I've seen versions of this clever craft over at Bobbi's Art, Mousenotebook and at Tiny Happy. I can't resist this fun project. I've been using envelopes from the recycling bin, Netflix mailers are a great holiday red, and catalogs are full of festive images.
My Mumsie has been making gift tags from recycled holiday cards for years and years. They are so simple and pretty.
Isn't she a clever girl?
My friend Franny began giving us presents in
reusable fabric bags back in the '90's.
We now have a collection of hers and some newer ones
that come out every year.
I just whipped up the tree bag this morning.
Franny's fabric book cover has held up nicely over the years.
Because we have so many bakers in our family, last year I saved
King Arthur flour bags, shook them out, cut them open, gave them
a little wipe with a damp sponge and used them as wrapping paper!
This time of year, I am especially careful to consolidate errands,
cutting down on mileage.
Do you have some tips for being greener at this time of year?
I need all the help I can get!
Leave a comment, OK?
This morning, Henry selected Vivien's name from
a plate of possible winners
for the RED HORSE cd giveaway.
(send me your snail mail address, Vivien
and we'll pop it in the mail).
And today, I remember John Lennon,
and I still imagine a world that will live as one.
Won't you join us?