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U.S will be at a new Artisan Market in Kelowna every Sunday Until December

EAST KELOWNA SUNDAY ARTISAN
COMMUNITY MARKET
PLEASE JOIN US!

East Kelowna Hall Sunday Market Dates:
September 24, October 1, 8, 22, 29, November 5, 19, 26
Christmas Country Community Market
December 3, 2017
Restarting April 1, 2018

Hours of market 9-2

MARKET VENUE:
EAST KELOWNA HALL
2704 East Kelowna Road,
Kelowna, B.C.

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We will be at the down town Kelowna Farmers Market on Bernard on last time

Hello Swaggers!

We will be back at the down town Kelowna Farmers Market Aug 5th, on Bernard Ave. I will have lots of new swag  to add to my racks. Come find my little blue tent, look for my banner.

I still have 2- $10 bins come check them out. One bin is all my kids swag, sweater butts, children’s skirts etc. I am sell off all my children’s clothing, come score some amazing deals.

Fine me on Face Book for the latest updates, come “like” my page!

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Amazing ideas for alternative housing the GREEN way of living

Repurposing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plastic bottles (with LED lights) repurposed as a chandelier during Ramadan in the Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem

Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value.

Description

Repurposing is as old as human civilization, with many contemporary scholars investigating that way that different societies re-appropriate the artifacts of older cultures in new and creative ways. [1] More recently, repurposing has been celebrated by 21st century hobbyists and arts-and-crafts organizations such as Instructables and other Maker culture communities as a means of creatively responding to the ecological and economic crises of the 21st century. Recent scholarship has attempted to relate these activities to American left- and right-libertarianism. [2][3]

Repurposing is the use of a tool being re-channeled into being another tool, usually for a purpose unintended by the original tool-maker. Typically, repurposing is done using items usually considered to be junk, garbage, or obsolete. A good example of this would be the Earthship style of house, that uses tires as insulating walls and bottles as glass walls. Reuse is not limited to repeated uses for the same purpose. Examples of repurposing include using tires as boat fenders and steel drums or plastic drums as feeding troughs and/or composting bins. Incinerator and power plant exhaust stack fly-ash is used extensively as an additive to concrete, providing increased strength. This type of reuse can sometimes make use of items which are no longer usable for their original purposes, for example using worn-out clothes as rags.[4] 

Not all repurposing is necessarily environmentally friendly, take for instance the idea of repurposing older work trucks for businesses in their infancy, in which their poor fuel economy can negate long term benefits since greater spending of money for fuel, and more fumes output to the sky can prove environmentally unfriendly, in which repurposing vehicles for electric car conversionto be environmentally unfriendly, in which repurposing vehicles for electric car conversion can be the recommended alternative to that, though its cost can be negligible upfront.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repurposing

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Flash SALE!!! Ends Sunday evening March 19th

Go have a look in the shop.
All items with long or 3/4 sleeves are 25% off. We need to move them out to make room for new spring pretties..
Message me for a coupon code to receive your discount before check out.
Go to upcycledswag.com to shop.
Message me on our Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/upcycledswag to get your code.
Hurry you don’t want to miss out!

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STILL PLAYING BARBIE

I’ve never really given much thought as to when my propensity for fashion began, until now, at this very moment
A few days ago my friend asked me if I would like to sell my hoarded trove of clothing and accessories on her website. I have been collecting for years and If the truth be known I have had trouble parting with most of my beloved finds. I have been selling, sporadically, holding back the good stuff confident that an opportunity would present itself one day.

This last week has been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of a week as I prepared to provide some of my best
pieces for the website re launch which required me to hunt, dig, sort, research, take pictures of, edit and write descriptions for each item.

This morning I pocket dialed my friend and after much chit chat and exchanging of ideas she asked me out of the blue if I would be interested in writing a blog. The idea had NEVER crossed my mind and my first thought was what am I going to blog about! How does that even work! Would I be any good at it!?
That’s what got me thinking about what the topic could be and I wondered where my passion for fashion may have begun. As just about every little girl, playing Barbie was my favorite activity and when my friends came over I used to tell them what the Barbies would be doing and what their Barbies should wear for the occasion. I’m quite certain that there must have been plenty of eye rolling (or was it pouting in those days) going on but I was too busy organizing everybody’s outfits to have even noticed. Besides I was in my element. I was about 4 or 5. By age 9 I was sewing my own Barbie clothes to get my fix so to speak. I used to ask my neighbors for fabric from their scrap bags. Everyone sewed in those days and if we wanted things over and above what the 50 cents a week could buy, we had to scrounge, it was the only way. When I was ten I was on the bus with my mom I remember thinking I will never dress like that! (Koret Fortrel pastel elastic waist pants). I pined to be 13 so I could babysit 3 houses up the lane. They paid better than anyone 75 cents an hour. I needed to buy clothes clothes and more clothes. Soon my friends began to ask me for fashion advise and every time we’d go out they’d come over and raid my closet.

Today I spent 3 hours with my birth mom Vivian going through her closets while she tried on every single article of clothing as I was putting outfits together while trying to explain to her that YES you can wear a polka dot with a chevron, a stripe with a flower, a paisley with a check.

I’ve dabbled a bit over the last few years, had a couple of clothing parties, accessorized for a fashion shoot and helped my friends to dress. I’ve bought a beautiful Hindsgaul mannequin and as weird as it may seem, she resides at my place and she gets to wear some pretty great things.

I don’t know where this new venture or blogging thing will take me or even if there will be a second blog but one thing I do know for sure, that after all these years I’m sill playing Barbie.
Visit us at www.upcycledswag .com
Please remember to
REUSE, REDUCE and RECYCLE

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Open Studio Shopping All Weekend, Book Your Private Viewing Now!

Get in on the final few days of the 20% off SALE happening now. Dozens of items not listed, as well as a BIG $10 SALE bin. Dozens of funky upcycled necklaces all $10 each.
We are located in Kelowna, in the Glenmore area, call or text to set up your private shopping experience!
We carry sizes from 2 to XXXL, no one is left out.
(250) 801-6451
We accept credit cards or cash.

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Announcement!! Coupon code starting today until March 1st 2017

Type in the coupon code at checkout the code is SWAG
YOU will get 20% off your order, until March 1st 2017. New stock being added all week, keep checking back to see what’s new! This also includes local pick up, just check off the local pick up box and you won’t be charged a shipping fee.
Happy shopping!
Feel free to message me anytime if you have questions.

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The snow is starting to melt, soon it will be spring!

Hello Swaggers!

I am busy busy these days upcycling clothing projects, lots to do to make the transition happen. What transition you and world wide…eek very exciting! I have started by loading up my Etsy  upcycled baby clothe shop , I currently have about 50 items in there now, most not on this web site. I still have about 100 or more to add, “sigh”. So please check out the link below to my Etsy store and see what I have so far.

I am taking a brake starting today for a couple days from adding stock. I am going to be making a few new larger size designs with a little Valentines inspiration added 🙂 I will add those to the shop this weekend once they are made.

Would you like a custom piece made just for you? I am now for a limited time excepting custom orders, please message me and we can discuss your ideas and make it happen.ways to upcycle clothes

Happy Friday folks, get out get some wind up your nose, and hopefully some sun on your face.

Cheers, D

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/UpcycledSwag?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Happy Holidays! We have some exciting changes to share for the New Year

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We hope you had a Merry Christmas! Are you as excited for the new year, as I am? I am looking forward to lots of positive changes in the New Year!

I will be adding tons of new stock in the next week! I will also be adding it to my Etsy shop, and sharing the images on Twitter & Instagram, keep a eye out to see all the new Swag to come. We are transitioning to more of a on line business. In the past I only listed a small portion of stock, I will now be adding ALL my one of a kind pieces to my web stores. Once all existing pieces are listed, I will be adding new pieces every few days there after. I still offer local pick up and in studio shopping, and ship world wide. Please message me any time if you require more information.

Here’s to a AMAZING 2017 everyone!

Cheers

Debbie