I used vintage fabric for the body of the tote, and colorful scraps from my "scrap bin" for the dragonfly applique. The tote measures about 18" long and 15" wide and is perfect for carrying things in style while also saving a plastic bag from ending up in the landfill!

Available at Wild Card in Pittsburgh!