Sunday, July 22, 2007

Elephant Journal Fabulousness

ReLove Projects was in a fabulous national magazine! Elephant Journal, based here in Boulder, is a great inspiration for the mindful life. If you are interested in yoga, buddhism, environmentalism, community, and other positive living experiences, then click HERE to get this great mag in your area. I wrote an email regarding local soy ink printing options (bottom left column continuing to the upper right). Not much, I know, but it's a start! You can also read it from Elephant's website

Thursday, July 19, 2007

More New Stuff

I just posted these bags today. Check out my etsy store HERE if you are interested in buying them :). The Tahitian Flower Bag is made from a shirt I bought in San Francisco, and the Darling Daisy is made from a vintage house dress that I actually used to wear. I looked like a good June in it!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Get it while it's hot!

I JUST listed this fabulous pink bag made from a recycled scarf. The pattern is just gorgeous! It would be a very light, perfect summer bag. Click HERE to see the details!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dreamers & Doers

I barely posted the Bonita Bag before it sold! I'm very exited that someone snagged it so quickly. Also, say a final goodbye to the fabulous octopus card as it sold also-- unless you are the lucky recipient!

Thank you to everyone that recycles and supports creative recycling too! Thank you to Tara and Sarah, both in California, who purchased the Bonita Bag and the Octopus Card. I can't do this without your support!

At my day job everyone now saves every bit of paperboard for me to review before recycling. It is great! I get beautiful tea boxes, greeting cards, postcards, and all sorts of great materials for business cards, tags, and my vintage fabric cards (as seen above). I pulled this quote off a tea box that I got from work (Celestial Seasonings Green Tea and based in Boulder, also the home of ReLove Projects) (it was fun creating all those links. But on with it already!) SO, ahem, here is the quote from the tea box:
"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."
-Sarah Ban Breathnach
I love that. I so often get lost in my dreams, but they can't get out into the world unless I do something with them. One other quote that I remember from a few years ago and love, again it is about the doing (and I'm sorry, I have no idea who said it. If anyone knows, please comment!):
"It's the energy you bring to the time you have that produces the extraordinary."

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


I found this link through the Style Will Save Us website previously mentioned. This is sort of like but everything is free! There are groups everywhere (over 4,000!)- the UK, France, Germany, and the US. People join and then post either stuff they are giving away or things they are looking for. Go to for more info, to look for a group in your area, and/or to join. (I think it goes without saying, but it is free to join!). This comes directly from the website and sealed the deal for me:
"The Freecycle Network was started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson's downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. The Network provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to "recycle" unwanted items. One person's trash can truly be another's treasure!"
Tell me about your experiences in the comments. I know I responded regarding some women's dresses, so we'll see how that goes!

Monday, July 2, 2007


The Green Portland Bag didn't last long before it was snagged! You might see it roaming the streets of San Francisco soon. I love that my bags have stories- the Portland was made from a vintage dress that I bought in San Fran to begin with, and now it's going back to its place of origin. It makes me wonder if the gal that bought it recognized the fabric.
On a separate note: ReLove Projects has been chosen as one of Fancy Tiger's mini crafters! Every third Friday they host a mini craft fair, which will be great fun. ReLove Projects will be setting up shop August 17, 2007, so stop by and visit if you can. There will be a live DJ, other crafters, and if that's not enough to draw you in there will also be cupcakes AND Fancy Tiger is the coolest store in Denver! So come one, come all!