Handmade objects always have a story. They have a real character and charm over mass-produced items. My blog is featuring all the handmade items I make and I'm also going to post Free Patterns for crocheting, knitting and other crafts. I'm also going to post my favourite recipes for free! Are you interested in a certain pattern or recipe? Feel free to contact me.

I love to recycle books and records and create unique purses, clocks, IPhone docks, Ereader Tablet Covers, hollow safe books. You can find my crafting in My RETROGRANDMA Etsy Store

I also love to seek out collectible treasures and you can find them in my RetroClassics shop on Etsy

I've had a number of opportunities for my unique handmade items to be featured on many blogs. I LOVE the RETRO ERA and that's why they call me "RETROGRANDMA"! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/Retrograndma

31 January 2008


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!