Upcycle/Recycle – wassupbrothers

Meet Olga from wassupbrothers on Etsy.  Her shop is based on softie creatures and cuties (mostly owls) made and created by her.

Here is what she has to say about her shop, inspiration, and using upcycled/recylced items.

Some years in my life I was uncontrolled user, not shopaholic, but I’ve used too many things I don’t need. Unnecessary, and needless things. I used too much, I ate too much, all that bling blings in ears ,and cosmetic.

In 2009 i start being vegan and many things get clear for me about food, life,and everything.

I think people have to think, why do they have to buy something, if they can do it for their self. Planet resources are not endless. And I’m happy the number of people who think about it and want to change something is growing.

Recycled and handmade things have not only ethic nature, its always about past and story behind them. They are soulful and have many energy.

My inspiration come from nature, morning sunshine, pieces of fabrics, my wonderful funny dogs. Sometimes you can take one strange buttщn and in the end you have beautiful bird or lion. You never know what you will have in the end, that’s why I do not use patterns mostly.

Feedback. I have positive feedback from others about it. here in Russia we have many misunderstanding in recycling and eco issue, but anyway, my friends use recycled, upcycled products and make them for their self also.

Her favorite thing on the day I asked was this wonderful owl pendant.

Baby Boy Strip Quilt

I have missed making strip quilts and I needed to put together a baby boy quilt.  I bought this owl fabric a while back not sure what do with it.  Inspiration was born.  Use the colors in the owl fabric to make a coordinating front in strips.  Done.

Using just a bit of yellow really gave it a nice pop.  The binding is gray along with the quilting.

The owls are from Robert Kaufman’s Zoologie line.  The eyes are super cute on the owls, some are sleepy and some are surprised.

Here’s a peak of what’s going on around our house.  We are working on basement renovation this summer.  This is my basement floor currently.  Had to have it done to add in a half bath.  So the house is a disaster.

one giant line of concrete across my basement