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When I was little I use to paint rocks from my yard and try to sell them. I also made mud pies, but they were harder to transport and market to customers.

I love to see a vintage, wool cape be turned into a rocking tote bag. Or an apron from a gorgeous forgotten twirly skirt. So became my Hobo-Chic that I bring you now. A little quirky and always original!

I use many different fabrics. Many are recycled from something else and give the item that funky hobo style we love. I love hand stitching and many times I will use vintage thread because the colors, the feel and yes the strength. I try to incorporate vintage, old recycled items in most that I do. It connects me to the past in a wonderful way. Wondering who owned this spool of thread, what did the kitchen look like where this old apron once lived?…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 23
  • Joined May 31, 2006

Favorite materials

wool, felt, gluegun, happydays, goodfood, rmusic, buttons, bindlesticks, bighearts, vintage, recycled, handmedowns

About

When I was little I use to paint rocks from my yard and try to sell them. I also made mud pies, but they were harder to transport and market to customers.

I love to see a vintage, wool cape be turned into a rocking tote bag. Or an apron from a gorgeous forgotten twirly skirt. So became my Hobo-Chic that I bring you now. A little quirky and always original!

I use many different fabrics. Many are recycled from something else and give the item that funky hobo style we love. I love hand stitching and many times I will use vintage thread because the colors, the feel and yes the strength. I try to incorporate vintage, old recycled items in most that I do. It connects me to the past in a wonderful way. Wondering who owned this spool of thread, what did the kitchen look like where this old apron once lived?

Creating- Making- Doing- give my life meaning in a crafty way. There is no better feeling than having a thought or feeling about something and spending time with your needle & thread or machine and creating a one-of-a-kind handmade piece. Then giving that piece to a family member, friend or complete stranger- it is getting your little vision out there. That is pretty amazing!

Hobocamp technically started in 2004. I was watching Strangers With Candy pretty constant and the hum of my little huskystar was one of my favorite noises. At that point we did a bunch of shows before we realized Etsy was around. Boy were we thrilled to find it!

Speed skate to the current year 2014. I run around with two little hobo-rugrats at my hips.
We play and sing and read all day and at night I try to make fantastic, fun recycled goodies for hobos and the like! Everything you see in my shop is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Everything varies- and I love that about handmade. I hope you will too!




To follow Our Adventures- Visit
www.hobocampcrafts.blogspot.com

♥ We like to bring you functional, cute and unique items. Hobocamp
enjoys recycling objects in any way possible.

♥Shipping:
We mail all of our packages with little treats, so keep an eye open! Please allow at least 1 week from purchase for custom orders.

♥Ordering & Payment:
We reserve the right to cancel an order if we have not received the payment or a convo within 3 days from when the transaction was placed. After 3 days (of nonpayment and no communication) we will relist the item and report it as unpaid to administration.

♥Returns:
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase(s) please contact us immediately. We can not take returns after 1 week of no contact. If the item is obviously used,washed or in less than the shape it was mailed out to you we can not take it back.

♥A Note About Custom Orders:
Custom orders can not be returned for monetary refunds, however we do accept exchanges assuming the item meets our return standards-see above.


♥Press:
Read Our Quit Your Day Job Feature:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/quit-your-day-job-hobocampcrafts-2873/


The Rockland Magazine, September, 2008

The Journal News: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange County Paper

The book by Marisa Mouton,The Felt Underground: 12 Hip Projects from the Urban Crafts Revolution

HandBag Designer 101: Featured Designer for October 18, 2007 http://www.handbagdesigner101.com/designer/163/hobocamp_crafts_oat_melissa

I wrote a book review for the Storque on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/reviews/article/its-felty-underground/441/



♥Want to see more of our hobo style?


www.hobocampcrafts.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos/hobocampcrafts/
Questions? hobocampmama [!at] gmail.com

Email us hobocamphandmade [!at] gmail.com
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Mailing LIST:
To stay in touch and hear all the rail-riding gossip, send us an email at hobocamphandmade [!at] gmail.com and we'll add you to our mailing list.


xoxo
♥ Thank you for your support

Love, melissa and zach hobos rock

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