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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2007 05:36:40 PM »

linzo what a wonderful idea! I have no idea how the craft-a-long things really work(other then we all make things at the same time, do we post pics when were done??) but I'm excitted to participate.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2007 05:55:50 PM »

First project for me to finish is to recycle old cans and things into usuable jars. I have pretty them up and decorate though. I'll keep you posted.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2007 06:23:26 PM »

Pictures would be awesome!
So, I am thinking... as long as you do a craft/project per month (using the themes or not) if it is "green", post it up! The themes are kind of just for inspiration! I know some people prefer things to be more assignment based and some people like to do what ever tickles their fancy at the time.

I hope I am doing all this right... not sure if there is a more formal approach to the whole start up of craftalongs, but I am certainly more than happy to sort of "babysit" this craftalong.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2007 06:29:12 PM »

You're doing great! I usually use themes for inspiration, but I don't really follow that month because I have other uses and needs, but I think the themes are fine.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2007 06:39:18 PM »

This is great! Ive needed a little push to knit a few grocery bags, and I cant tell you how many times Ive googled 'recycled' craft! I would love to have a forum where we all crafted green and proud together. Rock!
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007 11:08:34 PM »

may: eco friendly cleaning?
(craft a eco-friendly cleaning kit, reusable swiffer covers, dusting?, craft a clothes drying rack, washcloths, shower scrubbies, etc.....)

june: reducing plastic waste?
(grocery bags, crafts using grocery bags, any other creative crafty ideas)

july: make your "garbage" into something reusable?
(......)
august: reducing paper waste?
(journals, make "new" paper, recycled into cards, etc....)


COOL ideas!
This month will be washcloths and a clothes pin holder for me I think..... I dry my washing outside more often than not and I'm always loosing my clothes pins  Smiley

I think for Julys garbage challenge I'll work on more things to decorate my garden  Smiley I've seen food can candle holders and such like.

We do actually recycle our card/paper/food(and beer!) cans/plastic bottles and glass already, but I'd rather make something else out of it whenever possible! We have two trash collections one week they take things we can't recycle and the following week they take recycling  Grin Once a month they also collect our glass.
We've started a compost heap with grass cuttings and kitchen scraps at the top end of the garden ready for next years veggie patch.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyones recycled crafts  Grin Grin Grin


just found this http://www.crochetnmore.com/soapsaverbathmitt.htm as I was browsing, it seems easy enough for me to make, using leftovers from other projects and it utilises a little pocket in the front to use up the soap scraps that usually get thrown away  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2007 12:42:29 AM »

Oo, I'm definately in on this one (saw ZM mention it on another board and came to see what it was *lol*) - I'm all about recycling - I recycle as much household rubbish as possible, I have a composter, I Freecycle, frequent charity shops and I craft with alot of re-cycled and preloved stuff. I've just made a swiffer cover for a swap partner recently, but was so keen to get it posted to her that I forgot to take photos - Doh! I'll nab one of hers when she eventually posts! Right, time to get the old grey matter going... Wink
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007 12:17:05 PM »

Does anyone have a TUT or a link to how to make swiffer covers or other cleaning projects? What about homemade cleaner recipes? If you have em would you post em?
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007 12:31:24 PM »

Does anyone have a TUT or a link to how to make swiffer covers or other cleaning projects? What about homemade cleaner recipes? If you have em would you post em?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165049.0

i might have to wait to jump in until june... i have a lot to do for may.

can't wait to see what everyone comes up with
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2007 12:43:01 PM »

Cleaning product "recipes" would interest me too, I tend to use a lot of boiling water and bicarbonate of soda  Grin
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