Reported by Anam Stubbington
With everything going on in the world these days combined with the financial considerations that people are having to make, more and more people are turning to eco-crafting to reduce their impact and their spending.
Most of us know the basics, but also want something funky and fun to go with the functional and plain – so I thought I’d share what is in my bookmarks with you 🙂
The following are individual people who continuously make me want to create!
April Denise: April is a whizz when it comes to re-purposing furniture or creating the mega dollar fittings from Thrift store items with the use of a little imagination. The Goodwill lamp just blew me away.
Michelle Pacey: Michelle is amazing crafter who produces beautiful things from a lot of half circles – love her flowers, necklace and especially her milk tote!
Michelle Reader: Michelle is a UK artists who only uses recycled products – I love her work – especially her daffodil!
There are a vast number of websites out there that are full of interesting ideas to try. Here are some of my personal favorites:
Another Gallery of Inspiration is the http://unconsumption.tumblr.com/ collection – just so many ideas.
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/ – the beaded chandelier is still one of my all time favorites right next to the duct tape rolled bead bracelets!
http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/ Kelli & Kristi bring so many new crafty people and ideas to my attention. They are link heaven! And their own tutorials are just as awesome – i love their felt necklace and their state Love one is so precious!
http://www.craftster.org/– one of the biggest places to be inspired.
http://www.thefrugalista.com/ Natalie brings so many good ideas to the front.
http://www.mookychick.co.uk/diy_ethic/ Magda Knight runs this amazing source of cool funky craft ideas. I love her Egg carton NoticeBoard!
http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/ this is a good resource for finding out ideas on how to reuse product.
http://whipup.net/category/eco-craft/ Kathreen makes beautiful quilts and shares some awesome eco-crafting ideas that make me smile. Her links are wonderful to find crafters who do more eco-crafting.
http://www.ikeahackers.net/ ways to reuse or change Ikea furniture to make it even more awesome.
http://www.eco-artware.com/crafts/archive.php while this is a store selling products, it has a huge resource of tutorials and ideas to do with eco-crafting, especially for children.
http://en.espritcabane.com/ this is a website with gorgeous photography and great ideas. I adore their hanging lightbulb vases.