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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Am I doing anything special to celebrate Earth day...not really. Every day I try to be eco-friendly. I'm not perfect by any stretch but I do give thought to the products I use and the packaging it comes in.

I heard the other day that Minnesota is #2 in recycling in the nation! I'm so glad I have such great curbside recycling. I found out last week our county environmental center is now taking yogurt ( #5 ) cups at their site. Have to start a box for those that I don't recycle into paint cups and seed starters.

I love to recycle clothing and housewares into other usable objects.  Below are a few examples of my recycled or maybe "up-cycled" projects. We have sweater hats, a t-shirt pillow, jeans quilt, bags from a denim slipcover and tablecloth, quilt from jeans and flannel shirts and a fabric bowl from dress shirts.

What are doing to celebrate Earth Day? 

I'm also going to be wishing my good friend Elizabeth a very Happy Birthday! Hop on over to her blog to wish her a Happy Birthday and a chance at a  fabulous giveaway!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, thanks for the lovely comment and for the link to my giveaway. Thanks also for calling me this morning to wish me a happy birthday. It sure means a lot to me, as do you, dear friend.

As for your recycling, you KNOW it makes my heart sing to see such lovely projects made from stuff destined for the trash or the recycling center. Your clothing projects simply astound me, too.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You are a gal after my own heart!
I cannot believe Fairfax Cty here in VA does not take #5 plastic
there is lots we can each do in our every day lives, isn't there.
Amazing and lovely what you've created by repurposing clothes! Inspiring!

Mitzi Curi said...

I suppose I "celebrated" Earth Day by continuing to work on projects using vintage materials.....and I think buying vintage, antiques, and second-hand goods is a wonderful way to "go green".

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