We’re doing a joint fabric and pattern giveaway with Funky Friends Factory. Thanks to Pauline for joining us in this fun collaboration. We hope you’ll enjoy it!
Here’s the info from Pauline…
I have been having such fun making some baby toys from organic interlock fabric!
When I received the fabric from Organic Cotton Plus, and I really wasn’t sure how my Funky Friends would turn out as I haven’t used cotton interlock before! I found that it was really easy to sew with ( I just used a ball point needle and an all purpose polyester machine thread as it is a jersey/knit type fabric) and I am so excited by how cute my toys turned out!
This is my Dilby Duck toy sewing pattern made up in Banana yellow and Butterscotch eco-dyed organic cotton Interlock.
And this my Plattie Platypus toy sewing pattern made up in Baby Blue and Banana.
I just LOVE their fabric names!
And look how cute Petunia Pig looks in Pink and Plum!
All you’ll need is some organic stuffing (Organic Cotton Plus has that too! ) and some 100% wool felt flowers, and you’ll have a 100% organic baby toy!
AND NOW for the EXCITING NEWS:
This week I am teaming up with Organic Cotton Plus to give away some of their fabulous Organic Interlock fabric and some Funky Friends Factory Patterns!
So what can you win?
We have THREE Prizes up for grabs
- Each winner will receive Organic Cotton Interlock in 2 different colours AND the matching Funky Friends Factory PATTERN to make ONE of the 3 Funky Friends toys above. (Dilby Duck, Plattie Platypus or Petunia Piglet).
How do you enter?
- Leave a comment on the Organic Cotton Plus Blog (just below) to say which eco-dyed organic interlock colour is your favourite.
- Leave a comment here below to say which of the 3 organic cotton Funky Friends you think is the cutest. (Dilby Duck, Plattie Platypus or Petunia Piglet).
- For an extra entry you can also leave a comment on both our Facebook pages and/or Twitter!
Organic Cotton Plus Facebook page is HERE
Funky Friends Factory Facebook page is HERE
*** The winner will be announced on FRIDAY February 8th 2013 ***
Thanks for entering and GOOD LUCK everyone!!!!
Whether you are crafting as a hobby or running a business, it’s important to be environmentally friendly and responsible. This approach not only appeals to your customer base, but it makes your endeavors more sustainable and affordable.
Here are just a few suggestions to help you make your business or hobby a greener space:
Recycle: Does your city offer curbside recycling? If it does, take full advantage of it by collecting paper, plastic and metals in separate bins. You should also check with your town’s waste management website to see what they do and do not accept. If curbside isn’t an option, you can research Earth911.com to find a drop off recycling center near you.
Turn off equipment when it's not being used: This can reduce the energy used by 25 percent; turning off the computers at the end of the day can save an additional 50 percent.
Encouraging communications by email and reading email messages onscreen to determine whether it's necessary to print them. If it's not, don't!
Reduce fax-related paper waste by using a fax-modem and by using a fax cover sheet only when necessary. Fax-modems allow documents to be sent directly from a computer, without requiring a printed hard copy.
Produce double-sided documents whenever possible.
Don’t leave a faucet dripping; always close them tightly after use. (One drop wasted per second wastes 2,000 gallons per year.)
Install displacement toilet dams in toilet reservoirs. Placing one or two plastic containers filled with stones (not bricks) in the toilet's reservoir will displace about 1 gallon of water per flush – a huge reduction of water use over the course of a year.
Use recycled paper wherever possible. This can be for your business cards, invoices and marketing materials.
Choose suppliers who take back packaging for reuse. Use a critical eye to see where you can reduce plastic or use reusable materials. Ask yourself how you can make this more sustainable. Can you use minimal packaging? What about reusable packaging such as craft paper? It’s always better to choose metal, glass, and paper over plastic.
Search for "greener" products and services in the local community. The further your supplies or service providers have to travel, the more energy will be used to get them to you.
Reuse existing office furniture, it may just need to be refurbished. It's less expensive than buying new and better for the environment.
How do you make your craft business or hobby more environmentally friendly? Please post in the comments below, we would love to hear your ideas!
DEAL OF THE MONTH!
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout October, all of our Eco Dyed Pink Solids, Pink Prints, and our Carnation Thread will be on sale at 15% off our regular prices.
In addition, at the end of the month, Organic Cotton Plus will donate 15% of the total month's sales of Pink items to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Just look for the Pink Awareness Ribbon on any Pink or Pink-Printed item and use the Coupon Code thinkpink to help us raise money for Breast Cancer Research!
Coconut and river shell buttons-how much earthier can you get! These high quality buttons are great for bags, coats, pants, or any of your own crafts. For June only, all of our buttons are 50% off! (Coupon Code: buttonmeup)
During the month of April, our entire selection of Harmony Art fabrics are on sale at 15% off our regular prices.
Use coupon code Harmony at checkout, if you have selected any product from the Harmony Art section for purchase.
Shop Harmony Art fabrics now!
During the month of March, our 12-oz. Style #15783-03 60 Natural Denim is on sale at 25% off the regular price.
Customers can go directly to the Natural Wovens page and purchase this fabric at the already-discounted sale price, no coupon code necessary.
Shop Natural Denim now.
During the month of February, our entire selection of Limited Time products are on sale at 15% off our regular prices.
Use coupon code Groundhog at checkout, if you have selected any product from the Limited Time section for purchase.
Shop Limited Time products now.