Eco Friendly Christmas Decorations by EcoBites

Xmas-Tree

Potted Christmas Tree and Popcorn Garland by Herban Lifestyle There are lots of ideas to help reduce some of the holiday waste and turn scraps into works of fabulousness. With just a few days left before Christmas, try these eco-friendly ideas to add to your holiday cheer and to decorate for the Christmas holiday, courtesy of […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Holiday Getaway

Cashmere baby pants by Picky

This week’s winning treasury ‘Holiday Getaway’ was cleverly curated by Elsje Boer. This romantic, fun and quirky collection of items suggests an imaginary holiday proposal from your sweetie. These sweet little heart pants for baby have been made from recycled cashmere wool by Elsje Boer. They are part of her Picky collection of old fashioned […]

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How to Make Wine Cork Christmas Trees

My daughter just recently began her part-time job at Jo-Ann Fabrics and was aghast to see that the Christmas items were already being prominently displayed in the store. Upon inquiry, she was informed that the reason for the early displays (It was, after all, the beginning of September.) was to ensure that crafters would have […]

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{News and Views} 2nd Annual Bra Recycling Month

Cardrona Bra Fence

Sometimes you need a little light hearted fun to raise awareness for some pretty serious issues. In 2010, Bra Recycling Month brought awareness to the issues of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. They are hoping to reach an even broader audience this year. Bra recycling is an economical way to support women nationwide who are […]

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Recycling In Numbers~

So, what IS the lowdown on recycling paper?  Did you know that: *Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save 75,000 trees. *If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year! *Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three […]

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Featured Member: Betsy and Bess

From BetsyandBess

Betsy & Bess Hello! My name is Elizabeth. I am the owner of Betsy & Bess. My mother taught me to sew as a child. My mother is a talented seamstress, and I would often help her with her projects, cutting out pattern pieces, covering buttons, standing perfectly still for what seemed like hours while […]

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In Pictures – The EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group

ecoetsy mosaic 1152011

Just look at what I’ve found in the EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group this week.  Here we see reclaimed wood, recycled paper, sustainable fibers, and more looking oh so wonderful.  The combo of rich, warm colors and eco-consciousness warms my heart, how about you? Take a look at more of our talented team members’ images here. 1. Love […]

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