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Crafty Friday – Father’s Day pt 1 May 28, 2010

Tie for Dad in Blue and Brown Stripes - Father's Day Card by LeftandRightCreate

Pssst… you there, you reading this. Did you realize that there is just over 3 weeks left to get in your father’s day shopping? I know, its freaking me out, also because my little girl will be turning 4 that day also! EEEEK.

Here are a few handmade items that will rock Dad’s world:

Tulipwood bottle stopper by MadMoravian

Naturalchess Ebony by naturalchess

FATHER and SON...................Short Sleeves fine jersey WHITE T shirt with BLACK and GREEN Stripes NECK Tie applique.............ADORABLE FATHER'S DAY GIFT by SuperSweetCreations

Funky Green Martini Olive Shaped Throw Pillow by SofaGarden

Coaster Set of 4, Ka Pow Word Bubble by pixiepaper

Dad Fridge Flair Magnets Set of 3 by StrangeCandy

Robot Resin Soap Dish by stuffbyxtine

Morning Wood for Men - Goat's Milk Soap by WickedSoaps

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Crafty Friday – Retail Therapy for Under $5 May 14, 2010

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Pretty Pink Posies - Pink Acrylic and Czech Red White Swirl Beads by JewelryBySherry

Pocket Mirror - Olive, Black, and White by SpotlightOnYou

Notebook Recycled Cover and Paper Unlined Set of 5 by comfortableshoes

Sweet Chocolate Paisley....Dog Collar Fabric Flower....SMALL by BowWowCouture

Fun Popcorn Soap by LoveLeeSoaps

 

Crafty Friday – Mother’s Day ideas for the new Mommy April 30, 2010

Bubble Gum Pink Rose Quartz Sterling Silver Necklace - Prom Queen by GlitzGlitter

Mother, Mom, Mum, Maman, Mutter, Muter, Nana, Moeder, Moer, Màna, Mère, Mommy, Màna, Makuahine, Anya, Fu, Máthair, Madre, Mamma, Okaasan, Haha, Uma, Matka, Mama, Mãe, Mat’, Tina..

it doesn’t matter how you say it, only how you show it:

Sterling and Copper Personalized Four Tag Necklace- Great Option for Mom of Three or Four by MamaBethBling

Wrist Key Chain - Key Fob Wristlet Keychain - Funky Dots by PuppyDogsNPolkaDots

Sales Ends May 9th...FREE SHIPPING on TaTa Tent (Nursing Cover) in Heather Bailey Pop Garden Roses by LucyJaneStudioThe NEW Mini Shopper - Notepad Clutch - Morning Glory by GetSassed

Nipstick by thespoiledmama

The NEW Mini Shopper - Notepad Clutch - Morning Glory by GetSassed

 

Crafty Friday – Closing of Earth Week April 23, 2010

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Well everyone, as you know Earth day was yesterday and now that it is tucked neatly behind us I ask you: ‘what do you plan on doing?’. Does it roll past you and you forget about all that we’ve discussed, seen and thought about our planet earth? Or, do we try to hold onto it and celebrate our Earth and take care of it better in the coming year?

My personal opinion if you care to hear it: I believe in most of what we see on tv, we’ve destroyed this Earth and I believe we can never turn back to clock on the disaster we as humanity have created, we can only slow it down and gently try to heal it a little. There are so many painless tweaks we can do to our own personal habits, consumption, etc that will help in a big way. Mother Earth this year has been kicking our butt into submission, if we haven’t heard her loud and clear we should: huge earthquakes, tornadoes and now a volcano eruption stranding tons of people in other continents. Now those are natural disasters that have nothing to do with pollution, but maybe, just maybe someone is trying to tell us something? (insert evil earthy laugh here)

I can’t say I’m the biggest greenie out there, I have a lot of improvement to make and will still hold onto some bad habits out of the sheer inconvenience of others ( bicycling to every location with children & groceries in tow isn’t reasonable for me). I tend to believe many of these reusable grocery bags that people are toting at grocery stores are worse for the environment and are profitable for the stores them selves, leaving a huge carbon footprint through its journey from China over to our local chain. I think if we had just put more pressure on our local plastics manufacturers we could have made plastic bags which were biodegradable (plantable if you will) at a lower cost to our environment. Please people remember to wash your reusable bags if you put meats in them – they can become very unsanitary.

Ok – enough of the political – let’s get to some pretty earth friendly items from Artisans from all over:

organic eco friendly tea bags, set of three by thepeacefulpeacock

Eco friendly wash wipes by jessicalynnbabies

Cozy Patch Crayon Roll Up by BoutiqueKarma

Eco Friendly Save The Date Bookmarks- Branches by ajazwinski

20 Recycled Biodegradable Seedling Starter Newspaper Pots by RushofWings

Set of 3 Dish Scrubbies in Cool Waters by DeesKandB

 

Crafty Friday – Reflections April 15, 2010

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My Blogfire team theme is Reflections this week and I wanted to incorporate it into a little Montage of cool items that I’ve found:

Sterling necklace - Reflected branches by electrofork

A Dog's Reflection of Life PRINT 8x10 by ArtgasmDesign

Reflections in the Pond Ring in Sterling Silver and Green Sapphire, Size 6 by Ggestalt

Business on the go by Viktor Kis

Cinderella. Love story, fairytale, whimsical, magical mirror necklace with swavorski crystal and rosebud by Japonicas

Rustic MIRROR, mirror on the wall - who's the fairest . . . by lichenwoods

"She Walks In Beauty" Classic Poetry Inscribed Ring . order in whole, half and quarter sizes . Add whatever poetry or phrase you like by Christen Largent

In a Pond Darkly - Fine Art Photo - Still Life - Macro - Square Format Photos by theeye

 

Crafty Friday – April Showers April 9, 2010

Bumbershoot. Earrings. by clevergirl

april showers may bring flowers by calobee

PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES - Red White Umbrella - Nickel Free Stud Earrings by TheFlibbertigibbet

Reusable Coffee Cuff - Spring Showers by boutiquekarma

Rain Cloud Artisan Sterling Silver Necklace Labradorite Iolite by popnicute

April Showers Letterpress Notes, Set of 5 by paperlovelypress

Puddle Jumping - Guinea Pig with Umbrella and Raincoat Art Print - 8 x 10 by WhenGuineaPigsFly

 

Crafty Friday – Cheers April 2, 2010

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This weekend we have a lot to celebrate – Easter, Passover, and maybe even best of all SPRING! LOL   Today is Montreal we are having record temperatures and looking outside my window there are kids biking, adults lounging and even a couple in shorts & t-shirts practicing their golf swing on the front lawn. So lets gather around and pour ourselves a glass of vino (after noon of course!) and celebrate.

Cheers, salute, Na zdraví, Sláinte, Zum Wohl, L’chaim.. (now please let me know if any of these are wrong or if you’d like to add to this list!!)

Liquid Therapy Hand Painted Wine Glass by daisycandles50

Arctic Blue Acrylic Bottle Stopper by madmoravian

Bumpy Wine Charms Set of Four by steinbem

6 Bottle Reclaimed Barnwood Wine Rack by sawdusters

Wine Goddess Sign by CountryWorkshop