May 17th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Have you been looking at your wardrobe and thinking, "I have nothing to wear for summer!" After reading Julie's post about how to upcycle a t-shirt into a tank-top, I was inspired to find more refashioning ideas. Instead of buying new clothes and shoes, upcycle some of your old ones! Here are 5 amazing tutorials to get you started
March 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week my mom came to visit me from Florida and brought me a bunch of garage sale goodies! Among all of the treasures were two oval embroidery hoops. As soon as I saw them, I thought they looked like eggs so I decided upcycle them into adorable Easter eggs!
March 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
St. Patrick's Day is next Saturday, March 17-- have you crafted for it yet? The only projects I've made so far are the Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks. I needed inspiration to make my St. Patrick's Day even more crafty! To get all of us inspired, I found 5 fun and eco-friendly projects for us to try!
January 5th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
If you're anything like me, the New Year makes me want to reorganize and clean! Often times I go through my clothes to see what fits, what needs to be "retired," etc. If you can't refashion your wardrobe like Becky shared yesterday, there are even more options! Hang on to your old t-shirts to try out these amazing projects! For example, perhaps there are some shirts that you would love to keep for sentimental reasons, or one that has a really fun pattern, but just doesn't fit anymore-- these are the perfect shirts to recycle! The only problem you will have is deciding which one of these projects you should try first!
December 9th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell
As you could tell from my How To: Make a Mini Christmas Tree post, I love making little Christmas trees to decorate around the house. The bad thing about other DIY mini Christmas tree projects is that they aren't necessarily eco-friendly! However, I found five incredible eco-friendly projects that would be perfect around the house, on the Christmas dinner table, or even to give as a gift at a holiday party! Take a peek at these awesome tutorials and be inspired!
October 20th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Does your family always ask, “Where are my keys?” Mine does. So I wanted to make a little tray for [&hellip
August 23rd, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
We've covered the beautiful, bold prints from ten14 organic textiles before, and I'm drooling over Josi's new line of fabrics just for fall and winter!
August 4th, 2011 | by Karen Lee
You've used up old t-shirts to make various projects. Now you have a pile of cut up sleeves. What do you do with them all? Find out how you can
May 31st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
One of the things that intimidates people about sewing is it seems like a very precise art. Of course, sewing can be that way, but not every project requires complete precision and control. In fact, there are lots of beginner sewing and mending projects that require a lot less skill than you might think! Taking in a too-big tank top is one of these
February 24th, 2011 | by Maria
Create a loom from recycled materials to weave a project also using recycled materials!
February 1st, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Stay at home mom Nikki Shipard creates beautiful, food-inspired block prints on organic fabrics
January 18th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Whether we're talking felted wool from reclaimed sweaters or Kunin's Eco-fi made from recycled plastic bottles, crafting with recycled felt is a great way to lighten your DIY footprint
November 30th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
You know we love vintage fabrics around here. Second hand supplies make it easy as pie to be eco-friendly. Sure, they may have had a sizable footprint when they were created, but by crafting with gently used vintage fabrics, you're giving that fabric a new life and diverting the waste from the landfill
November 24th, 2010 | by Maria
If you're worried that cutting down a Christmas tree isn't the most eco-friendly way to decorate your home this year, here are five alternatives that are just as beautiful and earth friendly
November 10th, 2010 | by Maria
Use an old plastic bangle and some strips of your favorite fabric to create a pretty fabric wrapped bracelet
October 1st, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Is Sewing for Dummies the answer to a stitchless life
September 23rd, 2010 | by Kilduff Kolleen
If you pick up any fashion magazine or browse the racks of your favorite store, you will notice that ruffles [&hellip
September 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
We've talked about denim's planetary impact and even explored some eco-friendly denim alternatives before, so you can imagine how happy I was to run across a new company offering Earth friendly denim!
June 17th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Crafter Caitlin Wicker makes super-sweet recycled stuffies out of thrifted sweaters and retro-printed fabrics. By day, Caitlin works “with low-income [&hellip
June 8th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Now that digital fabric printing services like Spoonflower offer organic cotton, amazing new eco-friendly fabric designers are popping up left [&hellip
June 1st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Store bought bias tape is usually not the most eco-friendly of products. Normally, it’s made of polyester, which is a [&hellip
April 27th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
If you’re a thrift store junkie like me, surely you’ve spent some time ogling the lovely old necktie selection at [&hellip