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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Going Green and Getting Crafty

I don't know if you know about Earth Hour, but I hope you participate no matter where you live. It involves making a "green" statement by turning off all the lights at 8:30p.m. for an hour this Saturday. I remember that my mom was ahead of the curve on this because when I grew up we would occasionally have Black Out Night (or maybe that was just having actual blackouts due to Colorado blizzards?). Anyway, I still like to do this every now and then at home. We just turn off the lights and enjoy our evening by candle light. Sometimes we cheat and watch a movie, but sometimes we play a game by the flickering flames. We haven't done this in a while, so I look forward to another Black Out Night this weekend. I'm sure plenty of children have been made during blackouts....but DON'T think that we are!! First of all, ain't no way that's even going to be discussed until Huz gets his Ph.D. and gets a it's unsafe for me to even try for a whole year due to the radiation that I swallowed a few weeks ago. Besides, we are quite busy with one toddler at the moment and I'm not entirely sure I want another. We'll see.


Following the green theme, I love the idea of reusing plastic bags to make things. As I don't own a sewing machine (which I'm thinking I need to change) I probably won't be doing it anytime soon. But I really like the idea. I especially like the Target octopus bag!

I like this idea since I have a ton of card envelopes from an office I used to work at. No, I didn't steal them. They were being thrown out so I saved them and have used them with handmade cards for seriously 5 years (that tells you how many envelopes I got and how little I have time to make handmade cards anymore). So turning them into gift bags? Genius.

I haven't been crafty since Claire was born (kids are a time and energy suck, don't you know?) but I used to make my own magnets for gifts. I love this fresh new version of handmade magnets or tacks. Must get my craft on again!

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 9:19 AM

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