Ethical Advent Day 21 – Make Your Own Festive Rag Wreath

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent Calendar. Last weekend I was lucky to attend a small workshop with friends, and learnt how to make a beautiful rag wreath. A fun and wonderful way of using up scraps of fabric which could otherwise be thrown away. I just love making beautiful things from waste!…

Ethical Advent Day 17 – Reindeer Food

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Day 17. Today is all about keeping the magic of Christmas alive in the hearts of children everywhere. You’ve probably heard of the new ‘Reindeer Food’ trend. No longer is a carrot a sufficient snack to accompany the mince pie you leave for Santa. Oh no, you must sprinkle glitter…

Ethical Advent Day 13 – Zero Waste Crackers

Welcome to my Ethical Advent Calendar Day 13. Today is all about crackers! Great fun, shame about the waste… Here is my solution – my favourite Christmas decoration of all. Stunning, reusable metal crackers. Passed down through my family – I’m not sure for how long exactly – but they are the true zero waste…

Ethical Advent Day 4 – 4 Waste Free Christmas Wrapping Tips

My absolute favourite way to be eco-friendly (and also save money) at Christmas has to be getting inventive with wrapping presents. Once you get hooked on this, you’ll have so much fun and won’t want to go back to boring old wrapping paper! Here are the ways I like to save wrapping paper and have…

Random Creations… Badges, Buttons & Customised Bags!

Ever been given a cute little jute bag for free, but it’s covered in supermarket advertising, or plastered with company slogans? We all have, I’m sure. Now, instead of it sitting and gathering dust, while you go out and buy another jute bag that you like to carry your shopping and bits in, why not…

Tuesday Randoms … Making Stuff & Workshops

Happy Tuesday and sorry for the lack of a Monday Random yesterday – it was my birthday and I spent all day doing, well … nothing! It was hot, and the balcony was calling. Anyway, on the tube this morning, I was reading the latest edition of Time Out London magazine and spotted a really…