feel-good laundry.

April 14, 2010

Laundry is my LEAST favorite household job. It’s awful. The sorting, the stain-removing, the folding, the putting-away. URGH!

I’m going to sound a bit like a commercial here, but I love Eco Everyday laundry soap! I was sent a few samples, and was pleasantly surprised! The scent is mild and fresh, without being perfume-y. And our clothes came out clean! My daughter is allergic to most scented soaps and lotions, but wasn’t bothered by the natural fragrances in this environmentally friendly soap {they do offer an unscented version too, just in case}. So, even though you may be stuck with doing the laundry, you can at LEAST feel a little better about it!

Eco Everyday explains all about the natural qualities of their soap in their shop.

music to my eyes.

February 11, 2010

Improbable Projects makes some of the coolest items I have seen…fabric woven from recorded cassette tapes, and made into ties and hats! Incredible, and done with style.  I think the ties are great {and apparently, so did Jason Mraz…he wore one to the Grammys} What a perfect gift for your favorite music lover {look at me…finding more stuff for guys!!}…

You can can even “play” the fabric if you use a tape head! Here’s a video with more info:

get crafty.

January 11, 2010

Today was a big day for me…I bought myself a serger sewing machine….and I’m crazy excited about it! I can’t wait to finish my post so I can go play with my new toy…I’m completely geeked out!

…Which brings me to the incredible fabrics by Daisy Janie. Designer Jan DiCintio {of Scoutie Girl fame} uses such fresh color combinations, and I adore her designs. She uses organic cotton sateen & organic cotton/hemp blend canvas. Really wonderful fabric for whatever crafty project you may have! Once I teach myself how to use my new machine, I look forward to ordering some fabulous fabric! What should I make?

green london handbags.

November 30, 2009

zippylovelock

I love the name of this little London based biz: Zippy Lovelock…and I also love that she uses old leather goods to make her cute bags. Take, for example, the bowling bag {top, left}…it came from a beanbag maker, and it’s next stop was a landfill…that is, before Zippy Lovelock got a hold of it, and crafted it into a fantastic bag!! Great!

and the winner is…

October 24, 2009

laalicia

Congratulations to laAlicia who is the winner of one stainless water bottle from HydraSip! She is a super-crafty gal who re-purposes magazines into jewelry and purses. Check out her blog too!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered! Wishing you a fun weekend!

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