Here is a selection of the things I make out of recycled advertising tarps and banners.
Custom bicycle panniers featuring box-top closure and custom-painted decals in Mid-Century and Art Deco styles.
A lunchbag I made for my sister-in-law. Still going strong after six months' continuous use.
Above: a detail shot of the mesh pattern in a travel soap bag.
One of the earliest soap tote designs. These took three sewing machines and had a zipper. Wholesalers balked, so I redesigned it. I like the redesigned ones better.
Karl Lagerfeld was showing something similar to these bracelets in his SS 2009 show.
My lawnmower, covered.
Pirate-themed window bird repeller.
Bicycle handlebar bag, cylindrical shape featuring zipper closure and adjustable shoulder strap. Velcro strips attach bag to handlebars.
A coupon organizer where I designed the fabric.
European-style bicycle panniers.
A prototype of a no-sew soap box design. It can be used as packaging and ongoing, as a soap dish.
A selection of wallets. Some feature my accordian card storage system, holds 30+ cards! The "eye" wallet was featured in 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse.
Soap totes. See the video here for how to use them.
Notebook covers dress up a coil notebook and feel great in the hand. Each one is unique.
The first mesh I designed, wrapped around a glass jar to make a nice contemporary vase.
Garden fencing experiment. I used bamboo stakes for fence poles.
An experiment in flower vase design. This bag stands on its own when filled with water.
Experimenting with silhouette fonts on a tissue box cover.