I am thrilled that this year my site became part of the Green Sisterhood blog network. Green Sisterhood is a small group of blogs run by strong women who care deeply about environmental issues. This year has been incredible for Green Sisterhood, and we are celebrating with a mega handmade giveaway!
I don’t do a ton of stenciling, and a big part of the reason is that the stencils you find at the craft store are made from plastic, and I try to avoid plastic in my crafting when I can. That’s why I was super excited when my friend Rachel Faucett’s company Handmade Charlotte contacted me about trying out her new paper stencils!
We’re having a pretty mild winter, but it’s still been dipping below freezing from time to time here in Atlanta in the last couple of weeks. This calls for tea time!
If you’re new to veganism or veg-curious, the idea of vegan products that aren’t food might seem a little strange. You don’t eat soap, and last I checked, shampoo wasn’t good in smoothies, so what’s up with vegan beauty products?
Happy new year, you guys! Have you chosen a resolution or guiding word for 2013? If organization is part of your plan for this year, having the right tools can help make it easier to get organized for the new year.
A lot of us tend to over-extend ourselves during this time of year. We feel obligated to attend every holiday shindig, to trim a perfect tree, hang those lights and decorations just right around the house – it’s exhausting! Now that we’re so close to the big day, I think it’s time for all of us to take a couple of hours away from all of that holiday stress and do something for ourselves.
You guys know that I’m all about buying handmade, but one of the challenges of shopping for handmade goods online is that just because something is handmade doesn’t mean it’s environmentally friendly. It can be a little bit of a hassle to filter results to find just upcycled crafts when you’re already searching for something specific. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a place where you could shop online for exclusively upcycled goodies? It turns out that there is!
Last week I shared some handmade finds for the fella in your life, and since dudes are so tricky to shop for I thought I’d share a few more gifts for him this week!
For some reason, I always have a tougher time picking out something handmade for the guys on the list. Do you guys have this problem? Maybe it’s that handmade goodies tend toward the girlie? Whatever the reason, finding handmade gifts for him is a sticking point on my holiday list every year.
If making ornaments isn’t your thing, you can still cover your tree in handmade goodness by shopping for handmade ornaments instead of hitting the big box store.
You don’t have to be crafty to have a handmade holiday! You don’t have to be crafty to have a handmade holiday! Check out these scarves from indie crafters – perfect stocking stuffers!
Don’t you just love a good journal? Ex Libris Anonymous creates upcycled book journals from vintage hardbacks!
Kenn from Twofour Manufacturing is another fellow Atlantan. In fact, he and Jeanette Zeis – who I talked to last week – are partners!
The spotlight on vegan crafters continues! It’s been super fun learning more about my favorite vegan crafty superstars.
Jeanette Zeis is a fellow Atlanta crafter, and I’m a huge fan of her work. I’ve got one of her serving dishes, a miniature cupcake stand, one of her ceramic to go mugs in my cupboard, and I use them all the time. She operates a couple of pottery businesses: The Vegan Dish and Vessles and Wares. She creates beautiful, handmade pottery in vibrant colors with lots of hand-drawn and hand-stamped details.
Happy MoFo everyone! It’s been so much fun revitalizing the 5 Questions series, and I thought the Vegan Month of Food was a good chance to highlight some of my favorite vegan crafters. We’re kicking things off today with Tracy Perkins, the vegan soap queen behind Strawberry Hedgehog! Don’t her soaps look good enough to eat?