It’s November, and the cool temperatures here in San Francisco have begun to set in. Trying to live as green a life as possible, I have been resisting the urge to turn on a heater; simply opening the blinds and having the sun shine in has a similar effect.
Next, layers are key and making sure the extremities are covered (i.e. hands and feet). Buying a new pair of slippers has been tempting me for months, until I saw this Cut Out + Keep step-by-step project for making house slippers out of an old towel (we’ve all got some of those). Vegan and easily customizable, this project only take a little over an hour and is as easy as pie (oh, another good idea to warm up).
Cut Out + Keep is a nifty online community and collection of DIY project started by Cat Morley, a young journalist/filmmaker/photographer in Scotland. Cat’s writing has been featured in both Venus Zine and ReadyMade Magazine’s website; she also produces an online magazine called Snippets, which features “the most interesting, wonderful and weirdest from the worlds of fashion, music, technology, art, craft and entertainment.” Snippet’s number 6 issue, is all about fashion, even featuring an interview with Portland-based eco-style creator Leanimal.
After a host of good online reading and homemade slippers, my chilly hands were becoming all the more noticeable. Cut Out + Keep comes to the rescue again with a step-by-step project for a pair of fingerless gloves made from a pair of socks (another spare thing that’s easy to find lying around). A half hour and very few tools are needed to make these functional hand-warmers. With over 200 projects, Cut Out + Keep is also a great resource for things to do on those long Sundays or when the kids are getting restless.
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super duper cute ideas 🙂 Trying to live without turning on the heater too much as well. However, in a big ol’ house built in the 1920’s with original windows…it can be hard.
I’m right there with you – I live in an old building in San Francisco and it takes a lot of layering and blankets to resist turning on the heater.