16/03/2011

Eco Friendly Crafts. #Handmade #Folksy.

The verse today was inspired by a group I joined, they actually do poetry, the sort I can only aspire too. I doubt my verses, unless they improved dramatically, could actually be put under the poetry umbrella. I have to say though it`s fun to try. I like making up verses and find making rhymes fairly easy. That`s probably years and years of devouring 8 or so books every week. Mind you, I never watched TV because I preferred to read and when I couldn`t read for a long time I found it really hard, because I had never been without a book since I was a child. But we humans can adjust to pretty much anything and do, so I started to crochet again. At first it was blankets as I had done for years, but then I needed to do more intricate things, something that made my brain work harder. So I improvised because I couldn`t read and once I could, patterns seemed inordinately complicated. So I get an idea and have a go, sometimes it comes out once and sometimes several times before I am happy with the finished product. It works for me and I continue to build my creative skills. Sometimes I see something I like but instantly my brain is off, I could make that, but change this and add that, take that away and there it is. Nothing like the original but it sparked the idea.
Have decided to showcase items that are eco friendly, either because they are made from natural things or because they use recycled components.

Nature unleashed her angry side
taking many along for the ride.
We can`t continue to take away,
mother nature will have her say.
Things like this will happen more
these disruptions on the ocean floor.
On land they will increase too
until we say stop and more of you,
awaken to who you really are
a soul in the body`s car.
When we destroy the earth this way
eventually we do have to pay.
Big business focuses us on things
nothing that means our heart sings.
They say, you must have that and this
no thanks, I`ll give it a miss.
We destroy so much and what is it for
rubbish that is soon chucked out the door.
We take it out and return it as trash
all in the name of making more cash.
Us little people we do our very best
but big business puts us to the test.
Our small shops are vanishing very fast
soon diversity will be a thing of the past.
We crafters try and keep this alive,
so support us well and help us strive
to continue creating original things for you
because this is what we most want to do!


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Lacy Fingerless Gloves - Shades of Blue and White. Ornamental Blue Bowl - Eco Friendly.
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Set of 10 lion gift tags - recycled by Swirlyarts. Vintage Fabric Layered Flower Brooch by Molly The May Handmade.
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Vintage Fabric Cushion by Audrey`s Cat. Fabric keepsake wallet - unique Patchy Pockets handbag tidy/ACEO holder by Ellie`s Treasures.


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Button Pin by Daisy Florence Design. `Soft-hearted` upcycled collaged cushion by strangelord..
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Eco Custom Card(Star)- newspaper by Zygote Gifts. Reworked vintage necklace with enamel butterfly brooch by Becky Leigh.
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Frill Top Silk Evening bag by Ann Chandler Originals. Melting Mirror by Weird Wood.


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Hand Knitted Shawl by Trash Tastic Knits. `Sticker` Recycled Skateboard Pendant and Choker by Oblue Thrashion.
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Bluebirds and Swallows Necklace by Artisan Silver. Recycled champgne bottle cheese board by bluedaisyglass.
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Beaded Necklace by Woodle Doodle Dandy Designs. Recycled Denim Cloche Hat with bow detail by Little Denim.

Amazing isn`t it the amount of things available that are made from natural or recycled materials. Hope you enjoyed todays display.
Thanks for visiting, come back soon.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for including my cheeseboard. I love all the recycled skateboard items. inspired!

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  2. Love the poem Linda! It is great to see a lot of upcycled and eco-friendly items on Folksy. That mirror is fabulous and what about the recycled champagne bottle cheese board! Unique and useful!

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  3. Beautiful collection, I do love Zygote Gifts' star. Thank you so much for featuring one of my Patchy Pockets.

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  4. Thank you for including my necklace. A lovely selection that has left me feeling very inspired.

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  5. Fab recycled finds and lovely poem. I bought one of Apryl's bottle cheese boards for a friend for Christmas. Was very difficult to give away!
    Loving th reclaimed wool shawl
    Gemxxx

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  6. Thank you for including my mirror in your Blog :)

    All the best.

    WeirdWood

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