Monday, January 11, 2010

the handmade olympics { event 3 }


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update! feb. 1, 2010
thanks so much to everyone who has entered!
what an amazing & talented bunch you are!

nominations are now CLOSED.
your nominations have been sent to the judges, and we look forward to the revealing of their short lists (on feb. 8th!) , after which everyone (that's YOU!) will have a chance to vote on who will WIN! yay!
thanks again,
k.

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yay!
please see the MAIN handmade olympics post for all of the fun-filled details & rules on the events!


now.. welcome to event 3: please leave a comment here nominating:
your favourite handmade eco-friendly item!

for this event
think beautifully recycled, repurposed, sustainably-minded creations.
think organic or eco-forward.
think of an eco-friendly handmade item that you just love!


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thanks so much to our eco-forward judge for this event, the sustainably-saavy Garth Johnson, of extreme craft & the fabulous new eco-friendly book: 1000 ideas for creative reuse!

tune in tomorrow to find out more about this eco-sensation!


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please read the RULES here.

remember, you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging + facebooking about the handmade olympics! yay!

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the amazing PRIZES valued at OVER $2000.00 USD, the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!

this EVENT will award the following prizes!

:: a GOLD prize pack
including $150.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to alex keller: jewelry recycled
a $50 gift certificate to tangente
a $50 gift certificate to polarity

+ an *i WON* the handmade olympics banner/button image to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!

:: a SILVER prize pack with $100.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to remaker
a 50% off on item gift certificate to adorn+cherish

:: a BRONZE prize pack
of one FREE month of March 2010 advertisting on the rikrak studio blog! yay!


and of course, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)

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now check out the other events + nominate more fun folks!


just click on the above links to enter each!


happy handmaking, nicies!



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115 comments:

  1. Let me be the first..I nominate my lovely upcycled children's cardigan:
    'Angel Pink Upcycled Cardigan'
    Janet Metzger, Artist dba..The Empty Nest
    I enjoy saving forgotten wool and cashmere sweaters from the landfill and transforming them into a garment that never is too beautiful to ever cast off again.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33138879

    I secondly nominate:
    UptownCollection
    Designer restyled sweater and headband
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38208255

    We must be twin designers separated at birth!!

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  2. Sorry...remove the word "never" from prev post ;-(

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  3. hi,
    bamboo sunflower coasters
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36861077

    thanks

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  4. My favorite eco-friendly item:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37168605

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  5. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBrokenPlate

    I nominate this shop with jewelry made from broken dishes and plates. Way too cute and sentimental!

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  6. I wanted to nominate my recycled plastic grocery bag make up bag!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28236201

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  7. I would like to nominate my Repurposed house slippers:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34679377

    And from GoEco, this wonderful sandwich bags: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27688651

    Thanks!

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  8. My absolute, hands down, without-a-doubt, number one nomination for the eco-friendly goodie is the plantable gift tag from Green Post!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38097176

    Not only are these multi-fuctional (gift tag, table place card, mini note, etc.), but when the greeting is done, the "greening's" just begun! And if that weren't enough, she uses scrap paper from the recycle bins of my and other folk's studios. It's a win, win, win, win, win situation.

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  9. I would like to nominate DOOV king of the koox - he's made from leftover fabrics, clothes and buttons. He's also stuffed with upcycled polyfill... and he loves Elvis!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29844140

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  10. I would like to nominate my own coconut earrings!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38396454

    Sustainable, unique, and fun coconut!

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  11. My first nomination is for my Upcycled Mixed Media painting "Chasing Rainbows" by Dick and Franny (Francesca Whetnall):
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20452253

    I've used scraps from magazines, pieces of my old watercolours and drawings and other waste paper to create this collage.
    The little kettle is from a tea bag packet and the central figure is an original ink drawing, that I've upcycled to create this artwork!

    For my next nomination I've chosen these fantastic 'Lord Baltimore - Recycled Playing Card earrings' by Butternutsquash (Larissa Wilson)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34154993
    They were created from vintage poker chips and recycled playing cards and look fab!

    Thanks, Cecca :-)

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  12. I'd love to nominate LaPommes's sweet lavender scented dream dolls: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38264536

    Beautiful plushies!

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  13. I'd like to nominate our stacking inukshuk.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35702857

    Made with white ash from a local and environmentally conscious sawmill that has been sustainably managing their lumber for 50 years. Its finish is certified organic, food-grade hempseed oil from a Manitoba farm. Fun, eco-friendly, and great for kids and the "kid inside"!

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  14. I would like to nominate the money bag wallets by Rikkianne of Chakrapennywhistle, they are just too cool!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37495806

    thank you!
    nicole

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  15. I nominate my seat belt mini tote bag for its upcycled and sustainable materials.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36819909

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  16. By nominating these snack/sandwich bags, I may be knocking myself out of the running. But it's worth it.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/ecogreenbags

    These bags are the bomb. My kids love them AND they are eco friendly! No more plastic!!

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  17. my hand knit coffee cozy :)

    no more wasted paper coffee sleeves, or double cupping!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37987487

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  18. For the eco Event I nominate these vintage spoons used for Garden Markers, so cute!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37054867

    and my Q, for the oak, botanical perfumes, made from organic materials and essential oils. I give a percentage of the profits to the California Oak Foundation:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23926620

    Thank you!

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  19. I would like to nominate my ring made using reclaimed metal.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28775727

    Each ring is unique and has a wonderful weight that is comfortable to wear.

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  20. I am going to nominate my Citrus Poppy Seed soap - made with organic oils (all are certified organic), fair trade shea butter, pure essential oils, clay and grapefruit peel. Smells lovely and its naturally biodegradable ;)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36228666

    My second nomination goes to the linen pillow cover with upcycled sweater reindeer head silhouette form lovely and talented Erin at Eristotle
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37157983

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  21. nominating The Broken Plate. She has done custom work for me and my necklace is a treasure!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=37487609

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  22. Made from fabric scraps I'm nominating my halloween pouch

    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19656924

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  23. I would like to nominate my Flowers of the Field organic dress, handpainted with natural dyes an pigments:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25562276

    I would also like to nominate these fabulous earrings made from recycled circuit boards:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32842670

    Thank you!

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  24. I would like to nominate this amazing reusable sock monkey coffee sleeve from the Monkey Travel Club.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36556592

    Her work is impeccably crafted. These are really fun!

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  25. I am nominating Paperdoll dress by Tiina Burton. It's fantastic, unique, and created using bridal fabric remnants (that would otherwise have gone to waste) and painstakingly sewn onto a stretch mesh base.

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  26. This organic soap is amazing and she packages everything in recycled paper:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37231146

    These little plantable handmade paper note cards ARE recycled paper - and they grow flowers out of them when you put them in the ground! How's that for environmentally friendly:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36233586


    [As for my stuff, I use a lot of vintage in my jewelry and reuse packaging for shipping whenever possible]

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  27. I'd like to nominate my eco-friendly eyeglass cases, made from recycled eco-felt!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37742860

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  28. EcoFriendlyKids is where is Toh-Tally is at for me! Thanks for making this a special "event" in the Handmade Olympics, kristal-k.

    Here is my shop nom: My most popular Eco Friendly Kids Hoot Owl - the Redwood Lovers/Humboldt Hoot http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38379522

    Ooo. Its really hard to choose just one shop to nominate in this category, but I'll do my best and give a shout to my girl Tresijas and nom one of her pendants: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14462739

    Go Trashion!! xo

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  29. I make eco friendly crocheted coffee cozies. In all colors and with embellishments too! My favorite one is Lemon Coffee Cozy with a flower
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Sandi from Handmade By Sandi

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  30. I'd like to nominate my jewel collage necklace which I made with old-vintage jewelry parts and wall paper cut outs.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33053032

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  31. I'd like to nominate Supayana's shop for her ecofriendly and beautifullly designed clothing. Love it!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/supayana

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  32. Secondly I'd like to nominate my own upcycled butterfly mobile:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37505907

    Thank you for this wonderful initiative, Krystal! Brilliant!

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  33. I'd like to nominate LoveForEarth's reusable bags: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38640828

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  34. I nominate something from my own collection. Quatre Petals Wine Bottle Necklace by Wine Coutures. Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26508760

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  35. I nominate Recycled Guitar String Circle 22 by PluckingPendants
    Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35525031

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  36. I'd like to nominate this coffee cozy. Eco friendly because it reduces waste and is reusable, plus it was made with upcycled vintage sheets.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33539142

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  37. Hi!
    I'd like to nominate one of our eco picnic blankts, made by hand using upcycled vintage fabric. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32493500

    Like our other picnic blankets, it's very roomy (20 square feet), portable (rolls in to a carrying roll), and retro enough to go with fabulous vintage picnic ware. Planet friendly as it uses upcycled vintage fabric, all natural fibres and it's a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors.

    And for a 2nd nomination, love ReclaimTheThrone's work, like this harlequin upcycled, redesigned chair http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26488526 - it's gorgeous.

    Thanks!

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  38. My friend Betsy makes great eco-friendly laundry soap that smells wonderful, contains no corrosive or toxic chemicals, no artificial fragrances, no need for softener... and the price is SO CHEAP:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36574313

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  39. From my own shop I'd like to nominate this recycled wine bottle:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38346744

    I'd like to nominate these "plantable" hang tags from ClaudiasCreations:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38648191

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  40. I adore this darling necklace made of recycled silver:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35560718

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  41. I posted a link to the "Olympics" on my FB fan page!

    http://facebook.com/BPRDesigns

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  42. i'd like to nominate these awesome dryer pillow sheets from zJayne. eco-friendly, and super cute! but then again, i love everything in her shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37256842

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  43. I'd like to nominate my Frkatured Silhouette cards, made with vintage book pages and FSC-certified paper.

    http://www.spottedsparrow.com/greeting-cards/tweet-black/flypage.tpl.html

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  44. I nominate 'Creole' cameo and feather earrings from my shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38267729
    Made from recycled vintage stock and USA made Brass findings.

    I also nominate the awesome recycled leather cuffs from hypothesis:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36939815
    I've bought from them before and they are amazing!

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  45. For this wvent I am nominating Sweet Pepita Clothings' recycled tee's http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=19836306

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  46. i'd also like to nominate one of my recycled copper necklaces...
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37936158

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  47. I'd like to nominate one of my adjustable coffee cozies. Eco-friendly because they reduce waste. You don't need a sleeve on hot drinks or wrap a napkin around a cold drink. Plus, they are adjustable to fit just about any cup!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34867475

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  48. Hi RikRak - this is such a great idea.
    I would like to nominate a set of my silk Kootsac reusable bulk food bags. Although there are a lot of shopping totes available I buy a lot of bulk food and 3 years ago I could'nt find any for bulk food so I designed these myself. This has saved 100's of plastic bags a year from going into the landfill, just in my home.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36475198

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  49. And something from another eco-friendly shop:
    I love Laura Bucci's Eco cup cozies and bags. Her things are so beautifully made - I love her crisp clean designs.
    Eco-cup cozies are a great way to cut down on throwaway coffee sleeves:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37549368

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  50. I would like to nominate Thread Head for her amazingly beautiful wedding dresses. My favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21046218

    And secondly I would like to nominate So She Sews for her Owl designs. She makes them out of used plastic shopping bags! This women is one crafty lady.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SoSheSews?section_id=6591023

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  51. I'd like to nominate Yummy and company's recycled copper heart necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37936158
    created with copper her husband brings home from his restoration projects!

    I'll also nominate my Full Circle Tree Collage created with a Pop-tart box:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32651314&ref=API_juln_CraftCult

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  52. In this category, I'd like to nominate my own Caramel Confection Necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16988211

    Suzanne@threepeats

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  53. This item reuses old carpet samples from my architecture firm. And reclaimed wood from construction sites.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38319405

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  54. recycled topography map envelopes
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35063413

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  55. I nominate these Reusable Envelope Organizers:

    http://pinsandpaper.bigcartel.com/product/custom-reusable-envelope-organizer

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  56. I'd like to nominate my board game coasters:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/samann1121?section_id=5005295

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  57. i nominate these pillows. i use eco friendly wool & rayon felt and offer corn batting inserts to accompany them!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/hometoroost?section_id=6163244

    2nd i nominate the wren for their amazing bags! each are made from fair trade coffee burlap sacks and organic hemp canvas that has been environmentally dyed black. i love them!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/thewren

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  58. My notepad:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20064606

    Jeoweo's covered hot water bottle's, helping them raise money for their adoption:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=23856206

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  59. My first nomination:
    Rustic Real Wood Vase
    Cathy of EDCCollective
    This piece transforms what would otherwise have been wasted into a beautiful piece of home decor. (See listing for more details.)
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32366760

    My second nomination:
    Oval Green grapes Wine Cork wreath
    Beth of CorkyCrafts
    Beth makes such great items from corks that otherwise would end up in the landfill. The base of this wreath is also hand wrapped grapevine.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37628240

    Thanks for considering my nominations.

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  60. I'd like to nominate my recycled telephone wire jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lalipourie

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  61. I'd like to nominate my recycled china bracelet http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39007795



    Thanks a bunch!!

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  62. Oops, let me follow the rules this time.
    I'd like to nominate myself for this recycled China Bracelet
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=39007795
    and APVIntage for this necklace http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38984824

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  63. I would like to nominate my 100% organic cotton tshirt printed with water based inks in my home shop in Santa Cruz, California. The design encourages a more organic approach to travel - the bicycle.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35907666

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  64. I nominate Juliet from The Broken Plate! She upcycles once loved plates into wonderful wearables. Old plates get new life!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38983954

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  65. I'll start this event by nominating the Upcycled Eco Dress from one of my absolute favorite Etsians, AlltheNumbers

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33743332

    I just love how she takes a button up shirt that's going to be thrown away and makes it into something absolutely adorable for a little one!

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  66. I will then nominate my Scraptastic Patchwork Belt:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34630513

    To create it I use pieces of fabric taht may have otherwise been thrown away...gives it character and flair.

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  67. I am nominating my Jumbo Heart Rainbow Crayons from my shop, Art2theExtreme. These are awesome because are eco-friendly (made from recycled crayons),makes great wedding favors or party favors supporting "being green", and lets anyone of all ages be creative!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38909990

    Thank you for this opportunity!

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  68. I nominate Bonnie Forkner's new shop "Old Renewed." She upcycles an antique print and frame and converts it into a modern piece of art.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38106786

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  69. From my own shop, I would like to nominate this Birch Bowl, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33265515

    I would also like to nominate the Zen Vessel, http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35145418&ref=sr_list_6&&ga_search_query=eco-friendly&ga_search_type=&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title, because it is just so cool!

    i will be linking this on my blog as well!

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  70. First of all - a great big salute to all the creative souls working and showcasing their beautiful items -
    Secondly - just blogged about this olympic size event here ~ http://magicmarkingsart.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-handmade-olympics.html

    Best wishes to all!

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  71. Always a bridesmaid, or something like that - these flowergirl dresses are one of a kind, and made from retired upcycled formal dresses. Who says that you only wear it once?

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38241104

    Best,
    Zoe

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  72. I'd like to nominate this Woven Grass Pendant. Made from natural, sustainable grasses and flowers, and sustainably mined silver.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38479041

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  73. Unfortunately, what to do with used Styrofoam is still a big environmental problem. Most recycling centers don't accept it, and it sticks around *forever* in landfills.

    Here's my solution: an eco-friendly, upcycled Styrofoam "cork"board! Comes with coordinating push pins:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35451243

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  74. Here are my nominations:

    Someone Else:grubs
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9192302&ref=sr_list_2&&ga_search_query=eco+friendly&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    My Work: TreasuresRenewed
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38356739

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  75. I nominate Karuski's clutches, made from repurposed and recycled materials.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38363481

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  76. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36322414

    i nominate this fascinator by me :)
    I love it because its bright and colourful and its made from reclaimed john lewis fabric and vintage buttons :)
    I get the fabric from a little scrapstore called SAMS in blackburn uk, they rescue all sorts of 'waste' materials from compaines who might normally just throw it away, but SAMS stops it going to landfil! i feel good everytime i use something i got from them :)they do lots of loveley caft groups too xx

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  77. Hello, I would like to nominate my utterly luxurious upcycled candy stripe angora/lambswool yarn. It has been born from two high-quality jumpers and is simply lush.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39051922

    Thanks,
    Christine Shuttleworth

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  78. These are my absolute favorite re-useable, eco-friendly items:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36879683

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  79. Hi - This is such a fabulous idea. Thanks to all who have organised this.

    Here my nominations:

    1. from my own range a vintage linen storage basket/bag

    The linen comes from Mangle cloths used by our great and great great grandmothers with old roller ironing presses called mangles to protect other fabrics as they were passed through the mangle.

    The pretty lining is made from 1940/50 vintage cotton that comes from Austria and depicts a typical Austrian country style.

    The interlining is made from disused felted wool blankets.

    I really love my baskets, simple but beautiful. In their upcycled state they become useful once again after being left in some loft or cuboard for years.

    2. I would also like to nominate these beautiful eco friendly note cards from Rubyrecycled

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30031948

    Many thanks and good luck to all!

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  80. Oh. Just saw that the link to my linen basket does not show, so here goes again:

    1. Vintage linen storage basket

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38579835

    Sorry

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  81. I would like to nominate Amalia Versaci's lovely Vintage Ziper layered jars!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26586431

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  82. I would like to nominate my upcycled plush. Not only are they made from thrift store clothing, I also stuff them with recycled plastic shopping bags.

    http://arttales-leftz.blogspot.com/2010/01/william-mallard.html

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  83. From my own shop I nominate my Shiny Happy Bunnies - all made entirely from repurposed materials (except the stuffing). http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38324031

    From another seller, I'm a huge fan of Betz White's cupcake pincushions, made of felted sweaters. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36292745.

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  84. I would like to nominate LaAlicia for her work with recycled magazines. She turns discarded pages in to fabulous clutches and jewelry.

    Watermelon Mini Clutch
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29522572

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  85. Love the games!

    Here's one of my aprons that is perfect for this event!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26125046

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  86. I'd like to nominate one of the fantastic rugs that FiveForty makes by weaving them from recycled garments. Tough to choose but this one really caught my eye.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36586310

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  87. I would like to nominate my brand new design in my Eco Snack Bags! I love this design! So cute! It is also made from natural materials and will keep lots of plastic baggies out of the landfills!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39274042

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  88. I'd like to nominate my recycled Necktie Wallets http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38885652

    from my shop prix-prix. The wallets are made out of reclaimed menswear material such as neckties and retired wool suits, and transformed into a smart, eco-friendly accessory that can be used every day to add a bit of style to your life.

    I'd also like to nominate:

    Q botanical perfume from Roxana Illuminated Perfume. This perfume is made entirely from natural essential plant oils, and smells like oak wood (it's handmade from live oak leaves), which makes an incredibly interesting and unusual eco-friendly scent. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32031187

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  89. I would like to nominate this gorgeous rug by fiveforty. She makes the most lovely rugs out of repurposed fabrics

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25281274

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  90. For my own, I would like to nominate this adorble repurposed denim fabric catnip mouse. I use my very own home grown organic catnip.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39203711

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  91. I nominate my sister's red zinger quilt. She made it using the selvages of fabrics. It is quite attactive. See it here:
    http://runandsewuilts.wordpress.com/2009/08/
    You will have to scroll down to the third photo to see the red zinger. Apparently I am not the only one that loved it, see her other blog about the "peoples' choice ribbon":
    http://runandsewuilts.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/woo-hoo/
    She just has a great blog that incorporates her quilting and her scouting and her job and her missions and her life.

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  92. Green Posts recycled, Plantable Number Tags!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38527927
    They look good and gives paper scraps a new life as a tag, and as if that wasn't enough, they can be planted and bring lovely flowers to your surroundings!

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  93. I nominate a collage from my Etsy shop, CutNGlue.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15138030

    Made from cardboard boxes and magazine pages!

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  94. For this event, I'd like to nominate this black sheep tote from StrandRedesign. Love it!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33546578

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  95. From my own shop, I'd like to nominate my new product line (just launched today). the ReWreath.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39383881

    recycled, repurposed, ecofriendly (and storage-friendly too!).
    thanks!

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  96. I'm happy to nominate ANYTHING from sewnnatural, but especially these adorable dolls:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38301614

    AND my upcycled Vintage Old Maid Garland:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39416166

    THANKS!

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  97. I am totally smitten these days with sighfoo's upcycled from sweaters lil critters. Just when I think the gorillas speak to me, I see another that makes me smile and oooo and ahhhh.. so here's one, but they are all adorable as all get out!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37947273

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  98. I adore this olympic idea and want to nominate one of my sustainable & eco-friendly garments!

    It's an original design by me, The Garbologist's Wife, created with bamboo fabric and available in small to plus sizes!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38309042

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  99. I nominate Reloved on Etsy's Pistachio Shell Brooch! Reloved is all about beautiful, unique, and eco friendly - and so is this brooch!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38927287

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  100. I also nominate my Cup CUffs/coffee collars. Made from repurposed men's ties, and buttons, they are eco friendly, reusable, and stylish!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HonorCrownedCrafts?section_id=6572204

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  101. I nominate my Coral Ruffles Dress made from upcycled t-shirts. Kept them from the landfill and made a darling little outfit at the same time!

    http://mamalusco.blogspot.com/2010/01/coral-ruffles-dress.html

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  102. Blogged it here:
    http://mamalusco.blogspot.com/2010/01/handmade-olympics-2010.html

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  103. There are so many wonderfully inspiring things! I'll be adding these to my favorites!!

    I would like to nominate my Charlie Fish Crinkles.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39287011

    Good luck everyone!!

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  104. I nominate te sock monsters of swiedebe:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28655138
    cute repurposed socks!!!!

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  105. hmm....i like this category...

    I'm nominating our 'recycled' Memory Quilts....

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37291002

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  106. I'd like to nominate my own (SoSheSews) Eco Owl Coin Purse (made from fused plastic grocery bags):

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37681092

    And second, I'd like to nominate these seed-starting trays made from reclaimed wood from andrewsreclaimed

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=35923315

    I love these Olympics!!!

    xoxo

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  107. I'd like to nominate Brooke of SoSheSews for her recycled fused plastic wallets and pouches! They are so cute and colorful. Now there is a sustainable way to use those billions of plastic shopping bags.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SoSheSews?section_id=5227772

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  108. I nominate the Funky Junk Recycled Aluminum Soda Pop Can Art DR PEPPER PIG MAGNET

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37126962

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  109. better late than never! please to nominate my "20 bags bag crochet plarn tote"!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23621998
    thanks!-claire@copabananas
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/copabananas

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  110. Hi! I'd like to nominate one of my newest designs, the Kana Hoodie.

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39461369

    It's made from hand dyed (with fiber reactive low impact dye) soy, organic cotton and spandex blend jersey, and a japanese dobby weave cotton. The reason that soy fabric is so great for the environment is that it's made from the excess waste of other soy products (like tofu!!!) This waste would have just gone into dumpsters or waterways, but instead it is spun into a gorgeously soft fabric that many people say feels like cashmere!

    Thanks for taking a peak! :)

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  111. I nominate the Canadian Fiber Box by Ottawa Valley Fiber Arts

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38544043

    because it promotes sustainable, local, diversified, fiber production.

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  112. I nominate my "Going Green Tote Bags" because they are a beautiful way to carry your shopping, which saves us from using those evil plastic bags!

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  113. Star Recycler (set of 4 eco magnets) by Green Post gets my vote for this. When i think eco friendly i think Green Post. Great as gifts for people who love colour, magnets, and symbols like stars or hearts. Green Post also has great plantable gift tags! You get a cool plant out of it!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24691079

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  114. Upcycled and oh so pretty... the Muppet II brooch will keep you fashionable and fun!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39611167

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  115. All Decked Out's necklace that's beautiful and made of a skateboard!
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39034180

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!