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Welcome to my Store

I am an architect and interior designer by trade, graduating with a Master's in Architecture in '97. My passion resides in anything design-related and in creating unique pieces, color combinations and gorgeous designs in the architectural and fashion world.

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Shopping Policies

I coined the phrase 'Dumpster Diva' as the perfect description for what I make (and how I dress) years before folks used it in connection with 'dumpster diving'! It's the perfect blend of denim and diamonds, leather and lace, flash and trash. Any bit of sparkle, steampunk and funk to dress up a casual look.... That's a 'dumpster diva'!!  
My passion is creating unique wearable art! Knit fashion accessories, scarves, cowls, chokers, and more. Embellished with novelty fibers, handmade polymer clay buttons and handmade scarf pins. Rock, Paper Scissors, Etc. items are always handmade!
Everything listed is ready to SHIP! The Original Dumpster Diva, fringed funky artistic knits! New items listed daily!!! Fringe scarves, ponchos, shrugs and more! 

The US just raised international shipping costs drastically. The best shipping international cost per item are with multi-item purchases. I do my best to keep shipping costs low. 

Check sold items and message me if what you want is not listed! If you want something specific, just ask! 

** Retailers - Bulk Order fringies - Order 12+ fringies with Discount Pricing!! Bulk Order Shag Cowls or Tribal Romance - Order 8 or more at a discount !! Ask for pricing!  Yarn Diva-skeins, retailers and bulk orders of 8 or more, ask for discount!

I will make ANY fringie color combo - just ask!! CHECK the Fringie Section and Sold Items for color ideas and email me the name! To see larger images of my pieces, click on 'gallery' to the right. 

-- Giftwrap always free - just ask!

Trunk shows - Yes! Locally in WI and northern IL area only. Trunk show hosts receive 20% of sales to spend on products, put towards a gift certificate, or as cash payment. Chose the styles you want represented (Fringies, Showstopper, Ponchos, and more - AND for specialty Yarn Stores - Custom yarn skeins and buttons!!!) I do not bring my entire inventory to Trunk Shows, fyi. I use my own payment methods so sales do not need to go through store inventory/ PO systems. (Works great for at home parties too!!!)

Online feature by Associated Press, by Jennifer Forker in several news publications including

Featured on 'Type A Girl blog':
Jenny on the Vine

Featured in Etsy Treasuries galore: I stopped listing them individually because my items have been graciously featured daily. Thanks Etsy artisans and buyers!

I am happy to do custom orders, scarves, fingerless gloves, cowls and other knit items. 

I will provide discounts for large bulk orders of fringies, tribal romance and shag cowls. Minimum 12 Fringies. Minimum 8 of shag cowls and tribal romance. Ask for info. I do not discount other knits, scarves, ponchos, shrugs, etc. (unless a very substantial order mid-summer due to time constraints to get them complete.)

I frequently ship overseas, to Australia and to Canada. Please don't hesitate to ask! Thank you!