Featured Member: Ojamiya

Ojamiya How did you get started in your chosen crafts? I’ve been interested in Japan for years and I admire the Asian cultures for their resourcefulness and minimalism. Learning about and sharing the crafts and bento making is just a natural extension. How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? I’m learning […]

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Featured Member: Oblue

Oblue How did you get started in your chosen craft? I started my business (officially) in August 2009. Before I was knocking pieces up for friends and family and things kind of starting moving on their own. I have an artistic background with a degree in Fine Art (specializing in painting and textiles) but had […]

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Freecycle-More Than Just a Place to Recycle

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Founded on May 1, 1993 by Deron Beal Freecycle has grown from a single location in Tuscon, Arizona to an international organization having chapters in 85 countries.  Whether you’re in need of  something or having something you need to get rid of that’s just too good for the landfill, Freecycle has a few guidelines in […]

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Featured Member: Fabula

Fabula How did you get started in your chosen craft? I was born and grew up in Russia, where we learn sewing, cooking and making things at school. I was always making my own accessories and clothes (there wasn’t much in shops in the USSR!). When I moved to Ireland 12 years ago, and couldn’t […]

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Eco tips from the city

I’m impressed by all you back to the land and off the grid people. But I was raised in a city and that is where I am happiest. I tried living on a farm. It made me very anxious. But I have found it pretty easy to use eco friendly practices here, as do many […]

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Featured Member: Picky

Picky and Elsjeboer How did you get started in your chosen craft? The egg of my creativity and resourcefulness for reconstructing clothing and creating items from found objects has been an intrinsic part of me as long as I can remember.  The children’s clothing aspect of this specifically came about with the birth of my […]

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How to Make Shipping Envelopes

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Melody of Kindercotton shared her blog tutorial about how to make your own waterproof mailers from recycled store bags.  If you know someone who uses store bags instead of reusable totes, ask him/her to save them for you! I recently ran out of the Tyvek envelopes that I had been using to ship out my […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Treasures from the Sewing Basket

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zJayne nominated this incredible cuff made by Greenbelts. I have to agree with her that it is quite an eye catcher. If you take a look at the other photos of it in Greenbelt’s Etsy shop you will notice the amazing size of this beautiful vintage button. It is a truly unique piece. This charming […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Smart Design

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Without further ado, the winners are: So simple, yet so fun and functional.  This wooden top has been crafted by WoodToyShop whose beautiful heirloom toys are made to last from mill ends and scrap hard wood. This smart design was spotted by zJayne. zJayne is also the maker of this very clever design: These are […]

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