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Creation Without Destruction in the New Land of Milk and Honey

I first came across the wondrous New Land of Milk and Honey collective while drooling over Annie Lee Larson’s too-good-to-be-true patterned knits. The Cosby-esque clothing reeled me in, for sure, but Annie’s cooperative artistic mission with the New Land of Milk and Honey group captivated me. I knew I had to learn more about their… Continue reading

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The Collectors: Beach Detritus With Gooseflesh

I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I guess I feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their homes. Today, I’m delighted to present the next in an ongoing series here on the Etsy Blog: The Collectors…. Continue reading

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The Daily Green’s Trash-to-Craft Challenge

UPDATE: The winner is in! Congratulations to BELLACOSAART, whose handpainted recycled spoon captures Etsy’s spirit of creative reuse. Look for this item on The Daily Green. We’re all trying to be greener these days, but sometimes a jolt of pure inspiration can do wonders. In honor of The Daily Green‘s Heart of Green Awards, their… Continue reading

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Recipe for Green: Quinoa Croquettes With Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

UPDATE: Congratulations to Maria, a.k.a. mpl15, who won the giveaway with this great eco-friendly cooking tip: “Avoid wasting greens such as cilantro or spinach, by cutting half or 1/3 when you bring it home, put a small amount in ice cube containers along with some water and freeze. Next time a recipe calls for it,… Continue reading

How to Live Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money: Possum Living

“Why is it that people assume one must be a hippie, or live in some dreary wilderness, or be a folksy, hard-working, back-to-nature soybean-and-yogurt freak in order to largely bypass the money economy? My father and I have a house on a half-acre lot 40 miles north of Philadelphia, PA (hardly a pioneer homestead), maintain… Continue reading

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Tractors to Tables: Repurposing and Design With The Steel Fork

Here in our rural Pennsylvania shop, TheSteelFork, we make tables from tractors. Ripping apart big horsepower machines from the 1970s makes one reflective of the times. Back in those glory days, it was all about the cheap fuel that made those oversized engines possible. There was prestige in big and fast — particularly in agriculture,… Continue reading

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Food From Scratch: On Craftiness in the Kitchen

Cathy Erway, author of “The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove,” shares discoveries from the kitchen (and a recipe).

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Greening Your Work and Life With the EcoEtsy Team

As a global coalition of eco-minded Etsy sellers, Team EcoEtsy’s mission is to protect the planet by utilizing methods to reduce the carbon footprint in managing their businesses and maintaining eco-friendly lifestyles. Not only do they practice these earth-friendly ways on a daily basis, they also try to educate the community on how to lead… Continue reading

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With Natural Kids, Earth Day Is Every Day

Jen lives in Ottawa, Canada where she handcrafts natural kids gear and decor for SewnNatural, the shop she shares with her mother. In the fleeting spaces in between mothering, she shares musings, recipes and eco living tips on her blog, the SewnNatural studio. The artisans of Etsy’s Natural Kids Team are committed to creating all-natural,… Continue reading

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Water: A Love Story

Jim Moriarty is an innovative leader in the environmental and action sports communities. He is CEO of Surfrider Foundation, which aims to create a global movement of coastal environmental awareness. Jim lives in California with his wife Andrea and two children, loves to surf and is active in his community. You can check out Jim’s… Continue reading

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How-Tuesday: Passing Down Ecoliteracy to the Next Generation

Karen Brown is an award-winning designer who is the creative director for the Center for Ecoliteracy. Karen’s primary area of creative interest is communicating with general audiences on issues of ecological literacy, education, and re-localization. Her work has been included in the Smithsonian Institution and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and featured in The New York Times, Architectural… Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Children With ModEcoKIDS

Lisa Zuraw, a.k.a. sweetbeets, started ModEcoKIDS in 2007 to connect with people who are interested in eco-friendly design for kids. She blogs about handmade gifts for children and her journey toward a more sustainable and minimalist lifestyle. Lisa lives near Toronto, Canada with her husband and two sons. Recently on my blog I’ve begun sharing some of… Continue reading

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Earth Tones: Green Eyed Monster

Massachusetts-bred sisters Ashley and Kimberly Ulmer founded Green Eyed Monster with the hope of fusing their interests in art and environmental activism. With a love for the ocean imparted by an oceanographer father, the sisters share a deep respect for nature and the world around us. More than simply enjoying the creative process, the sisters… Continue reading

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How-Tuesday: Upcycled Apron

Loosen your apron strings and buckle down for the latest edition of How-Tuesday! This week’s project comes to us by way of Amelia Strader, assistant buyer, museum store associate, and the queen of all things crafty at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, CA. Amelia is a crocheting superstar and a… Continue reading

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Resolutions for Reuse

Garth Johnson is an artist, writer and educator who lives in Eureka, California and teaches at College of the Redwoods. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was just released by Quarry Publishing. Additionally, he maintains the blog Extreme Craft and a new blog for ReadyMade Magazine about his adventures with his 1905 Victorian home…. Continue reading