Monthly Archives: April 2011

Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Making Vegan Jewelry

April 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

You might not think of animal products when you think jewelry, but there are more sneaky animal components to jewelry making than it might seem at first glance. Like we've talked about before, vegan doesn't equal green, so it takes a bit of extra love to find eco-friendly alternatives to animal products. Here are some places where you might encounter animal products in jewelry making and ways you can replace those products

Suitcase DIY: 3 Craft Projects for Vintage Suitcases

April 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

What is it about vintage suitcases? I think they carry so much history. Those sturdy, beautiful, old-timey pieces of luggage are packed full of trips and stories. Vintage suitcases are not so ideal for modern travel: they're heavier than modern suitcases and they often don't have those handy wheels on the bottom, but that doesn't mean they aren't still worth salvaging! Here are a few suitcase DIY projects that rethink those suitcases

Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Knit and Crochet

April 20th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We've talked about vegan sewing supplies and vegan soap making, and I don't want you fiber artists to be left out! There are lots of wonderful options for vegan knit and crochet supplies. It just takes a little bit of extra attention to materials to suss out common animal products

Make Tie Dyed Easter Eggs!

April 17th, 2011 | by Julie Finn

If you're tired of regular old Easter egg dyeing, then try making tie-dyed Easter eggs for a change. It's a stash-busting project!

April Stash Bust: Five Projects to Bust That Fabric Stash

April 14th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Kelly talked last week about the April Stash Bust, and we're pretty excited about busting our stashes around here! That "use what you have" mentality is part of the heart of green crafting, and there are so many fun, creative ways to take supplies you have on hand and turn them into something wonderful. Here are a few stash busting projects for those fabric scraps!

April is Stash Busting Month!

April 12th, 2011 | by Kelly Rand

It's that time of year again. Time to pledge your allegiance to buy no new craft supplies and materials and only use what you have. Can you make it for the entire month

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