Jeans reborn: Artist Susan Rohrbach found an inventive use for old jeans. She's snipped them off, added straps, a bright cotton lining and turned them into shoulder bags carried at Solar Flair Gallery in Rising Sun, Ind. Toddler jeans make handy purses and bigger sizes are transformed into roomier carry-alls. $22. (812) 438-2550.
Personal Scrabble: Cincinnati To You, Inc., the company that specializes in sending a taste of Cincinnati to homesick tummies has branched out to a new game - a personalized Scrabble board. The Scrabble Game Gifts can be made into generic Cincinnati boards with words spelling out Tyler Davidson, Skyline, Graeter's etc. but the real fun comes in personalizing them for birthdays, retirements, anniversaries etc. $69.95 framed, plus $7 handling. (800) 862-4629; www.cincinnati-to-you.com
Slipper zoo: Lions and tigers and bears oh my! Throw in piggies, ladybugs, cats and dogs in a washable soft-as-butter leather and baby is shod for fun. The Robeez footwear comes with suede soles and slip-on design that stay put on wiggly feet with no laces to tangle with. About $26. Belle's Boutique, Loveland; Toko Kidz Ludlow; Castle House, Hyde Park; Baby a, Oakley; Silly Bean and Ellabella, Madeira; Dream Llama, Glendale; Village Junction Montgomery.
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