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March 17, 2014

Oh, my gosh - I love finding new ways to repurpose.  And on
this Repurposeful Monday I'm going to share the most amazing
upcycled creations with you.

Friends, meet English textile enthusiast Mr. Finch, a self-taught
artist who creates creatures out of recycled fabrics.  Inspired
by his beloved Yorkshire dales and influenced by British folklore,
Mr. Finch creates fairytale creatures and each has a story to tell.

Textile Moths in Courtship

"Most of my pieces use recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement but I believe they add more authenticity and charm.  A story sewn in, woven in.  Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have." 
                                                         -- Mr. Finch

Bumble Bees from Fake Fur

No, that's not taxidermy - it's a bird created
from recycled fabrics and feathers.

                      Fabric Mushroom                White Hare with Fake Fur

Mr. Finch working on a fabric spider.

Tea Making Spider

Fox Sleeping Under a Toadstool

Halloween Hares

Sleeping Hare 1

Mr. Finch's sculptures are perfect examples of
unique art made from repurposed materials.

Sleeping Hare 2

Visit Mr. Finch's website to view even more
amazing repurposed woodland creatures.

Did you actually think I would let the day pass
without wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day? 

We Upcyclee
What a beautiful green beer bottle chandelier!

How do you like these ingenious Guinness beer
bottle caps repurposed into cuff links?

Copper-wrapped green glass earrings were fashioned
from a repurposed Jagermeister bottle.

Liquor bottles make sturdy lamp bases.

Don't forget to wear green today so that you don't get pinched!


  1. Although of Irish descent I haven't planned anything special for today. Perhaps I will try to find something green to throw on before going in to town. Mr Finch's creations are a delight.

  2. Extraordinary art - I don't think I have ever seen any like it! Love the tea party spider and the bumble bees! The beer bottle chandi is wonderful. Happy St. Patrick's Day! xo Karen

  3. I love these amazing pieces of art.


  4. the tea spiders are wonderfully imaginative...all of them are but kind of scare me. Guinness is good for you

  5. The talent of this man is incredible...oh, to be so talented!
    Happy St. Pat's Day, Jan!

  6. Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
    Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
    Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

    Beijos Marie.