Upcycling Sheets into Crocheted Rag Rugs

I crocheted this rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single cream coloured sheet and half a queen sized blue duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more
elaineR.N. I HAVE MADE THREE MORE..IT IS SO EASY AND FAST..WE ARE WELL BLESSINGS-MELANIEmore

It's not just recycling...it's repurposing

My friend Karen used a term that really struck home with me...repurpose.Not just use until you can't use it anymore but find something else to do with it besides tossing it into the waste stream until it's really ready to be in the waste stream. In my head (I spend at lot of time talking to myself) I can hear a chorus of but wait a minutes out there. Not everything is for everyone that I am about to discuss. Just do what you can do....more

Re-purposing An Old Crib

Just for the record - we haven't made him sleep in this one for quite some time, he just decided to spend a little time remembering t...more

Happy Earth Day! Six Ways to Honor the Day and Fundraise Along the Way

Photo by epSos .deIt's Earth Day so we've found 6 ways to honor the day and even some to raise funds along t...more

Would You Crush a Viper?

We’re not talking about poisonous snakes, here. We’re talking about the Dodge Viper, an American sportscar known best for its extremely high performance....more
FiestaGrrl Ummmm...NO!!!more

Great Use of Recycled Soup Cans!

I love the ingenuity and creativity shown by my farming neighbours down at the end of the road. Check out what they are busy doing with old soup cans!...more

Everything You Need For A Green Christmas

The stores are beginning to light up in red and green (some of them kick started the festivities way back in September), there’s talk of scrumptious food and the kids have a long list for Santa- Christmas is almost here! Nothing screams Christmas like shopping- endless hours of hunting for perfect presents for your loved ones and not forgetting to treat yourself to some goodies as well- ’tis the season to be jolly after all! But there’s more to Christmas than splurging on Christmassy stuff than you may just end up getting rid of once the holidays are over....more

GREEN POINT #1

There are so many things that we can do in our everyday lives to help reduce waste and keep the Earth around for years and years to come.  In our city, we can recycle paper, all types of plastic (except #6), tin, aluminum, and cardboard.  Our family of 4 goes through so much recycling that we fill up our large container every 2 weeks.  Our actual garbage is maybe, maybe a bag a week. You would be suprised at how many people, young and old, who don't even give it a second thought and chuck everything in the regular garbage.  It's not like it costs extra to recycle...more

Shutter Fence

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