Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas time!

I have been a busy bee lately creating all my Christmas gifts for my friends and family. The only thing that is left to do is the wrapping! For the last couple years, we have bought rolls of brown recycled paper and decorated it up with non-toxic paint for our wrapping paper. The only problem is when it comes time to wrap, I haven't been able to find recyclable tape, so after the excitement of gifts on Christmas morning, I end up meticulously peeling off all the tape to recycle the used paper!!

Yesterday, I came across this video. I am definitely going to file this one away for next year's gifts, but I thought I should share it for all of you who are scrambling to do last minute wrapping today!

Furoshiki gift wrapping from RecycleNow on Vimeo

Have a happy holiday from ecocessories!

Friday, December 19, 2008

ecocessories Online

I have recently spread the ecocessories story a bit further across the web, and wanted to let you know some other places you can find me online! This is just a way to expand ecocessories presence on the web.

I will be using "twitter" to post small updates about ecocessories as they happen. Join me on twitter to follow my updates! What is twitter? Find out more here.

I will be using "flickr" to post photos of ecocessories jewelry and happenings in my studio. Join me on flickr to be updated when I post new photos and see how my designs are created from start to finish! You probably also noticed the slideshow of my flickr photos embedded right into this blog.

Finally, I have created an ecocessories Facebook page! This page is all about having a convenient presence where my friends and customers spend a lot of their time online. Show your support by becoming a fan. Become a fan by January 31, 2009 and be entered to win a free necklace and earrings set ($80 value)!

Website update: My new programmers anticipate the RElaunch of my e-commerce website to happen mid January. Stay tuned for a Valentine's Day shopping extravaganza!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Christmas Recycling Idea

Last year I saved all of our Christmas cards and tucked them away in the box of decorations. I was pleasantly surprised to find them in there when we got festive this season! I saved the cards so that I could recycle them into new handmade cards this year!

It is so easy to do. This year, save all your cards with your Christmas tree decorations when you pack up for the season. There are tons of fun images that you can cut out of the wide array of Christmas cards out there, and lots of fun sayings can be salvaged from the inside!

With a little bit of heavy stock computer paper, and some Modge Podge, Allan and I crafted our way to a group of very unique and handmade cards. Maybe one will show up in your mailbox this December!

See the entire process on my Flickr photo album:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Handmade Holiday Cards & Tags

This video is an adorable demonstration of how simple it is for each one of us to add that "handmade" touch to our holiday gifts this year! I hope it inspires you too:

And this video is just pure love and warmth for the holiday season. Enjoy!

Sleepy Sheep Sustainable Bedding

To be creative, a good night's sleep is essential and I trust the wool bedding from Sleepy Sheep to keep me cozy, healthy, and relaxed night after night.

Sleepy Sheep is actually operated by the programmers who have developed Sleepy Sheep sells wool bedding and bedding made from organic cotton and bamboo. I have experienced the luxury of their incredible products and bedding is an amazing Christmas gift for both men and women! Go check it out. They even have gift certificates!