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Craftivism in Action: Embroidering Against Sexism

October 31st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Crafter Marie Brian - aka The Cotton Floozy on Instagram - was fed up with hateful and sexist comments on her blog. Rather than start a flame war, Brian grabbed her embroidery needle in a stunning example of craftivism


Make These 10 Cleaning Supplies Instead of Buying

October 30th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Homemade cleaning supplies are the best. There. I said it. They're cheaper than store-bought. You can reuse containers to reduce waste. And you control the ingredients, so you can be sure you're not "cleaning" your home with toxic chemicals


Are there toxic chemicals in your craft supplies?

October 2nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We love green craft supplies around here, and we talk about how to find green craft supplies quite a bit. What we don't often dive into are the toxic chemicals you're avoiding when you choose natural craft supplies. Here are seven common toxic chemicals that might be lurking in your crafty stash


Got crafts to sell? Here are 19 resources to help your crafty biz thrive!

September 20th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

This morning we shared a video about how to position your crafty business just like any other green business, and you guys seemed excited about it! The list below comes from our sister site Ecopreneurist, and it includes 19 resources to help you grow your green crafty business. If you've got crafts to sell, it's important to focus as much on the business side of things as on the making side


An Edible Water Bottle that You Can Make in Your Kitchen

September 11th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

You know that those disposable plastic water bottles are super convenient, but plastic waste piling up in landfills and polluting our oceans is not so convenient. What if there were a disposable water bottle that somehow didn't create waste? Meet the edible water bottle!


How to Make Bubbles Without Dawn

September 9th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

My toddler learned how to say "bubbles" a few weeks ago, and we have basically been on the back porch ever since. Here's how to make bubbles without the ubiquitous blue bottle of Dawn



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