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RikRak Studio is a home based business selling wonderful hand made one of a kind homewares and accessories.  Each piece is made from repurposed vintage fabric by Krystal, who started to craft when her grandmother taught her how to quilt and sew while she was pregnant with her son.  From there, she has built her business successfully from her home in Ottawa, Canada and has sold thousands of pieces, both on Etsy and from over 90 stores around the world.  (Read more of her inspirational story  in this Etsy interview).

I love Krystals’ work – she chooses the most vibrant fabrics, and everything is finished to such a high standard – there are a few things from her shop going on my wish list for sure 🙂

Follow The RikRak Studio blog, and check out her photostream on Flickr.

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Eco Bib – The Chocolate Blueberry Mousse Vintage Little Quilt Fabric Bib (limited edition).

rikrak-coastersRecycled Vintage Fabric Coasters, set of four.

rikrak-walletQuilted Vintage Fabric Wallet – sustainable card cozy wallet.

rikrak-corsageRecycled Vintage Eco Brooch/Corsage in red.

rikrak-clutchRecycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Clutch – sustainable purse.

rikrak-potholderRecycled Quilted Vintage Fabric Trivet/Potholder in sunny yellow and white.

rikrak-walletsDesign your own sustainable Quilty Wallet/Business Card Holder

Just when we thought there could be no possible use for all those offcuts of wood  and broken furniture, these guys come along and show us how to up-cycle in style…

Stout Chair

Stout Chair

The Stout Chair by Ref-Use at Eco Wise via Enviromedia.com

Scrapile

Scrapile

The Scrapile range of furniture by Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado.

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests by Margaret Taylor for Uncommon Goods via CoolHuntingGreen

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs by Chris Burton via Inhabitat

Stoolen Lite

Stoolen Lite

Uhuru Reclaimed Wood Furniture  via Apartment Therapy

Shattered Furniture

Shattered Furniture

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture via Inhabitat

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench by Flickr member jbfbouchard

The Tower Light

The Tower Light

The Tower Light by MetaForm Studio

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chairs via Inhabitat

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture by Floyd Gompf via Haute*Nature

tabletop-by-piet-hein-eek-via-askblogTabletop detail from  Piet Hein Eek‘s range of furniture  via Askdezign blog

Once A Door

Once A Door

Claire Danthois ‘Once Discarded’ range via Haute*Nature

This tutorial over at GreenUpgrader shows how Greetje van Tiem‘s design studios are hand-making recycled newspaper yarn using only newspaper, a scissors and a drop spindle.

(Instructions here for making a drop spindle from recycled CDs)

newspaper-yarn2-via-greenupgrader

newspaper-yarn-via-greenupgrader

Etsy Labs have a very cool and inexpensive tutorial for making a dress form dummy in the exact size of your body for custom work…

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