Recycling Works! Rescued materials are useful again.

California, United States · 31 Sales


Recycling Works! Rescued materials are useful again.

California, United States 31 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Recycling or upcycling, giving rescued materials a beautiful second useful life really works. Uniquely handmade puts the 'You're Special' back in gift giving. See Shop Policies for international orders, payment options, shipping, and returns. Visit me on Facebook --


Recycling or upcycling, giving rescued materials a beautiful second useful life really works. Uniquely handmade puts the 'You're Special' back in gift giving. See Shop Policies for international orders, payment options, shipping, and returns. Visit me on Facebook --


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wec5 on Nov 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

very nice,,,fast,safe ship,,will look good

Dawn Harmer

Dawn Harmer on Oct 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Meticulously assembled. Very fun. I'll add some crafty charm to a gift. Thank you.


bioteach123 on Aug 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fast Shipping!!! Great product. Thank you for the custom order.

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Recycling or Upcycling - giving the discarded a second life of usefulness

I started my shop to help my daughter get hers going. She has temporarily gone in a different direction, and I am still here with my crafting business to keep me busy.

Multiple Sclerosis has limited the size of projects I take on, and quilting is no longer possible. I work from my wheelchair on a variety of creative recycling projects including die cut gift tags, plastic canvas crosses, ichthys, and birds, and my crocheted can tab flowers. My kitties, furry supervisors, keep me company as I turn unwanted materials into wonderful items with a second life of usefulness.

I transform rescued and recycled items whenever possible. These materials come from two wonderful nonprofits: FabMo, Fabric & More, diverting designer samples from our landfill, and SCRAP, Scrounger’s Center for Reusable Art Parts, where you can find just about anything. I have also taken in unwanted materials from those who no longer plan on using them.

I run every aspect of my business personally. All items in my shop are made by me, and I hope you receive them with the joy I had in their creation.

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  • Suzanne



Find SuzanneMedrano at the following upcoming markets!

  • Golden State Rods Annual Car Show, Swap Meet and Vendor Fair

    Elks lodge, 920 Stonegate Dr

    South San Francisco, CA

    Oct 16

    Car Show and Swap Meet are outside and the Vendor Tables are Inside the main hall with some vendor tables outside in the lawn area. Lots of great finds, good food and more!

  • Fabmo Textile Art Boutique

    Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real

    Palo Alto, CA

    Oct 22

    Rescued designer materials are made available to artists for creative reuse.

  • Twin Pines Holiday Craft Faire

    Twin Pines Park, 1225 Ralston Ave

    Belmont, CA

    Nov 19

    All items are handmade. Several buildings in the park are filled with wonderful gift and decorating treasures by local artists.

  • Christmas at Kohl Holiday Boutique

    Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Dr

    Burlingame, CA

    Nov 30

    Don't miss this opportunity to visit the "Dressed Up" Kohl Mansion! Fit for a Victorian Holiday - the Mansion is a delight to see! This year, there are more than 60 vendors, all with unique items and food stuffs, ready to help you cross items off of your Christmas Shopping list! There will also be a wonderful Docent Presentation about the Kohl Mansion History along with wonderful Christmas music!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2016
Creating useful items with rescued materials gives me great joy. I would like you to receive your purchase with that same joy. Good communication between buyer and seller is key to a smooth transaction. If you have a question or concern, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Amazon Payments and PayPal. Contact me if you want to be invoiced with Square. California buyers pay state sales tax. Multiple items are packaged together when possible, which may save on shipping depending on weight. Payment should be made at the time of ordering.
I combine shipping when multiple items are ordered as stated in Payment Policy. For security, I only ship to the address specified by your payment method: Amazon Payments or PayPal, and confirm unverified addresses by email. Most packages will be sent using USPS the next business day after receiving your payment; the same day if possible. I will contact you when your item is shipped so you can expect it. I can ship any order using UPS or FedEx if you like, please contact me and I will look up the shipping charges.

Insurance and Tracking:
I have not opted you into these additional postal services, but if you wish to pay for package insurance, delivery or signature confirmation, please let me know and I will gladly add them to your invoice at their current rate.

Keeping Down the Shipping Charges:
I am very aware of the ever-escalating cost of shipping. If your order fits in a Flat Rate Priority Mail box, I will use that as long as the postage if sent in a regular box would be higher. For smaller orders or items that just won't fit in those Flat Rate boxes, I will use recycled boxes and packing materials. We do rely on a third party to deliver packages from my shop to your door. Given the distances covered and the relative time it takes them to deliver, their service is still a good value.
Refunds and Exchanges
For US buyers, please contact me within ten days of your order date and I'm sure we will find a solution. I do not charge a return or restocking fee. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, and since shipping is a service provided by a third party, postage cannot be refunded. International and custom orders cannot be returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
International Customers:
I do ship internationally when political and economic issues make it possible. Check with your post office first regarding their import rules, as some of my items may not be allowed in your country. All shipping fees including import, duty, tariff, VAT, or customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. I will fill out customs forms accurately. There are no returns on international orders. I am shipping from the United States and delivery time varies by country, but it can take several weeks for your package to arrive, longer if it gets held up in customs.

Custom Orders:
If you see something you like but prefer a different color or quantity, please contact me. I am honored to create just for you, when time and materials allow. I work with rescued materials and many of my items are uniquely one-of-a-kind. After payment has been received, I will start your custom order and send you an email when it ships. Custom orders cannot be returned.

Item Availability:
Many of my items are true one-of-a-kind (OOAK) creations, as I prefer to work with rescued/recycled materials, and I couldn’t make them again, even if I wanted to. Most of my items are made available in more than one of my selling venues. I am quick to remove unique items after they are sold, but in the unexpected event that two buyers simultaneously purchase a OOAK treasure, the first to complete the financial transaction will own the item. I will make every effort to find the second buyer a suitable replacement, or refund the transaction with my sincerest apologies.

Tag Designs:
I use a Sizzix die cut machine and dies to make most of my tags and embellishments. These designs are copyrighted by Sizzix and used with permission per their angel policy.