Thursday, May 27, 2010

Giveaway- Once Again Designs on Etsy

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Winner- #23 Heather!

I am a huge fan of recycling and upcycling! What is upcycling? Well it is pretty similar to recycling. You take something old and turn it into something new and different than what it was originally intended for. The wonderful artist from Once Again Designs creates wonderful makeup bags and purses from old VHS and cassette tapes!

These tapes are filling landfills, choking animals and if you've ever seen an unraveled tape in a yard or street you know how ugly it can be! So I absolutely love that Once Again Designs uses something old and outdated to create something new and hip.


I actually have one of the purses she has created and love it. I really wasn't sure what to expect but when it arrived it all made sense. It looks as though she crochets the VHS tape into part of a bag. It creates a nice, stiff bottom to the bag and it just looks really neat!


Here is a little note from the creator:

Hello, my name is Lisa Perez. Thank you for stopping by for a look!

A little about how OnceAgainDesigns came about:

I have been sewing and crafting for most of my life. A few years ago I got involved in crocheting using just about anything that could be manipulated. Twine, plastic bags, ribbon, wire, fabric, VHS , cassette and 8-track tapes, if it will twist and turn, I'll try to make something out of it!

It all started one day when I ran out of yarn and wanted to start a new project, not wanting to go to the store, I looked around the house to see what I could use. I had twine, so I made a basket. I had plastic bags and had actually seen them crocheted so I tried my hand at that. One thing led to another and I have come to this. I think tapes are one of my favorite mediums to work with, I love the fabric it creates. The texture and shine are wonderful.

I love taking new materials, visualizing and sketching a new design, and then watching it come to life. A lot of care is taken to choose just the right recycled materials to make my bags.

About the bags:

I in no way mass produce anything you see in my store. Everything is handmade one at a time by me alone. I strive to make each item out of 100% recycled materials, but that's not always possible.
The bag itself and the lining are always repurposed materials, however, the hardware (buttons, zippers, etc.) are sometimes new.

WIN IT:
One of you is going to win the beautiful upcycled bag shown immediately above!

To Enter:

MANDATORY:
Visit Once Again Designs, browse around, and then come back here to leave me a comment about something else from the shop (one comment only)!

For 1 extra entry per item below 
(please leave a NEW comment for each one):
-If you follow Girly Girl Giveaways publicly via Google Friend Connect. If you say you follow but I can't find this blog on your 'following list' all of your entries are disqualified.
-If you follow @girlygiveaways on Twitter
-If you are a Girly Girl Giveaways fan on Facebook
-If you follow on Networked Blogs (right sidebar)
-Become a fan of Once Again Designs on Facebook

You may gain 5 additional entries for either of the following 
(please leave five comments for each one):
-If you have my Girly Girl Giveaways button on your blog (please provide link)


OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!

It will end at 6/3
A winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.
Please make sure you have a way for me to contact you (email in profile or in comments).

All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own; I was not compensated for them. Thank you Once Again Designs for this opportunity!

66 comments:

  1. http://www.etsy.com/listing/43751860/nicole-clutch-vhs Ilike-what a clever way to recycle :)

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  4. I like the key ring coin purse in yellow floral

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  15. I adore the Recycled Record Keychain!
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  24. My favorite is the nicole clutch.

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  26. Eliza Wristlet is cute
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  37. What a great idea! ^^ My favorite piece from her shop is the Patchwork Tote VHS and 8 Track. c:

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  38. Enter me please! I love this item: Elizabeth Handbag

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  39. I'm already a follower via google


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  43. Love the Rescued Jute Twine Basket, so sweet and ideal for little beauty accessories! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. I love the twine basket.

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