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t-shirt shag rug tutorial

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in blue, buying local, Chicago, christmas, concious consumption, craft, design, diy, eco friendly, generation t, gifts, recycled, room decor, rug, shag rug, tshirts, tutorial, upcycled, waste-free | 144 comments

  Here it is, finally! My shag rug is complete. I love how it feels under my feet, and if it starts to look a little flat, I pick it up, shake it, and it fluffs right back up!  It took some time but I finished it and I’m glad I decided to make one. You can too, especially if you like to cut up t-shirts but never know what to do with the scraps afterwards. The scraps from my scarves are perfect candidates for making a rug. And this craft is very easy, even children can learn...

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Join the Sierra Club No Impact Challenge!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in concious consumption, No Impact Man, No Impact Week, Sierra club | 2 comments

I happened to watch No Impact Man about a month ago and still am inspired by his year-long purge of all things unfriendly to the earth. So, first things first, here is a little reminder to go and watch No Impact Man! Second, he has now posted a challenge, in conjunction with the Sierra Club, for you all to try going no-impact for ONE WEEK! Hey, if Colin and his wife and small child (who, by the way, are dragged into the project more by default than choice and who manage everything very...

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