December 3, 2010

The 3 R's - Part 3

I posted in June on reducing and in September on reusing. Now it's time for a post on recycling. I always think that reusing and recycling aren't all that far apart, but I guess the difference is that reusing means using something again for the same purpose, while recycling is making it into something entirely new. Which brings me to:


This is a great little store located in the heart of Osborne Village in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Owner Andee sells awesome handmade goods, many crafted in Winnipeg, and some created in the back of her store. She has a MySpace page, and Etsy site, and a blog, but none of these do her store justice. Which is a shame because she's doing something really unique and wonderful in this city.

She's a fibre freak (since I don't really know her except from shopping in her store, I hope she won't mind me calling her that) who is constantly creating new things from old. Clothes, bags, belts and accessories - all from recycled fabrics and yarn. Plus she crochets. And her inspiration is her mom. How nice is that?

Christmas is just a few weeks away and I always feel stressed out and heavy at this time of year. But supporting local crafters and artisans takes the edge of those feelings. It also helps me not have a meltdown over all those knitting projects that aren't quite done!

Wishing you joy and peace and lots of craftiness.

3 comments:

Mrs. J said...

My husband and I are working to reduce, reuse, and recycle. As part of that, we've been working to figure out what we can give to our family as gifts. I'm trying to get crafty and recycle some of our unused belongings into new and useful gifts. Thanks for the post!

Dandee said...

Thanks SO much for this wonderful little feature on my shop! I really appreciate your support for handmade and recycling. MOOOWAH!
-andee, Owner of Sew Dandee

Terrence Flendersen said...

I'm trying to get crafty and recycle some of our unused belongings into new and useful gifts. Thanks for the post! acrylic display cases