Green Crafters, Unite!!

Check this out! I’m in the Tucson Green Magazine!

I interviewed for this article over a week ago, but had no idea when it would be published.

The first sentence reads, “The T-shirt peaking out of her sweater says it all: “Craft or Die”. This is a woman who takes her hobby seriously.” (This is the t-shirt)

Well, the article discusses the things I’ve been trying to do to be green. For example; thrifting for craft material, buying handmade and refashioning. I made sure to mention Wardrobe Refashion and the Buy Handmade Pledge, two very worthy green efforts.

I just have to share this last little bit of the article:

“There’s something pretty powerful in these small creative acts. Not only are Lord and people like her making their corners of the globe more beautiful, artful places to exist, they’re connecting with similarly inclined green crafters, sharing ideas and values, spreading the simple code of recycling into every aspect of modern life.

“For the first time in my life I am meeting people like me—crafters with my same values,” she says, smiling and feeling good that, however solitary the crafting life is, there are thousands more like her out there doing the same thing, and most of those thousands, like her, are mothers and wives and friends. . . Isn’t that how revolutions get started?

Could “Craft or Die” become the rallying cry for a new movement of green crafters, who will one day single-handedly bring down this wasteful consumer culture that has all of us on an exhausting, soul-crushing treadmill of credit cards, traffic jams, and cheap imports filled with poison? Let’s hope so.”

In the Tucson Green Magazine — Article and Photo by Tim Hull

I guess January is my publicity month. Last year it was HGTV, this year it’s all about being green! I’ve been working on recycled craft items to put in my shop. I’d better put a rush on my update!

And while we are on the subject of being green, if you haven’t already seen this, please take 20 minutes to check it out. I think it’s a pretty good eye-opener.

Click on the image to check it out! You can find this on my side bar as well.

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11 Responses to Green Crafters, Unite!!

  1. Heather says:

    You go girl!!! Wow! Thanks for sharing all this with us. I watched the story of stuff and it almost made me want to cry. I have been trying harder to recycle, thrift and buy/make handmade… it’s really not enough. I am sending the link to everyone I know! Thanks for being such a great inspiration in the green world and a great crafter! =)

  2. Karyn says:

    Wow!!! That is so exciting! Congratulations!

    I watched “the story of stuff” about a month ago. It really hit home with me, I think everyone needs to watch it.

  3. cindy says:

    Great job!! Pretty exciting stuff. It does sound like January is your month.

  4. Nichola says:

    Thanks for the mention! Love the t-shirt 🙂

  5. andrea says:

    Congrats again! This is so very cool and you truly are an inspiration and a revolutionary.

  6. Aunt Jenny says:

    Congrats Sista and thank you for making the world a more beautiful and artful place:)
    I love you!

  7. Oh wow! Congrats Regina! 🙂
    I think about a month ago, Ben was watching the story of stuff & told me I had to see it. It was good to watch & think about. Definitely something more people should see.

  8. Michelle says:

    AWESOME! That is so totally fantastic! So, when can you quit your “day job?” Just kidding, I know you’re helping loads of people with that, too. :0)

    I watched the Story of Stuff with my girls, and talked about it for the rest of the evening… geez, really makes you think. Thanks.

  9. kristin says:

    verrrry cool. yay to you and yay to them for spreading the word 🙂

  10. Anastasia says:

    thats fanastic!! bravo…you go girl!!

  11. wow that was you? i’ve been lurking on your blog for a few months now, and i saw that article, but didn’t make the connection. too cool!

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