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Etsy Feature: Upcycled “Woolies”

Leanne of Noble Upcycling repurposes old wool sweaters into felted woolies in the form of mittens, slipper socks, blankets, bags and stuffed animals. Leanne started upcycling when she turned her first disastrous sewing endeavor into a dust rag! Well, her sewing skills have come a long way since then and she is now able to craft adorable stuffed animals, mittens, slippers, bags, and blankets. All of her creations start as old wool sweaters. She felts the wool before turning the sweaters into “woolies.” Some of her …

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Weekend Link Round-Up

Hot off the press! Tiffany Threadgould’s brand new book called “Re-Make It! Recycling Projects From the Stuff You Usually Scrap” It looks like such a fun book. It boasts 95 do-it-yourself projects. You can get your own copy from Sterling Publishing. Head over to Organic Soul and read their article about upcycling. They list 6 great reasons for upcycling. Read it at Organic Soul. Check this out. It is called “Grandpa’s Tweed Pouf.” The work of Angella Eisman, who upcycled outdated wool …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Check out this Lucky Shamrock plant from our friends at Kelly Box. The planting containers are made of their corrugated packaging. According to Kelly, corrugated packaging has the best recycling rate of any packaging material used today. It is durable and can be used again and again until it is ultimately sold back to manufacturers to make the next generation of corrugated packages. According to our research, corrugated packaging could also be composted because it is biodegradable. When packaging is necessary, corrugated is a great choice. Thank you Kelly …

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Esty Feature: Folded Paper Art

This beautiful bowl is the work of 26 year old Jerusalem born Ruti. Ruti has always enjoyed art and comes from a family of artists. In recent years, she has discovered the magic of folding recycled papers into beautiful creations. Through this work she was able to combine her passion for shaping and color-matching, with her love for nature and preserving the environment by using discarded materials. The paper she uses includes: magazines, loose-leaf folder covers, tea-bag covers, maps and various other paper. Her pieces truly speak for …

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Reusable Lunch Bags

Ready to replace your plastic baggies with an eco-friendly alternative? Then check out Lunchskins. For years I have been trying to figure out an alternative to plastic baggies. I have made little fabric baggies and they kind of work but they don’t contain anything that is messy very well and then you need to wash them in the washer. You can try glass containers or reusable plastic containers that can be easily recycled. Let me tell you, they just don’t cut it. The functionality of plastic baggies …