Monday, January 17, 2011

the handmade olympics { event 3 }




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update! feb. 5, 2011
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. 14th!) , 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 Betz White,  bestselling author, textile artist & teacher.

find out more about this nicey here.

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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 lil fish studios
a $50 gift certificate to a la mode
a $50 gift certificate to Herban Lifestyle

+ 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 jake + cleo
a $50 gift certificate to sakura soapworks
:: a BRONZE prize pack
of one FREE month of March 2011 advertising 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!



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just click on the above links to enter each!

happy handmaking, nicies!

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84 comments:

  1. I love these!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61942638/2-personalized-spoon-racks

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  2. My nomination for an Eco Friendly goodie is anything at foundbynicki.etsy.com As her site says: "Down to the zippers and thread, all materials used in ‘found’ products have been reused, recycled, or rediscovered in some way. So much stuff already exists in the world that is just begging to be reborn into new and wonderful life. Many of the buttons on ‘found’ things actually come from the antique collection my dad left behind."

    Nicki "draws" with leather (as on this guitar wallet http://www.etsy.com/listing/63020635/old-guitar-repurposed-leather-wallet?ref=pr_shop or this amazing leather tote: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60527535/sale-leaves-under-green-leather-tote)

    I'm the proud owner of this design - a "wet" Fall leaf pouch: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/38555213)

    If I can only nominate one item it'll be the tote: http://www.etsy.com/listing/60527535/sale-leaves-under-green-leather-tote - representative of the innovative, eye-catching designs Nicki is so great at creating. Thanks for the opportunity to share her work!

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  3. I love marathon1981 monsters! She uses upcycled and vintage fabrics to create these intriguing characters.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65696047/clairmont-ferosheeous

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  4. I would love to nominate my market bag for Eco Friendly (Lets Ban the plastic bag)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63783480/everyday-is-a-rosie-day-bag

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  5. I'm nominating this bracelet from my shop...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59266687/fabric-wrapped-bangle-bracelet-cozy

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  6. I nominate Terre Mum for this category. She makes the sweetest reusable snack bags, napkins, and tea towels! www.terremum.etsy.com

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  7. Here is my nomination for this category:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63676121/basic-black-pleated-clutch-upcycled

    Betsy and Bess are all about upcycling and being eco-friendly!

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  8. I'm hoping I can nominate something that's already sold on Etsy...But I love JuliaCuster's Vintage Elevated Dog Feeders. She uses old wood crates and recycles them into, well, elevated dog feeders: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/40428087

    I'd also like to nominate my Security Envelope Cufflinks. Made from the envelopes your bills come in: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66112830/security-envelope-cufflinks-green

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  9. I nominate this Nuno Felted Eco Dress by vilte. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62651974/nuno-felted-eco-dress-tree-of-life-ooak

    Isn't it beautiful?

    Thank you!

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  10. I'd like to nominate Mary Zoom's wrist cuffs. I enjoy them, wear them, gift them and love a practical find!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64346301/wrist-cuff-wallet-see-the-forest-for-the

    Nominating my own What's Your Word patches as another practical eco friendly find.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65426701/whats-your-word-patch-one-custom

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  11. I twittered (zJayne) account.

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  12. The tree costumes I made for my girls for Halloween were made of repurposed fabrics, and created an opportunity to talk and learn about trees. They love dress up, so we see the trees often!

    http://wewilsons.blogspot.com/2010/09/tree-costume-tutorial.html

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  13. My favorite eco-friendly item! Trader Joes recycled envelopes!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38813259/green-mail-envelopes-set-of-8-trader?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=trader+joes&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

    sarahdruehickox [at] gmail . com

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  14. yayy i would love to nominate my eco-friendly boutique for this one.

    shop link:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/mayicarles

    my best seller:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44501029/ginger-handmade-flower-headband-by-mayi

    xo,

    mayi

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  15. A great upcycling of vintage nautical charts
    renna deluxe

    http://en.dawanda.com/product/11548222-Bild-Anker-Ahoi-auf-alter-Seekarte

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  16. The paper products of renna deluxe are all upcycled

    http://en.dawanda.com/shop/renna-deluxe/373094-SERIF-Papier?#shop_products

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  17. I'd like to nominate LauraBucci's Vintage Illustrations eco cup cozies collection:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62245149/buy-2-for-less-vintage-inspired-eco-cup

    And my eco-friendly oriented shop:

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

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  18. These wedding sets are made from recycled china http://www.etsy.com/listing/60097692/custom-bridesmaid-jewelry-matching

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  19. I would like to nominate my DIY business cards made out of cereal boxes :)

    http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/2010/10/craft-67-diy-business-cards.html

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  20. I love old things to be used again! I'm nominating:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/39098621/primitive-valentine-mouse

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

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  21. Just blogged about this event. How fun!
    www.theurbanhen.blogspot.com

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  22. My favorite eco item of my own!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60126625/eco-friendly-large-messenger-bag-khaki

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  23. I'd also like to nominate http://www.etsy.com/listing/34644607/im-late-alice-cork-necklace-in-test-tube!

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  24. One of my favorite eco friendly goodie from an awesome etsy shop frommarz: http://www.etsy.com/listing/38287148/dragster-cell-phone-mp3-player-stand

    Sooo cool!

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  25. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/JoyCharde/status/28248921834786816

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  26. I'd like to nominate my craft of recycled tin can and leftover felt. It would be OK for the nr.2 category too but i nominated there the 'brother' of this.

    http://hangaagi.blog.hu/2011/01/19/ajandek_lanyos_pink_ujjbab_nyomda

    And as a fan and wine-liker I nominate this craft:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/34644607/im-late-alice-cork-necklace-in-test-tube!

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  27. I would like to nominate myself, http://GreenPost.etsy.com.
    All my paper products are made from 100% recycled paper that I recycle myself. I collect my own junk mail, scrap papers from other paper artists and etsy sellers such as http://Crafterall.etsy.com and junk mail and scrap papers from family and friends.
    My best product are my plantable tags.
    Biodegradable, Earth-friendly and an eco gift that keeps on giving!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66218295/plantable-tags-10-solid-zephyr

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  28. ooh what a fab idea to get people creating :-)

    I would like to nominate my eco-friendly valentines cards in your eco-friendly section please :-)

    You can find it here:

    http://scentedsweetpeas-blogshop.blogspot.com/2011/01/eco-friendly-valentines-cards.html

    Thank you

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  29. Oh sorry, forgot to say I am a follower :-)

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  30. I would like to nominate my own recycled cashmere heart ornament. The only new material is the thread! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65706224/recycled-cashmere-heart-ornament?ref=v1_other_2

    Plus, please consider these cool custom patches from my friend at zJayne: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64639948/whats-your-word-patch-one-custom

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  31. My Favorite Eco homemade is LoveForEarth produce bags! I found these on etsy and they've been a hit at our house as well as the grocery store. Everybody I meet wants to know where to get some.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/LoveForEarth?ref=ls_profile

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  32. www.sevenply.etsy.com
    Recycled Reclaimed Skateboards!

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  33. thank you for hosting, what a great event!

    i would like to nominate this gorgeous tub caddy that i have been drooling over, which is made from reclaimed wood from a broken down old hardware store: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61033085/tub-caddy-made-of-reclaimed-oak-from-a
    what a great story and beautiful item!

    if i could be so bold, i'd also like to nominate one of my own items which is made from upcycled fabric scraps and can help save money on heating bills, keep energy from being wasted, and keep you o so toasty in the process: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/35530043

    it's a currently sold item because i'm in the middle of moving my etsy shop, but am making them all the time with materials that would otherwise go to waste.

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  34. p.s. i follow your blog and love reading it :)

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  35. i just shared a link about the Handmade Olympics on my shop's facebook page as well: http://www.facebook.com/geschichtenvonkat

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  36. just posted in the etsy thread about the items i've nominated...can't wait to see the top 10!

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  37. I nominate Maya Made for categori #3
    http://www.mayamade.blogspot.com/
    She creates beautiful eco friendly products. Her blog is inspiring and a delight to follow.

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  38. I'd like to nominate my plastic beasts. These beasts are made from kitchen and laundry waste materials and with some wire, pliers,and some imagination become something more. They are a great way to include children in process of turning everyday things into extraordinary monsters. I have also nominated these in the children's category.

    You can find the tutorial here:
    http://seven-stitches.blogspot.com/2010/08/plastic-beasts-and-vegan-taxidermy.html

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  39. I love this pillow http://www.etsy.com/listing/61897865/hope-12-x-16-removable-pillow-cover-with by NestaHome

    Thanks!

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  40. My nomination of self (that just sounds odd) is my blue pistachio shell flower brooch:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/55544933/pistachio-shell-flower-brooch-blue

    My nomination of another eco-artist is for jjevensen's fork coat rack: http://www.etsy.com/listing/55544933/pistachio-shell-flower-brooch-blue

    isn't that brilliant?!?

    I've followed the blog since last year, and will be tweeting and facebooking momentarily!

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  41. I love tresijas shop. She rescues manzanita wood and does all kinda crazy gorgeous stuff with it. This is a new one I found in her shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65817524/x-and-o-adjustable-wood-slice-ring

    She also uses old vinyl records to make jewelry.

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  42. I love the goodies "Repurpose Me" Rochelle creates. She has bibs and wallets in her etsy shop now, but I especially love the purse I got from her. See her purses and messenger bags here: http://repurposeme.wordpress.com/bio-rochelle/previous-work/purses-bags-and-wallets/

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  43. Hi hi!

    Thanks for taking time to create this fun event!

    I'd like to nominate my talented friend Isabella for her awesome recycled belts and wallets.

    http://www.readmyhips.ca

    And myself (sheepish grin), for my Kanzashi Flower Brooches made from recycled vintage silk scarves.

    http://www.smittenkitten.ca/products/a_kanzashi.html

    Thanks and good luck everyone!

    xo
    Amy

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  44. I'd like to nominate Groundwork's http://www.etsy.com/listing/62679432/ferns

    Her work is done with eco friendly inks and they're beautiful!!

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  45. My first nomination in this event is my Corn Maiden Style Feather Pendant from my EDCCollective Etsy shop. The cruelty free feathers and natural gemstones make this an eco-friendly accessory for your wardrobe.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/25351901/corn-maiden-style-feather-pendant

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  46. My second nomination in this event is Wooden Pendant - Bocote - Hand Carved by OutNumberedNovelties on Etsy. This is a great example of the pieces that this woodworker creates from scraps that others would likely throw in the trash.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63472282/wooden-pendant-bocote-hand-carved

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  47. My nomination for an Eco Friendly goodie is my wine country wine cork wreath.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65373640/wine-country-wine-cork-wreath

    All of my cork creations are handmade with recycled wine corks. In this particular wreath I hand pick the corks which show the wine stains, the chips, gouges, & cork screw holes which gives the wreath lots of character. Each cork is hand picked for color and texture to give the wreath a natural look.

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  48. My nomination for an Eco Friendly goodie is my cotton baby doll dress

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/25664364/unbleached-organic-eco-friendly-cotton

    And I'd like to nominate this linen dress made by AMBERSTUDIOS
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42882504/natural-linen-dress-with-tree-applique

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  49. I'm a fan of UPUP eco stationers.

    These are beautiful - http://www.etsy.com/listing/62128575/personalized-wedding-date-concert-poster

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  50. I would like to nominate Kirsty form Sixty one A and her driftwood house that she makes.
    http://www.folksy.com/items/1237805-Driftwood-Cottage?shop=yes

    and my own bags made from a shirt sleeve
    http://thingshandmade.blogspot.com/2011/01/sleeve-bag-tutorial.html

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  51. I nominate, this fantastic re-purposed drawer, jewelery organizer by bluebirdheaven.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62581972/repurposed-drawer-jewelry-organizer

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  52. I'd like to nominate this great repurposed sign from Repurposed On Purpose:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46413157/do-it-repurposed-sign

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  53. From my own shop, Strand Redesign, I would like to nominate my sheep tote which is made from repurposed fabrics:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66612449/handprinted-tote-with-black-sheep?ref=v1_other_2

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  54. I nominate MonicaJ's eco necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/43074688/lacey-fringed-and-frayed-crocheted

    Pretty and functional and reused!

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  55. My favorite category and I'm proud to be a sponsor of this event! It's difficult to choose just one, because I have so many eco-favorites. However, this product is a very unique and practical way to repurpose old books – a purse! http://www.etsy.com/listing/64288402/twenty-thousand-leagues-under-the-sea

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  56. i would like to nominate my - sneeze here - hankies made from upcycled t shirts.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65720268/sneeze-here-hankies-in-red-made-from

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  57. I would like to nominate my new Lucia bag made with organic fabric: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66482357/lucia-bag-in-beeps-peeps-organic-sateen
    I would also like to nominate this adorable nesting kit made by maddy and me: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62289487/eco-friendly-bird-nesting-kit-with-nest

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  58. I would like to nominate myself with this Vegan Headband that uses felt made of 100% post consumer plastic bottles http://www.etsy.com/listing/66493457/vegan-french-knot-floral-headband-in
    They have been a big hit in my Etsy shop. And one of my favorites http://www.etsy.com/listing/65096283/on-sale-only-for-a-limitied-time?ref=cat2_list_40
    Yahoo for recycling!

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  59. I would like to nominate my CD photo holder http://www.etsy.com/listing/66673902/custom-photo-cd-or-dvd-holder-preserve

    Made from 100% wool upcycled sweater and hand embroidery on upcycled muslin fabric.

    Thanks!!!
    klpich@aol.com

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  60. I'd like to nominate Astrosatchel's Retro Plaid Kitchen Apron: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61439976/kitchen-apron-retro-plaid

    It definitely makes me want to bake!

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  61. Oh yeah, I'd also like to nominate my Astronaut earrings:http://www.etsy.com/listing/35155522/astronauts-earrings

    They're made from illustrations found in damaged vintage books.

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  62. I'd like to nominate one of my own 'up-cycled' creations: My 'Sweet Sweater Pumpkins'! I designed them from the scraps of old sweater arms back in 2007, and have shared them on my blog each fall since - which has inspired countless others to create them, too! I sell them through our business, 'Retreat', at vintage shows (everything we make is from reclaimed materials).

    My 'Sweet Sweater Pumpkins' are featured on my personal blog at: http://hummadeedledee.blogspot.com/2009/09/sweet-sweater-pumpkin-time.html (and other posts) Thank you for your consideration!

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  63. I'd also like to nominate a joint project created by my husband and I for our business, 'Retreat'. He salvaged a baby grand piano carcass and rebuilt it - as a BAR! When he was done, I covered it with vintage piano player music (appropriate, yes?!) and vintage sheet music. The resulting 'Piano Bar' debuted at Farm Chicks in 2009 to rave reviews and went viral on blogs. She's a one of a kind work of art, and the star of our living room now!

    View her here: http://retreatdesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/retreats-collaged-piano-bar.html

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  64. This is a fantastic idea! I nominate one of my upcycled tshirt scarves from my shop. Thanks!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66542077/romantic-pink-eco-friendly-tshirt-scarf

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  65. I know Christmas is over, but these vintage stockings are eco-minded by using a vintage tablecloth that would have otherwise been tossed with holes and stains throughout.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62459434/holiday-stocking-with-vintage-fabric

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  66. A friend forwarded the Handmade Olympics event to me. This looks fun and I am so glad to have stumbled upon the rikrak studio.
    So....I am here now to nominate my purses, bags and/ or or wallets which are created from fabric I make by heat fusing recycled plastic bags.

    http://repurposeme.wordpress.com/bio-rochelle/previous-work/purses-bags-and-wallets/

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  67. I nominate SnowCreekWoodWorks http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnowCreekWoodworks

    They use mostly recycled wood

    megancrose at gmail dot com

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  68. I would like to nominate my shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartistshouse, specifically I would like to nominate an eco-friendly pillow that I made from an old skirt, vintage fabric, and felted wool:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62952253/red-repurposed-flower-and-vintage-fabric

    And here is a matching pillow made from the same re-purposed skirt:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67074525/red-repurposed-flower-on-a-20x20-pillow

    Along with my shop, I would also like to nominate: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63776084/market-bag-veggies-and-polka-dots
    because this proves that reusing bags can be stylish and green.

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  69. For this event I would like to nominate andyeatsonlycandy recycled and screenprinted tote, as her reused/reloved fabric is a winner.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36866633/vesihiisi-tote-made-from-recycled-fabric

    And I would also would like to nominate my upcyled mixed media art blocks, made from the remnants of sustainable coconut and bamboo flooring:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64986264/telepathy-between-sisters-is-desirable

    moonandlion (on Etsy)

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  70. I've also tweeted about the Olympics :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonandlion/status/32366644189732864

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  71. And shared on facebook too!
    http://www.facebook.com/moonandlion

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  72. From my own shop I would like to nominate my upcycled paperworks.

    http://en.dawanda.com/product/10996366-SERIF-Prawda-Perlen

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  73. From my own shop I'd like to nominate the ABC GarLands

    http://en.dawanda.com/product/16067930-ABC-GirLande

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  74. I would like to nominate the cherryred rabbit kids of schwester-a

    http://en.dawanda.com/product/10032782-LEE-75-cm-KIRSCHROT-Hasenkind-mit-Schal

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  75. i would like to nominate my leather journals that you can find here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ConduitPress?section_id=6813521

    They are all created with upcycled scrap leather found in various places and recycled drawing paper!

    Also, Anita from ReFind Originals does the same with her leather- only she makes GORGEOUS bags! http://www.refindoriginals.com/

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  76. OK, I'm gonna nominate one of my own items: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65577231/apple-green-mohair-purse-with-vintage

    thanks for your consideration!

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  77. natural fabric softener:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58253832/laundry-detergent-fabric-softener-all-in

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  78. This is so fun, thanks for this great opportunity! I would like to nominate my friend Dawanna's jewelry shop, she uses recycled silver and bronze and her pieces inspire people to dream and love and grow
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/peacesofindigo?ga_search_query=peacesofindig&ga_search_type=seller_usernames

    I would also like to nominate my shop as I am very environmentally conscious in everything I do, but I do have specific pieces that have recycled elements that can be searched in my shop with the tag eco friendly http://www.etsy.com/shop/BrookeJewelry

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  79. I just tweeted a link to this and put a link on facebook to this event:)

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  80. I nominate myself :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/53722208/fiesta-paper-bead-necklace

    A lot of my shop is stuff made out of recycled paper. Everything is finished with an acrylic finish to make them wearable!

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  81. I'd like to nominate kootsac's reusable food & produce bags: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61228254/reusable-food-bags-set-of-three-large

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