Books + Magazines

Top 5 Must-Have DIY Knitting Tomes

Published on January 15th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Who’s ready for some purling!? Knitting may not seem as exciting as football, but for some of us it is our lifeblood. Making something out of (what seems like) nothing is what all of us crafty [&hellip... Read More


Paper Crafts

Junk Mail Love – Part I

Published on January 14th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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The book “50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth” listed stopping unwanted junk mail as its #2 recommendation. Some interesting junk mail statistics from the book include: Each year, 100 million trees are [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: The Wool Peddler

Published on January 10th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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With a name like “The Wool Peddler“, you’d think that Stephanie Shiman’s Vermont-based web store would be full of sheep fibers – au contraire! Though she does offer yarns made from wool, mohair and alpaca, the [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fun With Food! Coloring Yarns and Fabrics

Published on January 8th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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It’s time to take playing with your food to a whole other level. Whether you enjoy spinning your own fibers or buying sustainable yarns and fabrics online, your choice of colors is limited to what the [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

So Much Plastic, So Little Time!

Published on January 7th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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According to The Environmental Literacy Council, plastics make up 25% of all waste in landfills when buried. It is a good thing that crafters are finding ways to appropriate this versitale and plentiful material into their [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Blue Sky Alpacas

Published on January 3rd, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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It’s time for the first Yearn-Worthy Yarns installment of 2008. In honor of the New Year and new opportunities for creative endeavors, I chose to feature one of my all-time favorite sustainable yarn brands. Don’t be [&hellip... Read More


Craftivism

The Story of Stuff

Published on December 28th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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This short film is relevant to everyone, but I thought especially to us crafters. Not only do we consume, but we also produce and distribute “stuff”. With the new year commencing in a couple of days, [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

Cozy And Recycled Slippers

Published on December 21st, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Nothing beats a warm pair of slippers on a cold winter morning! Crafters are recycling old sweaters, vintage fabrics, and warm felt into some of the warmest styles for our tired and chilly feet. Why not [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

DIY Holiday Garland

Published on December 19th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Garland is such a classic way to decorate fireplace mantels, doorways, and windows during the holidays. We’ve still got plenty of time to get some decorations up before the season is over, so here are some [&hellip... Read More


Books + Magazines

Natural Crafts Featured in New Magazine

Published on December 18th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Could this be a dream? A seasonal hallucination brought on by all those sugar cookies and colorful icing? No – it’s true! A new magazine has premiered on newsstands that features “handcrafted projects and content that [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

Published on December 17th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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This year I got a little creative and green with my gift-wrap ideas. Digging through my recycling pile I found many items that could easily stand in for the traditional store-bought supplies. Using alternative gift-wrap is [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Jewelry Making with Vintage Finds

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Etsy is a great shopping resource, especially for crafting supplies. When you’re looking to make your own jewelry and want one-of-a-kind beads or findings, vintage is the way to go. Making use of vintage supplies is [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-worthy Yarns: Farmhouse American Wool

Published on December 13th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Another day, another new series premiere here on Crafting a Green World. I’ve already begun work on the next installments of the “Top 5 Must-Have Tomes …” series, but one on-going project is never enough (I’m [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Green Gifts For Guys

Published on December 12th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

Well, it’s that time of year again when I search far and wide for the perfect handmade and earth friendly holiday gifts. While I have no trouble finding numerous items I’d like to add to my [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Poppytalk Handmade’s December Holiday Madness Sale

Published on December 10th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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The December edition of Poppytalk Handmade is now online! What’s that you say? You haven’t heard of Poppytalk Handmade? It’s a “monthly online street market curated by [blogger] Poppytalk to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods [&hellip... Read More


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Burda Open Source Sewing is the MySpace of DIY Fashion

Published on December 6th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Prefer to take your personal style into your own hands? Had enough of mass produced cheap fashion? Looking for something unique? Then Burda Style, the newest community-based online do-it-yourself style destination, is for you. According to [&hellip... Read More


Clothing + Fashion

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Martha Stewart’s Chic Denim Makeovers

Published on December 5th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

A mainstay in wardrobes all over the world, denim has been around since the late eighteenth century. Strong and versatile, you can find all kinds of clothing and accessories made from this basic material, including tops, [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

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Make Your Own Stylish and Functional Reusable Bag

Published on December 4th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Accessories, such as shoes or jewelry, are just as important as the basics of your wardrobe. With all of the reusable bags available on the market (many of which have been covered right here on Green [&hellip... Read More


Clothing + Fashion

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Gussy Up A Blanket For Fashionable Warmth

Published on December 3rd, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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As the sweaty days and humid nights of Summer wane away, the changing leaves and cooler breezes of Autumn are vividly upon us. It’s time to bring out the jeans, blankets, sweaters, and all our other [&hellip... Read More


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