Here’s some of what’s been filling up my browser windows lately…
1. Meet Me At Mike’s has started a fun little envelope project that anybody (child or adult) can take part in. Send in a pretty little decorated envelope with something small inside (Artist Trading Cards, a photo, candy wrappers, ribbon, anything!) and at the end of the project one name will be drawn from all those who contributed to get ALL of the loot. The envelopes will also be displayed in their window in Australia, so this would be fun even without the chance to get some pretty fantastic crafting supplies and doo-dads!
2. Organic Gal has compiled a really thorough list of “Fakers and Not Fakers” — companies that claim to be natural or organic and may or may not be as healthy as they seem.
3. Now that you know which brands to look for, get some of them free at Saffron Rouge (more info here). I got my order in today and it was a great way to try some heavenly smelling, safe bath products for nearly free!
4. Magical Mama Pamela recommended these darling little sea creatures you can make from free patterns at Futuregirl’s blog. They look adorable!
5. I’m in love with lots on this post from Little Eco Footprints. I’ve been wanting to grow mushrooms with the kids for quite a while and didn’t know there was such an economic way to do it (though I don’t know how hard it would be to find a mushroom farm close enough to us) and also love the looks of her mushroom rissoles. They look like the insides of stuffed mushrooms. Mmmm!
6. Happy To Be Called Mommy has published a tutorial on how to make homemade Wiki sticks. What fun! One of the commenters noted that one of the ingredients may not be good for little ones so perhaps a little experimentation is in order with beeswax or other more natural ingredients. They look beautiful and those with a great yarn stash could make some gorgeous ones!
And with that, I’m off to find free German resources for a 12-year-old bent on learning the language. Tschuss!