I promise not to bombard you Chrimbo posts but realistically if you’re hoping to make some presents this year you’ll need to get moving and so here is some early inspiration to help get you organised. One bit of advice; don’t overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise […]
I’m depressed. Just calculated my carbon footprint with Global Footprint Network and despite eating less meat, driving an electric car and working towards zero waste the app estimates that we’d need 3.6 earths if everyone lived like me. Eeek!
I used to buy kids presents in advance and have a little ‘present box’ so that i wasn’t dashing to the shops every time my kids got an invite to a party. As I’ve moved towards Zero Waste I’ve given up on this. I no longer feel comfortable supporting the production of non-recyclable plastic toys […]
Okay, I’m going to admit straight out that I think giving teachers gifts at the end of the year is a joke! If everyone got a gift for doing their job well the world would be drowning in crap that no-one wants. I think a verbal thank you or simple handwritten note is more than […]
How can it be Fathers Day again? I tell you the years are going quicker and quicker! Here are some uber cute ideas for homemade Father’s Day cards and crafts. I love this brown paper card from Angel Street Mom, who very kindly provides printable templates and instructions on how to make it.
A dear friend of mine was departing these fair isles for her home country of Australia and I was asked by the other members of our knitting group to make her a card. Here is the end result. It’s simply a circle of cardboard, wrapped in wool with two wooden skewers – capped with strips […]
I was a huge fan of Miffy when i was younger so i couldn’t resist including the uber cute Miffy inspired bunny garland from Mini Eco. They even include a template so you can make your own.
It’s mother’s day in Ireland this weekend and in an effort to avoid that awful plastic wrapping you get with most shop bought mothers day cards I’m making my own. Personally I wouldn’t mind not getting a card as long as there was some gesture of appreciation, but I think my mum would be heartbroken […]
This is a selection of the hats, scarves, sock and gloves donated by friends of mine for those sleeping rough in Dublin. Every year I invite my fellow knitters to join me in knitting something for some of those in the unfortunate position of not having a permanent home in Dublin.
I’m chuffed to bits with my homemade bauble wreath, which I finished yesterday. I’ve coveted one since I saw them in a shop a few years ago but couldn’t justify putting more plastic into the world. So I set about scouring charity shops for plastic baubles and this year I managed to collect enough. It’s […]