{Eco Inspirations} Terracycle

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to recycle or re-purpose those nasty juice pouches your kids love or those chip bags that you see in many lunch boxes? Well, there is a company by the name of Terracycle that sells things made from re-purposed trash. Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then […]

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Eco Friendly Christmas Decorations by EcoBites

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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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{Tuesday Treasury} Shot of Red on a Gray Day by The Wooden Bee

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The winning treasury this week is ‘Shot of Red on a Gray Day’ curated by the Wooden Bee. A perfect demonstration of how a gray world can be uplifted by a splash of warm color. This clever idea by The Wooden Bee shows how lovely gray can be in it’s own right – although there […]

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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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{Eco-Tutorial} From Picnic to Pillowcase: Napkins Reinvented

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Does Spring give you that itch for change? Are you aching to give your pad a face-lift? Do IKEA catalogs and the latest issue of Home & Garden fill you with decorator’s lust? Well toss aside those consumerist temptations and grab your nearest needle and thread to redecorate Ecoetsy style! One of the simplest ways […]

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{Meet a Member} Karen Meyers

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Karen Meyers How did you get started in your chosen craft? I have been sewing since I was old enough to ask my mom to use her needle and thread and then her sewing machine. She told me I should wait until I was 12, but I couldn’t! I taught myself the sewing basics from […]

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In Pictures – The EcoEtsy Team Flickr Group

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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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Featured Member: Remaine Wicked

Remaine Wicked The big question is how I got started. My Mum and Dad gave me a book to explain it. It was a cartoon book with pictures of winkies and yayas….. Cut ahead 30 some odd (and I mean ODD) years later and here I am. I am the mother of a 13 year […]

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