DIY: Felt Pencil Case

A simple rainy-day project to organise pens, pencils, pain brushes, make-up brushes, chopsticks, cutlery... whatever you want! You just need basic sewing skills, some fabric and an hour to kill.

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DIY: Dishcloths

Not the sexiest of topics but something that we use every single day is our dishcloths! As we don't own a dishwasher we seem to spend half our evenings washing up; when we first moved in we used disposable dishcloths which were made from synthetic fabrics and broke down after only a few weeks and made their way into the bin. Not only is this expensive but it is incredibly wasteful. So I began to think about other more sustainable options.

Ethical Decisions: Make From Scratch

Following on nicely from my last few posts, my next big ethical decision is making from scratch. Such an important and thing to do when going zero waste or trying to be more sustainable is to look at the process that goes into making an item and to create something from the beginning for yourself. That may be making a recipe from scratch which may otherwise come out of a (non-recyclable) packet or sewing a craft instead of needlessly buying it online with wasteful postage and packaging.

What Does it all Mean?

In the green world words get thrown around to describe the different attributes of products but what do they mean? It's easy to get bogged down by the lingo and walk into a shop not really knowing what to expect. So I've put together a little glossary of terms which will probably get extended and added to over time to include new terminology I learn as I'm going along!