Thursday, December 30, 2010
That's right friends, my cards are being featured on Daily Candy Dallas today! Please use the link to visit the website! This is very exciting and just another step (hopefully leap) for me and my small company!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I love, love, LOVE this woman's blog and right now she is doing (3), yes THREE giveaways on her site: a set of knives, mixers and an HP printer. My friends, you must enter to win. Go now! Good luck!
Monday, December 20, 2010
I wanted to stay true to what I had originally set out to create last year, but add some new materials and simplify the process so I can bring a different feel and price point. So, combining all my fun fabrics with bright buttons and the natural feel of the kraft card stock, brought me here. These cards will be available at my online shop soon available in packs of 4 (one of each color). I hope they brighten your day- they have mine. Enjoy!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Living in Texas, you know I'm really dreaming of a white Christmas- I think I have only had one since I moved here. But today, I'm bringing some ideas and products to help you have a GREEN Christmas and help the earth by buying organic, free-trade, recycled, etc. Enjoy!
|amenity organic ornaments from trail circle |
Made from 55% Hemp and 45% Certified Organic Cotton, printed with non-toxic, water-based dyes. Filled with Eco-fill, a high-quality polyester fiber generated from spun recycled bottles. Printed and sewn in Los Angeles.
|angels with attitude fair trade ornaments|
These 3 inch angels, made from recycled cold drink cans, are made by Zulu school children as an extra-mural activity. These students live in an area of Northern Zululand where the AIDS epidemic is very high, and are themselves orphans who have been left destitute. The purchase of this item impacts the student directly, assisting them to feed, clothe and educate themselves and at the same time giving them a sense of pride and self-worth.
|eco kids eco ornament kit|
a great way to get your kids involved in eco-friendly activities
|felt bird ornaments from branch |
These simply chic birds are cut from 100% eco-certified felted wool and shipped flat for efficient delivery. A set of two birds — available in green, red or white — costs $18 at Branch.
|Citrus ornaments from Zaniza|
produce for decoration- how more earth friendly can you get?
|Upcycled Heart Ornaments|
handmade heart felt ornaments
rainbow hearts from Sewn Natural- Etsy
made using reclaimed felt wool and a loop of hemp string for hanging.
|LED holiday lights- eco friendly and energy saving-|
helping the planet while still having a bright Christmas!
ornament terrarium inspired by Charleston Home Magazine. I love this- I
don't have the step by step directions yet, but I will post them when I do!
|decorate with natural elements that you can find outside|
(picture found on bing images)
|fill hurricanes or vases with acorns and pine combs for a rustic,|
natural decoration. It's a great look as well as a natural resource.
(picture found on bing images)
|recycled bike chain ornament created by noah's ark |
These ornaments utilize material otherwise destined for landfills
Created by Noah's Ark, a company based in Moradabad, India that focuses on fair trade. The company works with more than 100 artisan groups, involving more than 600 people. The crafts are produced mainly in Moradabad, Saharanpur, Nagina, Jaipur, Sari Tarin, Delhi, Hapur, Firozabad, and Amritsar. Noah's Ark not only pays fair wages, they're also involved in projects for schooling the artisan's children and bringing pure drinking water to the workshops.
This Christmas Tree Ornament is handmade in the USA from recycled wine bottles.
What a perfect Eco friendly Christmas gift!
|recycled glass ornaments from 3R Living|
|recycled motherboard ornaments|
|recycled glass iciles |
|recycled tin star from crate and barrel|
|succulent wreath from viva terra $98|
i love this! this wreath would be beautiful year round. succulents
have a special place in my heart!
|recycled oil drum angels from haiti|
viva terra $79-$169
i have the smaller tree topper but i would love the larger one too!
|rosemary topiary from viva terra $49|
Friday, December 17, 2010
I first saw this at a friend's wedding and wished that I could go back in time 4 years and use these at our wedding but oh well! These can be used for parties, gifts on the mantle through-out the year, or in the case of this tutorial, a hanging Christmas wreath. Watch, well read, and learn how easy it is to make one for yourself or your friend or your mom or....well, anyone. Enjoy!
|The finished product. Aren't they lovely?|
|You will need atleast one bag of this moss with backing. I found|
this at Michaels for around $5
|If you are covering the whole letter, front and back, glue the sides coming|
from the back of the letter first.
|Then add more glue directly onto the moss and glue the moss|
from the front onto the moss that is already glued down, overlapping it.
This is so any seams or edges that are showing will be on the back of the letter,
not visible at all.
|Make sure you press down firmly so the top layer of moss|
attaches fully to the bottom layer.
|Keep pressing until the glue has cooled.|
|Once you are finished, attach a hanger to the back directly to the wood.|
|Or through the moss/wood if you have covered the back fully.|
|Add ribbon and hang! Or just place on a mantle, etc!|