Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Habitat For Humanity

Last week I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity through the networking group Women In Design. The Metro Denver Habitat for Humanity is currently working on the Bails Townhome Community consisting of 24 units. Our task of the day was to finish insulating the houses. Most of the insulation was finished the day before but we had to go into each unit and add insulation between the rafters and in the crawl spaces. Honestly, I would of preferred to be framing or painting but I was happy to lend a hand. On this day, there were 50 volunteers and this number ranges from 50-100 any given day. They have a great crew of young Americorp workers that are the leaders on the projects and explain how to do all the tasks and keep people working. It was a good day and something I've always wanted to do. I hope to volunteer for Habitat more in the future.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Consciously Comfortable

I'm so excited about my new "shoes" I purchased from Steep and Cheap for $25.00.
Simple Parley Slippers
They are so comfortable and durable, I will be wearing them constantly. Well, until my feet are too hot to handle the wool. Besides being comfortable and cute these shoes are 100% Sustainable. The Simple brand is notably a company doing well what so many companies need to be doing. They not only use sustainable materials in their products they also make them using sustainable practices. Check out the new Simple spring styles...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sewing-Bird and Tree Pillow

I actually made this pillow a few months ago but thought I'd add it to the blog for some 'natural' inspiration. This was done with a combination of a linen background fabric, memo samples from various fabric lines, and buttons. I did this all free hand and then pieced it together until I was happy with the layout. Overall, I like it because of the textural earthy element of the fabrics and the design.