Karen Heenan has crafted for her entire life, but in the last several years, she has become increasingly aware of how much waste there is in our culture. She turned this epiphany into a business - Useful & Beautiful Handmade - where she crafts children's clothing, stuffed animals, accessories and household items from recycled fabrics. Handmade is like organic; people want to buy but can't always afford it. By using recycled textiles, Karen makes handmade affordable. And still beautiful!
Check out more of Karen Heenan's work on her Etsy shop and her Facebook page.