Sunday, December 28, 2008
This is only one of the homemade gifts that i'll be blogging about in the next week or so. I tried to have a resale, eco friendly, & homemade Christmas this year, and I had great success! See the box towers to the right of my son? The red ones i've had for 5 Christmases so far, and the others for 3. Not only are they less wasteful & cheaper than wrapping paper in the long run, but easier, and make lovely decorative Christmas towers around the house. They neatly nest inside of each other to store, and while they were empty, my son liked to stack & nest them (educational!). It was such a heartwarming Christmas for me, because my son was so into it. I will always remember the look on his face when we were decorating the tree, & he would excitedly say "More Christmas, Mama! We need more Christmas!".
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Check out Artfire
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The benefits of wool are endless, but these quilts (when lanolized) can serve as a piddle pad or mattress protector too. Whether lanolized or not...
"did you know that wool is:
- A renewable resource
- Fire resistant
- Water resistant
- Wrinkle resistant
Wool has insulating properties which keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. In addition, wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water without feeling damp, and indeed, continues to keep you warm when it gets damp."
Enough of my yammering the praises of wool! Here is the quilt, but the quilt in real life was so much better than these pics (wasn't wonky in real life, but gave it to my friend before I could get better pics).
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is the official rules, cut & pasted from Etsy (I highlighted what pertains to me):
"Commercial crafting supplies"Hi Kris, Thanks so much for the email, and I'm sorry for the trouble caused by this. I have re-instated your listing privileges, but unfortunately the sweaters do not qualify to be sold on Etsy. On Etsy, a supply is an item that is specifically manufactured to facilitate the creation of new crafts. Unfortunately, sweaters would not fit this requirement. http://www.etsy.com/dosdonts.php#selling http://www.etsy.com/terms_of_use.php You may list sweaters that are 20 years old or older in the 'Vintage' category, but any other sweater that does not meet our Vintage requirements cannot be sold in your shop. Thanks again for your cooperation in this! Best, Amber Etsy Support"
* These are not items handmade by you.
* This section is for items that can be used to make other items you might find
for sale on Etsy (such as yarn, beads, instructional books, patterns, tools, etc.
* Shipping supplies and packaging materials are also allowed in the Supplies
* These listings must be placed in the Supplies category, and tagged as
commercial. (Categories such as Books and Zines are for handmade items only.) "
This was their email:
Notice they link the passage I quoted from the rules. Apparently they can just make things up as they go along.
I will be starting my own website soon, so hang in there! In the meantime if you need sweaters, please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post my new website here when it is up.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Though I just got this fabulous scarf, I can't help but eyeball her Bobbi Ruffle scarves. They are not made of recycled wool, but deserve to be on my blog anyway because they are so cool ;) These are hand knit by Tallulah's Satchels with a wool blend yarn from France. She also makes awesome purses, hair clips, and other fabulous stuff, so check out her Etsy shop!