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  • Balancing The Green in Your Crafty Business

    I’m going to talk a little bit about my own business, and where I’m doing well and where I am still sorting things out in the green department. I encourage you guys to take a look at your processes and do the same! It’s not about feeling guilty; it’s just about growing. From time to time, it’s great to take an honest look at what you’re doing and see how you can do even better! More

  • Crafty Reuse: 10 DIY Jewelry Projects from Recycled Materials

    Store bought jewelry can come with a hefty environmental impact. From the new materials to produce them to the carbon footprint that goes with shipping them all over the world, that snazzy pair of earrings from the big box store are a little bit on the heavy side. Luckily, you don’t have to buy mass-produced jewelry! Instead, you can divert some waste from the landfill and whip up cute, DIY jewelry of your very own. Here are some projects to get you going. More

  • Pill Bottle Craft Projects

    Once you’ve finished taking or safely disposed of the contents, those empty plastic pill bottles are actually useful for all sorts of fun crafty projects! Here are a few ideas to get you going. More

  • Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Making Vegan Jewelry

    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. More

  • Suitcase DIY: 3 Craft Projects for Vintage Suitcases

    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. More

  • Vegan Crafting Made Easy: Vegan Sewing Supplies

    One of the main things I hear from non-vegans about the vegan lifestyle is that it seems difficult. While I agree that any lifestyle change is tough, I don’t think going vegan is any harder than any other big life change. It takes a little bit of research, a bit of knowledge, and some compassion. More

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