Archive for the ‘Green Stuff’ Category

Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx with The Black Spot Books and Peg and Awl

Today’s edition of the Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx is a real treat for you and for me. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing their work and their amazing booth display in person at last year’s Art Star Craft Bazaar, so when a reader suggested them for an interview, I thought the husband and wife team … read more

Sponsor Spotlight: cosa verde

Cosa verde is an online showcase for sustainably handmade goods. They feature hand-makers who sell all kinds of eco-friendly goods for you & for your giftees. Stuff for living, making, wearing, celebrating & sharing. One really useful feature at cosa verde are their specialty browsing categories, like: vegan, organic, conflict-free and more.  A great way … read more

Handmade Holidays: easy, cheap & green decorating ideas

Last week, while resting my knee (I had some torn cartilage in my knee that I got from dancing my butt off the week before), I made several pom-pom garlands from yarn that was just taking up space. It’s pretty inexpensive, and not to mention eco-friendly, to use up leftover craft materials. I did have … read more

Sponsor Spotlight: green rainbow shop

Green Rainbow Shop is a eco-friendly boutique that carries everythign from organic clothing, natural soaps, toys and recycled jewelry to all kinds of homewares, recycled paper goods,  books, pet goods  and much more.  I’ve chosen a few of my favorites to share above. Find gifts for yourself and your holiday giftees and save 15% off … read more

Back to School Guide: Day 8

Today’s Back to School Guide 2010 goodies were curated by Polly Conway. Polly regularly writes for the ReadyMade blog about all things crafty and handmade. She’s also writing a piece for the October edition of Joie mag. 1.“Read” Distressed Wall Sign by Old New Again 2. Wooden Colored Pencils Necklace by Geekery Jewelry 3. Architect’s … read more

Guest Blog: Eco Mishmash for the Home by Katya the Intern

Hi, it’s Katya the Intern with my last Eco-home tips & tutorials post (find the others here, here, here and here) This one is full of finds that that didn’t really fit in my other categories, but I thought were worthwhile to share. I’ve really enjoyed writing this series and finding so many inspiring ideas around the web. If … read more

Guest Blog: Eco Post – Make, Do and Mend Edition from Katya the intern

Katya the Intern again with another installment of my DIY eco series (see the other posts here, here, and here) This time we’re looking at the world of wearables, and while there are a lot of options to dress fabulously and be kind to the Earth, we’re focusing on the recycled DIY….the recycling and remaking of necklaces, shoes … read more

Guest Blog: Home decor from trash by Katya the intern

It’s Katya the Intern again with another part 3 of my Eco-home tips & tutorials series (here’s part 1 & part 2) This round is for recycled, re-purposed and reused decor to pretty up your house. Recycling  household trash and clutter  into decor is is definitely a simple way to reduce waste gong into a landfill. … read more

Guest Blog: Office Eco-Post by Katya the intern

Katya the Intern again with part 2 of my Eco-home tips & tutorials series (here’s part 1). I will be adding new posts to this series about every 2 weeks, all summer long! Lately, I’ve been cleaning out things and revamping my desk/craft area. It helps to create a much more pleasant working experience when … read more

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