Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eco Tuesday

I figured it was time to revive my "Eco Tuesday" feature idea. I love hunting down some earth friendly items and would love to share them here once a week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I loved this Batik Lap Quilt from camillewanders Probably because I love both batik fabrics and quilts so much. The artist describes it as....

Pieces of batiked hemp, organic cotton, and bamboo made into a perfect little napping quilt. Or reading quilt. Snuggle on the couch quilt. Sit on the front porch swing quilt. What, I'm not sleeping I'm resting my eyes quilt.

I'm particularly intrigued by recycled blow glass. We have a lot of glass blowers in my area and I love to watch them work. It's something I've always thought I'd like to try myself....one day, after I take up heli-skiing!

Blown Recycled Bottle Glass Bowl from wolfartglass

This incredibly unique "green seaglass" colored bowl was blown from 100% recycled Topo Chico glass bottles. The artist melts down small batches of broken bottles in order to gather onto a blowpipe for off-hand glassblowing. Recycled bottle glass has unique characteristics when blown, and Topo Chico bottles make an wonderfully bubbly yet clear green glass.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ever Want to Go Curl Up in Someone Else's Blog?

Well, I do.....daily! I try to read a few blogs each day and there are always a few posts that I wish I could just step into, have a look around, enjoy a good cup of coffee or glass of wine....ahhhh! I love all the blogs I follow (see the left column), but I wanted to share a couple of recent posts that made me feel great. I won't copy pictures here from the blogs, so go visit them & have a gander.

My first stop is wonderbug: adventures in the blogosphere. I'm especially drawn to the sofa in the vintage kitchen gems and natural pantry staples, ahoy! post. I can see myself here with a good book. Cozy, yet watching the world go by.

Next I'd visit iHanna's blog. With a title like Create & Live Happy: art, craft & inspiration in everyday life, how could you not want to hang out with her? I especially love the Filling a paper with colours is calming post. It makes me happy. I want to go hang out with her, create, get my hands nice & dirty. I wonder if she'd make me her Pad Thai??

After that I'm going to take a nice hot bath, put on a lovely sundress, and gather my best girlfriends to visit Pepper Design Blog. Spicing it Up for the Home and Hostess...indeed! Just look at the fabulous table setting in Part 2: A {Vintage Nesting} Baby Shower. I hope I'm not too full from my Pad Thai! Guess I'll just have some desserts and latte!

Thanks you all for giving me some brightness on this rather cold & rainy day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

101 Things To Do This Summer

I'm starting to plan our summer vacation and had to share this list I stumbled across. So many great ideas! Enjoy! 101 Things To Do This Summer