Crafting Quickie #5: Recycled Crafts

I thought I was an environmentally friendly crafter because I buy recycled yarn from etsy (if you've never done it before, it's a really awesome way to find unique yarns that have been unraveled from old sweaters).
But I have to say, Teresa Everly really takes the cake. 

© Teresa Everly
Teresa crochets dolls, bags, hats, animals, rugs, bags, holiday decorations—anything she can think of—out of plastic bags, VCR tape, cans, scrap yarns and whatever else she can get her hands on. It's actually reached the point where friends will leave bags of recycled materials at her door, knowing that she will have use for them. She even won a 2011 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Award from Washington County in Maryland for her efforts.
Her most beautiful items, in my opinion, (and of course, her most popular items) are her beer tab purses, which don't look at all like they've been made with beer tabs. She even lines the insides with fabric!

© Teresa Everly
How meta is the beer tab beer cooler bag?

© Teresa Everly
You can follow Teresa's work on facebook or contact her here.

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  1. I would love to get one of those cooler bags! Very Interesting!