Handmade Reviews

Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Published on March 9th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins


A traditional Easter requires quite a bit of wasteful accoutrement. If you are trying to go green, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Maybe you’re already making preparations to color eggs with natural dyes, or [&hellip... Read More


How To Buy A Used Sewing Machine

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


Being green and being thrifty often coincide. This is definitely true for large purchases like sewing machines. Just like with cars, people don’t always wait until a sewing machine has completely worn out before trading up [&hellip... Read More

Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Da’vida Fair Trade

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman


Organic yarns have been the majority of the fibers featured in our Yearn-Worthy Yarns series thus far. For this week’s installment, we are covering another vital element of green living and sustainable production – fair trade. [&hellip... Read More


Fake Plastic Flower Death Squad

Published on March 5th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins


Every time I go into a craft store, I visibly cringe while walking past the “floral” department. Some marketing genius decided to refer to them all as “silk” flowers, rather than what they really are: horribly [&hellip... Read More


Fabulous Fabrics: Organic Cotton from Mod Green Pod

Published on March 4th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


Victoria has been profiling some great natural, organic, and recycled yarns for knitting and crochet in her Yearn-Worthy Yarns series. But when it’s time to sit down to the sewing machine, what’s a green crafter to [&hellip... Read More

Tools + Supplies

Tools to Use: Scissors

Published on March 3rd, 2008 | by Kelly Rand


Another thing to consider when crafting with an environmental conscious are your tools and what they are made from. Tools made from recycled or sustainable materials are out there and available for use. One of the [&hellip... Read More

Artsy Things

Recycled Glass Art

Published on March 3rd, 2008 | by Juliet Ames


I am having such a great time discovering artists using recycled materials in their crafts. I was so excited about this recycled glass artist, I could barely wait until Monday to share it with the CAGW [&hellip... Read More

Artsy Things

More is More

Published on February 29th, 2008 | by Emma Henderson


The first time I saw Stuart Haygarth’s work was at Designers Block in London back in September 2005, I walked into a dimly lit room and was confronted with the most amazing visual spectacle. The Tide [&hellip... Read More

Handmade Reviews

Recycled Bottle Cap Necklaces

Published on February 28th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


Via shopping blog Great Green Goods, I found these cute necklaces made from reused bottle caps. Syncopation Company was founded by two women who found that staying at home with their kids meant reevaluating their consumption [&hellip... Read More

Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Knit One, Crochet Too

Published on February 28th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman


It’s not often that I write about a specific yarn instead of a whole company’s collective offerings. Rare as it is, I couldn’t resist when it comes to Knit One, Crochet Too‘s 2nd Time Cotton yarn. [&hellip... Read More


Eat Out of the Can

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by Tara Hogan

The Koo Tomato Paste Box is made in South Africa out of recycled tin and wire. Just think of all the things you could make if you saved all your cans and tins! Small, medium, and [&hellip... Read More


No Limit Hold’em: Make a Playing Card Bag

Published on February 27th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins


Every time I play Monopoly with my husband, he mercilessly beats me, and proceeds to rub it in my face for a solid 12 hours. Well friends, revenge is mine. His precious Park Avenue will someday [&hellip... Read More

Events + Contests

ReadyMade Readers Renew Broken Umbrellas

Published on February 26th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman


When was the last time you cleaned out your attic? How about your basement? Are there still boxes sitting around from when you first moved in years ago? Under all that dust and clutter, I bet [&hellip... Read More

Paper Crafts

Recycled Photo Collage

Published on February 25th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

I forgot how much fun it is to make a collage but after seeing this collage by Justyn Hegreberg, I can’t wait to dive in! Justyn’s work is so interesting and original because he uses recycled [&hellip... Read More

Clothing + Fashion

Trending Green

Published on February 25th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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New online knitting mag MetaPostModernKnitting arrived on the internet last week with the fashion forward in mind. Complete with great patterns, blog and articles, MPMK is a welcome edition to the online world. In their first [&hellip... Read More

Tools + Supplies

Recycle Sweaters Into Yarn

Published on February 25th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen


Normally we buy yarn in order to make sweaters. Did you know you can also do it the other way around? Ashley Martineau started knitting and quickly found that it can become an expensive hobby. To [&hellip... Read More

Books + Magazines

Artifacts: The Eco-Hippies

Published on February 24th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins


Welcome to the first installment in a series of posts about crafty relics with an ecological twist. Mostly, I will be highlighting a history of methods and finished objects created with what would be considered sustainable [&hellip... Read More


Tied Up in Knots About Recycling?

Published on February 22nd, 2008 | by Emma Henderson


Recycling or reusing old materials is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to get eco with your crafting. There are loads of ways to do this but it’s solutions like these that really grab my [&hellip... Read More

Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Kollage

Published on February 21st, 2008 | by Victoria Everman


Pop corn, corn on the cob, creamed corn, corn chips, corn flakes … and yarn? Admittedly, when I think of the hearty, diverse vegetable we know as corn (maize to the Native Americans who received the [&hellip... Read More

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