Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. Industrialization and mass-production are hurting our planet and all of us. As a culture we are so focused on rampant consumerism. Buying hand made is a basic building block to improving our world, a direct way to redistribute wealth, and sharing power through money is a great way to start changing the economy and the physical environment.
My relaxation therapy is upcycling books and records and creating UNIQUE book purses, (MOST popular Nancy Drew purses) record purses, earring holders, hollow safe books, and clocks. Check out My Etsy Store to the left! Is there a favourite book or record you'd like upcycled? Feel free to ask as I do custom orders as well.
Walk down the street holding Elvis and watch heads turn! I had people stop me on the street so they could have a closer look at my handbag. Great way to meet people!
The BEATLES! I remember their first appearance on Ed Sullivan on our black and white tv. It was quite an event! Something I will never forget. I used to play their 45's on my small phonograph over and over again! oops! Does this tell you my age? Well, that's why they call me RETROGRANDMA!