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  • The Handmade Spa, Part One

    As you may have noticed we’re smitten with our glorious handmade skinnyskinny soaps featured below: This season I also noticed the Green and Clean Guild of Esty handmade soap makers have some fabulous summer soother recipes. Another bathing beauty crafter I like is Alchemic Muse, a popular Green and Clean Guild member, who makes a fantastic cocoa bee soap: More

  • Fashioning Felt Exhibit Now in New York City at the Cooper Hewitt

    New York City’s Cooper Hewitt is highlighting their Fashioning Felt exhibit in a big way. My mind is now filled with ideas about the possibilities of felt.   “Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus […] More

  • One Week Left to Enter in Yahoo! Green’s “Make it Green” Contest

    In the Spring on Ecolocalizer we featured the start of the Yahoo! Green “Make it Green” Competition. Now with only one week left, the possibilities for new entries are endless. If you have a brilliant eco-creative idea, and want to see it manufactured for real, then enter now. Yahoo! Green explains: “the best ideas will be made […] More

  • Design for a Dollar: Upcycling Contest at Pratt in NYC

      Pratt was the star of this year’s ICFF Design Schools’ Exhibition with their Design for a Dollar contest. Amazingly, with the design constraint of using a buck or less, the Pratt students invented brilliant eco home ideas (many upcycled from totally discarded items). The competition required students to create designs that include manufacturing costs, transportation, energy, material, labor […] More

  • Cute Handmade Organic Summer Dresses

    Have you been thinking more about crafting with organics this season? A few of the talented folks over at etsy sure have, and are now offering some fresh hot handmade organic sun-dresses. Here are some new organic handmade highlights on etsy: This “driftwood dress” is simple yet stunning for a day by the sea: More

  • Re-Construct DIY Ottoman

    Recently Becky shared Re–Construct: Eco-Friendly Crafts Made Easy here on Crafting a Green World and when the Re-Construct project designer wrote in sharing this amazing diy ottoman for the project I was also thrilled. More

  • San Francisco Pillow Fight Party Gone Wrong? Upcycle the Leftover Feathers!

    Since a recent Valentine’s Day pillow fight cost the city of San Francisco $20,000, officials have been talking about a crackdown on flash Mobs. We think this pillow party could be transformed into a craft festival the day after, recycling the wasted feathers into magical crafty creations! Bridal feather headdresses are stunning and the ideal […] More

  • Paper n Stitch Spotlights Indie Designers, Artists and New Makers of Handmade Goods

    Paper N Stitch is an amazing online exhibition space created specifically to promote talented artists, designers, makers selling handmade goods, and indie boutiques. The exhibition space is currently curated monthly and showcases the best of the best in handmade highlights on an international level. The Paper n Stitch Blog is a constant source of inspiration […] More

  • Lost Found Art is Looking for Vintage Collections

    Do you create and assemble vintage or antique collections that are unusual and artful? If so then meet Lost Found Art: a unique design company that specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages using antique and vintage pieces. LFA may just be interested in acquiring those odd collections (you’ve been thinking of selling) for their unique […] More

  • Crafting a Green World Lead Writer Kelly Rand is a Guest Curator on Etsy

    Weeks back I highlighted Etsy and their brilliant blog curator spotlights. Now we’re on the topic again with our very own Kelly Rand! Here are some highlights from the exhibit: Shown above is Glue and Glitter’s (another talented CAGW teammate) lovely Spring apron. What a darling color combination. More

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