Today I get to introduce you to another fabulous upcycler and give you the chance to win a fabulous upcycled tote bag. Jennifer's shop, Bea Unique Designs was opened just under a year ago and hosts a wide range of upcycled goodies from garden art to tote bags. How about those tote bags? Jennifer is giving away an upcycled tote bag (winners choice) to one lucky reader. Here's the one I love, made from a kilt:
Tell us a little about your shop and your art.
|Upcycled Flirty Apron|
When did you start playing with trash?
For as long as I can remember I have always had a creative streak and seen things differently. I tend to be an ‘organized hoarder.’ My Grandmother Beatrice never threw a scrap of fabric away and always found another use for things. She was extremely organized and would label each piece of fabric or lace trim. She taught me how to sew and I loved her dearly, that is why I named my shop after her, Bea Unique Designs.
|Upcycled Cake Plate|
My son is the light of my life and such a great kid! He is one of the best human beings I have ever met and can make me laugh more than anyone else! My family and friends keep me motivated and my lovely niece Kylie that models my items for my site!
Where do you take your inspiration from?
Inspiration strikes me at the strangest times, in the grocery store or sometimes in the middle of the night. I have learned to keep a note pad with me at all times and one by my bed. I also get inspired by friends that share the same vision, like my friend Val!
|Tea Cup Yard Art/Bird Feeder|
I have a passion for ALL music and I love my charity & volunteer work! It’s all about giving back!
What do you want readers to know about you or your art?
I put my heart and soul into everything item. I only create what I LOVE! I just want people to have different and unique items for themselves, their home and their yard!
|Upcycled Tea Towels|
1. Tweet this article and be sure to include the tag @Upcycled_Stuff
2. Follow Bea Unique Designs on Facebook
3. Visit Bea Unique Designs on Etsy and tell us what your favorite item is below
On Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6 pm EST we'll toss all the entries into a random number generator to determine the winner. Good luck!