My son just had his first birthday and for his gift, I made him a stuffed hippo. I always wanted a huge stuffed animal as a kid and I thought that maybe I could make one for him from old sweaters. Our local thrift store has 50 cent sales every month so I knew it… Continue reading Habibi the Hippo
Jeans: Part 3
As summer is approaching, I was looking into buying our son a bucket hat from Vinted for our upcoming trip to the beach. He wears a baseball hat pretty well, but it doesn’t protect the back of his neck and ears. Back to Pinterest! The challenge was to find a pattern for babies. A challenge… Continue reading Jeans: Part 3
Jeans: Part 2
The tiny little baby shoes used a very small piece of the pants. I had been wanting a new wallet for a while since mine had been slowly deteriorating so I decided to try making one out of denim. It was not the most successful, but I am using it, so that has to count… Continue reading Jeans: Part 2
Jeans: Part 1
For some reason, my husband wears holes in the crotch of his jeans very quickly. He goes through multiple pairs a year. This means that I have a lot of denim fabric. I wasn't really interested in the usual denim projects...mainly tote bags, and I definitely won't be making a quilt. So here is the… Continue reading Jeans: Part 1
Stretchy Slouch Hat
I had a jersey cotton dress that I would never wear. I wanted a jersey cotton hat. Back to Youtube I went. This time I followed the video from AmyFamily DIY. The cool thing about this hat is that there’s a hole in the top of it so if you’re like me and wear your… Continue reading Stretchy Slouch Hat
Cardboard Side Table
I had a bunch of boxes. I wanted a side table to put next to the chair in my son's room with a shelf for his books, a drawer for toys and a space on top to put my water bottle. Cardboard is great, but it's really quite flimsy. So after taking a look at… Continue reading Cardboard Side Table
As one might guess, having a child changes your priorities and the amount of time and effort that gets put into hobbies such as a sustainable blog. So I am rethinking my purpose, reason, and goals for this blog. It turns out that one must be far more outgoing and charismatic to create a community… Continue reading Plot Twist!
If you've been following my blog at all, you'll know that I love all things practical. Since I'm a mom now, what is more practical than being able to do my second hand shopping on my phone while breastfeeding? Ladies, gentlemen, and those who are in between, I bring you Vinted. With my first few… Continue reading Sustainable shopping
There you have it! We're expecting our first child this month! Having begun this sustainable lifestyle journey just over a year ago, this opens up a whole new category of sustainable products to explore. There are a few things that I've started already, but I'd love to hear if you have even more suggestions for… Continue reading Sustainably Pregnant!
Bar Soap Organizer
I am very excited to share this item with you! Having switched to bar soaps in the shower, it can get tricky to find places to put them. Plus, they're slippery once you've used them and easily slide off the shelf. I've been thinking about how to solve this problem for quite some time, but… Continue reading Bar Soap Organizer