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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


It’s time for the eco-party!! The Etsy Twitter Team has rounded up their best and brightest eco-friendly handmade items and supplies all for your enjoyment. Step right up and see how you can support handmade and the environment at the same time. Win-win for all involved!!

Why is buying handmade and environmentally friendly an important thing to do? The two go hand in hand. Buying handmade items supports small local businesses that do not have a huge impact on the environment like major corporations do. The accumulative effects of mass production contribute to global warming and pollution. You have not used up gas to go to the store to buy a gift and that gift is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Buying handmade helps us to reconnect with actual people in ways we don’t when we buy at “big-box” stores. That connection fosters community and community fosters care and concern for the world around us. So help us support our artists and our Earth!

Many of these shops have created items just for this event. Most are offering great sales like 10% off or free shipping. Take a look through the list and check them out!

Along with this event, the EtsyTwitter Team is hosting a scavenger hunt. Hidden in shops on this list is the graphic you see above. It’s hidden in one of their shop listings. Find them and email the URL to If you blog about this event or tweet it on Twitter leave a comment on this post for extra entries into the contest - one per blog post and one per tweet. I will choose 5 winners at random for eco-friendly prizes at the end of the week. Contest ends at midnight July 27th. Watch the blog tomorrow for photos of the prizes! They’re really neat!

Now go on and shop till your green self drops!!

25% off the price of everything in the store (not including shipping). Refunds will be sent to your Paypal account after purchase. This offer may not be combined with other specials such as gift certificates.

Pendants are assembled from repurposed poker chips, silver plated bails and quality papers. They are sealed with a non-toxic sealer and glaze that give the pendant a glass-like shine.

This lovely herbal facial masque is made from skin-nourishing lavender and chamomile. 20% off everything in the shop.

This is a great salve to use if you or your loved ones have been out in the sun a bit too long. 15% off herbal salves when you mention "EtsyTwitter" at check out. The discount will be refunded by PayPal.

Created from an upcycled vintage wood domino and vintage beads. 15% off all orders over $10 (not including shipping). Refund given through PayPal for amount of discount.

This lovely mossy green coffee cup cozy is hand knit with a gorgeous cable stitch. An eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper sleeves. Free shipping when you type "Go Green" in the message to seller. Refunded via PayPal after payment.

A beautiful piece of a flawless icy white beach glass that hangs with a seashell found along the Canadian shores. Now accepting par payments to Canadians. After you buy, she will send a PayPal invoice in Canadian money.

This shop features all plant-based, non-toxic body care items as well as eco-friendly supplies for crafters.

Recycled and embroidered olive oil bottle. 20% off of everything in the shop this week!

Created from Precious Metal Clay which is recycled from silver used in photographic practices. Free shipping for any order over $50 in USA. Insurance will be extra.

This particular specimen consists of a blue singing flower under a vintage glass dome with a handwritten specimen label.

Knitted and crocheted this with a soft and silky all natural pure wool yarn.

This lovely pillow was once a wild vintage sweater made of a thick, soft 100% Shetland wool in a pattern of turquoise, charcoal grey, pinks, yellows, and a darker blue!

Ready to Go Green? Tired of those plastic bags from the grocery store? Well, here's the solution!

This black round shell beaded white necklace is upcycled from a resale shop find. Free shipping on her Go Green and Christmas in July items over $6. Code is "Sh6".

This item is a eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper sleeves. 25% off everything – prices already reduced.

Recycled silk upholstery fabric in two-toned stripe used on the front and back covers. Inside are 28 pages of re-purposed discarded blank office paper. Receive a FREE treasure bag of craft supplies with any order from PrettyCheap (one bag per order please).

Upcycled from a Scrabble Tile! Two for one prints if you mention "Etsy Twitter" on check out. Just buy one print at the regular price & then include the name of the 2nd print you'd like (for free!) in the notes to seller section.

This is an elastic Bracelet made of Baby Huayruro Seeds. 10% off if the buyer types "GGETT" in the message to the seller.

Free standard shipping on any bag with the "Go Green" code. Shipping will be reimbursed after the sale.

The ring is wrapped in sterling silver wire that is recycled from American jewelers and manufacturers! The stone is colored and shaped by nature alone.

Organic cotton market bag

A yarn made from 30% recycled polyester from plastics found in soda and water bottles, this yarn helps lessen the impact on the environment and landfills.

This pre-made, REcycled/UPcycled scrapbook album is just waiting for you to add your photos to or give as a gift!

A bracelet made from an upcycled vintage tin from Japan, with a graphic design of tropical hibiscus on one side, and white polka dots on a pink field on the other. Free shipping in the US, affordable shipping worldwide.

This Cozie SET contains a super cute, crocheted cozie for your personal ice cream container! Plus one cozie for your significant other to use around their favorite flavor! Your choice of any Reusable Coffee or Cola Cozie FREE with any purchase during the Go Green Event! Just note your selection in message to seller.

She recycled a favorite shirt into a preschoolers pillowcase dress. Free Shipping on all Go Green items.

Let everyone know you care for the environment with this stylish market bag. Free shipping in ETT Go Green Event Section.

Cherish your Disney Memories with this adorable mini album! The pages are made out of recycled AOL installer CDs. Receive Free Shipping & free gift on all Think GREEN items in this shop. Please mention GREEN TWEETS in message at checkout to receive credit of shipping costs.

20% off list prices for buyers using the discount code "Go Green"

This is a set of 4 black and white images attached to 100% recycled cards with 100% recycled envelopes. Free shipping for the rest of July (refunded through PayPal).

This fine silver [.999] pendant is made from an actual leaf with precious metal clay. Free shipping on any item in the Etsy Goes Green section.


Come by tomorrow for a look at the 5 fabulous prizes we are awarding at random to the scavenger hunt winners!! Plus all week we will be talking about going green! See you back here tomorrow!

Follow us @EtsyTwitrTeam on Twitter for all the Earth-loving updates! See the whole team's tweets here. Think GREEN! SMb

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oops! I did it again...same finger : (

No it wasn't self inflicted this time!

This is what happens when you piss off an ornary iguana who is depressed because our two red eared sliders (turtles) moved away to my sisters house - she has a beautiful spa [living pond] for them to catch some R&R. I can't believe it's the same finger!!!!! Yes it hurts & the feeling did come back, I wish it hadn't. No the kind of manicure I was glad I saved my Rx pain killers from the last incident ; ) Sb

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mrs. Claus has come to town...

Many of the classes I am teaching this month at my local SB storse are celebrating Christmas in is the new gal on my Stacking Santa Boxes' arm...the little mrs. She is so sassy! Sb

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wreck this Journal - WIPEOUT!!!

My Wreck This Journal journey had taken me on a raod trip last Friday to see my sisters...and now that I am now an amateur movie maker...we had a little fun, my sister and my two neices [fellow Wrecksters]. This was fun to make, but time consuming compositing about 500 photos this time from my Canon DS-20 to this the final product.

So I present you with this edition "Days of our Journal"...BTW my sister and I both own video cameras....though it never dawned on us... ; ) Sb

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