Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Exit Inteview With The Winner of Project Recycled: Emily of Domestic Deadline

A HUGE congratulations goes out to Emily Fish from Domestic Deadline for winning Season One of Project Recycled.


  1. Can you tell us a little bit about you and your fabulous blog?

Craftiness is genetic in my family, I find it really hard to look at things without figuring out how it’s made and if I can make it myself!  My blog started after following so many blogs and “writing tutorials in my head” as I made my own things.  I’ve also found it great to keep my ever growing to-do list on track and a wonderful tool to share what the kids and I are doing with my family and friends.  

  1. What is your favorite item to recycle?

Clothes, hands down.  I’m almost 6 feet tall and have always had a problem getting clothes to fit me right.  My kids are having the same problem.  I love taking thrift store finds and making my own that fits us perfectly.

  1. You have $5.00 to go into a thrift store, what crafting goodness do you buy and why.

If I don’t start out with a specific project in mind, I browse in a particular order.  First, I have to always scan for vintage things that I like just the way they are.  Then, I look for something I am instantly inspired by, sometimes it’s color or pattern or anything.  Finally, I go for bulk fabric particularly vintage sheets or table clothes or jersey knit sheets (mass quantity of t-shirt fabric!!!).

  1. Where do you get your recycling inspirations?

My three awesome kids have really inspired my creations, especially for kids clothes.  Both my girls like to sketch outfits, select their fabric and help me make them outfits that express their individual style.  As for clothes for me, I love to “knock-off” a name brand and sometimes, an article of clothing was just designed poorly to begin with and a few changes can make it great!

  1. Anything else you want to share?

I’d love for you to stop by and check out my blog or my etsy shop Harper N Co which is always changing depending on what I’m into making at the time!  I love to swap ideas, blog posts or just to hear from you!



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