Sunday, March 22, 2009

... after the rain ...

Hops and I took a short walk back into the forest to check out the creek after some crazy rain we just had here today and yesterday. The sun came out and it was so pretty I just had to get some shots. So if you've never visited here are some pictures in my yard.
... the bridge to the forest ...

... giants ...

... hops being cute ...

... hops, the forest dog ...

What a pretty day. I love cold sunny days mostly because you can where 10 layers of cuteness.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Vintage Cotton Fabrics

I go through piles of fabric at thrift stores in search of vintage cotton fabrics. They are the softest and most beautiful fabrics to me and I finally started to use them. Today I made the cutest a-line skirt just in time for Spring which is, unfortunately, not quite here yet. As soon as I finish the waist I will post a picture and hopefully I will be able to list a couple on etsy.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

I really like tiny sewing machines

Tiny Drawstring Bags

Finally, I have stopped sewing long enough for a photo shoot. I am posting them right now! These little bags can be used for tiny little things! Sunglasses, make-up, gift wrap, jewelry, phone, camera, wallet, a deck of cards, lingerie, endless possiblilities. I have shiny satiny ones and vintage cotton ones all with draw string closure. Even more fabrics coming soon! As part of the Eco Etsy FREE & GREEN March Madness Promotion these are free with each purchase of $25 or more, I will send one of your choice.

love, ~*michelle*~

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why do I consider my shoppe eco-friendly?

EcoEtsy Presents... March Madness: Free & Green

Hello friends

Since we are in the month of "Team Eco Etsy Free & Green March Madness" I thought I would use this post to inform you why I consider my products to be earth friendly.

~ At least 95% of my fabric comes from around town. I prefer to support local shops whenever I can which saves gas and I also get to chat with friendly faces instead of the cold computer.

~ All of my totes can be used when shopping instead of those nasty paper and plastic ones which would probably end up in the ocean. Use one every time you shop for increased amounts of awesomeness.

~ Most of my bags are made with vintage or upcycled fabrics. I like to use materials that need a new home or might otherwise be thrown into a yucky landfill.

~ A lot of my packaging materials are from shipments that come into work. Instead of recycling it all I use it again for my own shipping needs. REUSE!!!

Those are some of the reasons why I consider my bags to be green, thanks for reading :)