Published on February 4th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe19
Green Crafter Profile: Snugville
I can’t stop drooling over these cozy, upcycled houses from Snugville!
Artist Amy Larson creates each little snug from scratch out of vintage materials. She says that she is drawn to materials that give her the opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle! All of that scavenging for just the right vintage bits and pieces gives each snug a unique personality and charm.
Snugville’s lovely little houses definitely show that upcycling can be whimsical and fun. Amy is drawn to materials that help her reduce her contribution to the landfill.
Choosing to use recycled materials creates creativity and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love using recycled materials!! I would love to see more artist take the challenge. I also am trying to take responsibility for my trash.
All of her houses are completely recycled except for the nontoxic paint and adhesives.
Amy’s great grandmother was one of the first people to encourage her crafting, teaching her how to make paste from scratch. Those lessons inspired Amy to make a doll out of a Dr. Pepper bottle, a sock, a baby doll dress her great grandmother had made, and tissue paper. She gave the doll to her great grandmother as a gift, who placed it proudly on a shelf in her room. Amy felt like she must have created something really special! She hasn’t stopped crafting since.