Useful & Beautiful

Handmade Upcycled Gifts

Located In
Philadelphia, PA
Owned By
Karen Heenan
Store Details
If you want handmade gifts made from upcycled and recycled fabrics - you can find them here. I love to work with other people's discarded items, and can give a second life to almost anything. I make children's items (clothing, soft toys), women's clothing and accessories, home goods (potholders, pillow covers) and hand embroidered items. Repurposing old garments is the thread (bad pun, sorry) that runs through all my work. My shop's name comes from a quote from William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." I think that says it all. Please follow me on Facebook at and visit my shop blog: for more examples of my work and to follow my creative endeavors.