TheScrappyKangaroo

Homemade goods from my hands to yours.

Madison, Georgia · 45 Sales

TheScrappyKangaroo

Homemade goods from my hands to yours.

Madison, Georgia 45 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to my little shop! I am not currently running any listings and am on a break from selling my crafts online. If that changes, I'll be sure to update you right away!

Announcement

Welcome to my little shop! I am not currently running any listings and am on a break from selling my crafts online. If that changes, I'll be sure to update you right away!

Erin Campbell

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Erin Campbell

Reviews

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Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson on Dec 19, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Item arrived quickly and looks as adorable as the pictures.

Anonymous on May 28, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Well built bag. Fun and spunky to carry my laptop and a couple of notebooks up to my favorite cafe :)

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About

Finding My Niche as an "Upcycler"

I started my shop in April of 2012 after returning from five months in Antarctica, and two months in New Zealand and Australia. Desperately missing my sewing machine, I sat down and turned 7 months of pent-up creative energy into 3 lap quilts in less than a week. That's where it all began.

However, my quilts didn't sell. I displayed them in the local coffee shop, and received lots of complements. But they still didn't sell. Turns out, about nine billion people sell quilts on Etsy, and the market was over saturated with products just like mine.

Exhausted from my week of creative binging, I donated my quilts to a children's foster program and turned to something smaller-scale and more familiar. Pajama pants. I started making my own pajamas at 15, when store-bought pants were going to waste after notoriously shrinking in the wash. This also helped me avoid shopping from stores that made their products overseas with unfair wages and poor working conditions. I had some success with my made-to-order pajama pants, which you still see on my shop from time to time. Group orders are especially popular. But I wanted to expand to something with more creative freedom.

That's how I came to discover upcycling. My scrap pile was in need of trimming, and I began making baby dresses from the remnants of old projects. Following the expression, "waste not, want not," I pieced new things together out of bits that otherwise were headed for the trash bin. As the pile got lower, I began rummaging for scraps in different places.

I stumbled upon upcycling patterns for turning a pillow case into a baby dress; beer caps into earrings; making old or trash-bound items new and fun again. I don't believe upcycled clothing has to make you look like a striped rainbow clown from a renaissance fair. There is so much yet to be discovered in the upcycling fashion world. And that's the journey I'm on now.

So follow along as I work my way through thrift stores, free bins, and friend's-of-friends scrap piles to turn abandoned goods into your next treasure. Join me, a firm believer in reduce-reuse-recylce, and now upcycle, in lifting up the cause, and looking good while we do it!

Shop members

  • Erin Campbell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Originally from Alaska, I've travel to all seven continents, studying, working, volunteering, and touring abroad. I draw inspiration from my travels and the cozy cabin living of my childhood to make and "upcycle" the items you see in my shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2013
Hello, and welcome to my shop, The Scrappy Kangaroo! I'm so excited to be able to provide my handcrafts to you via Etsy. I hope you find something in my shop that intrigues you, makes you feel at home, and that encourages you adopt it into your own life. If you have any questions, comments, etc. don't hesitate to 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 and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept all payments by Paypal, major credit cards, and gift cards. Your item will be prepared for shipping as soon as I receive proof of your payment. If, for any reason, proof of payment has not appeared within 48 hours of purchase, the item will go back up for sale and I will contact you to let you know.
Shipping
I am just starting up shop, and am looking to keep things simple in the beginning. So for now, I ship domestically within the U.S.A. only. Sorry to my overseas visitors!

I ship via U.S.P.S. standard shipping, within one to three business days of your payment (unless otherwise specified). Shipping price varies depending on item. All items are carefully packed, and water-protected when necessary. Items typically arrive less than one week after item has been shipped, closer to 2-3 days.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item is handcrafted, so it is important that the buyer care for the item accordingly. For example, quilts should be washed rarely, spot cleaned when possible, and only washed by hand, or on delicate settings in cold water, and hung to air dry.