Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Recycle Reduce Reuse

Here are some of my favorite Earth Day Finds:

Cute games for kids to play online:

Recycling Activities:

Composting Tips:

Etsy Finds:
Great finds that are good for our Earth!

Earth Day Tote Guerilla Sewing Pattern

Show the Earth you care for it by not using plastic (or paper) bags at the grocery store by bringing your own!This pattern is ideal for the beginner and intermediate sewer in mind. you can customize it to be bigger have a longer handle drop or whatever you choose its your bag!The pattern includes color pictures, instructions as well aspattern piece dimensions.

This awesome Hobo Bag can be easily made by crochet beginners. Only basic crochet experience required such as single crochet.

you pack a sandwich for lunch on a regular or at least semi-regular basis and you use a disposable plastic sandwich bag and you feel a little guilty about it every time. you try to wash out those ziplock bags and reuse them, but it doesnt always work out that way, because a gob of peanut butter gets stuck in a corner or you just plain dont feel like it. get one of these instead! it's way more pretty and way more cool and way wrap your sandwich up like you're swaddling it in a blanket or tucking it into an envelope. there's a hook and eye on the inside closures to keep it snug and then the other part is adjustable -- fold the flaps to fit your sandwich. and wrap the elastic over the buttons to keep it closed. at lunch time, you've got a placemat on which to rest your sammy between bites. when you're finished, wipe it off with a damp cloth (or all out wash it in the sink if your sandwich was really messy) and it's ready to be used again the next day. awesome, right?

****3 SISTERS BAG****The same pattern done in three different sizes. You choose who you are and make it up. This is a tutorial style pattern. There are pictures along with the directions to help you along. The pattern includes:* Instructions for each bag* 3 different sizes for pockets* Strap ribbon for tying on handle or for rolling the bag* Pictures for help* Measurements, fabric needed, and cut list* Totally reversible* Fully lined* Extra Wide handles

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the feature and raising awareness about crafty ways to save the environment!