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Redefining Crafting: Creative Crafts Using Gift Wrap

The following is a guest post by Marcela De Vivo. Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer from Southern California who writes on a range of topics, including marketing, travel and technology. When she is not managing her business, she enjoys DIY projects in her free time. . Read her other posts for Redefining Eco. We’ve all been faced … Continue reading

Redefining Crafting: The Joy of Creating

What I love about crafting is the idea of creating something new from something else.  A new blanket from a pile of yarn, a new canvas from old wine corks, new candle holders from old jars. The idea of giving something new life attracts me to crafting in a serious way. And I love the … Continue reading

Redefining Crafting: Eco-Friendly Yarn

Over the holidays I picked up knitting.  So far I’m a clumsy knitter, constantly dropping stitches and paying more attention to to the television than my knitting needles, but I’m working at it!  My local fabric store carries hundreds of different options for sustainable knitting, so I thought that I would share a few ideas … Continue reading

Redefining Crafting: What to do when you love wine and crafting

Wine, Wine Everywhere…so what to do with the bottles? In my house, we drink wine. Which is great, but it leaves us recycling a lot of wine bottles.  So when it came to indulging my crafty nature, I took a look at the wine bottles we had siting by the recycling bin.  And there are a … Continue reading

Green Advertising and “How Green is TOO Green?”

Clorox recently came out with an advertising campaign that mocks “greenorexics.”  You know the type, the over-vigilant eco-warriors that chide other people who don’t recycle.  The new ad campaign, called, “You Don’t Have to be Ridiculous to be Green,” is based off of recent research that found that “women think it’s trendy to be environmentally … Continue reading

Redefining Crafting: Making a Quilt for the New Year

Reviving our waters is like making a quilt: you work with what you have. And the more people who are working on the different parts, the faster it goes. In the case of fresh water this means involving women and men everywhere in protecting and, in some cases, reconstructing the natural patterns that ensure that all of us have … Continue reading

Ideas for Reusing and Upcycling Plastic Bags

Below is a post from Guest Poster Bridget Sandorford. Bridget is a freelance writer and researcher for Culinaryschools.org, where recently she’s been researching mexican cooking schools. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.  Every time I go to the grocery store, I intend to bring my reusable bags, but … Continue reading

Getting the most out of fashion

I love clothes, and I love shopping for clothes.  There, I said it. I confess. But here’s my other secret: I can have my eco-friendly life and shop too. Shopping eco-friendly is nothing new – thrifting is one of the best ways to be eco-friendly and it sees a resurgence every few years as the … Continue reading