Friday, April 18, 2008

Shoe thief and Hemp sheets

I was ready to catch a bus home after "Babies, books and rhymes" at the library this morning, when I caught a glimpse of Evie in a reflection in a window (she was in a Beco carrier on my back). She was holding something, but I hadn't given her anything. I eventually got her to hand it to me and it was a little shoe- complete with a Myer sticker on the sole. She had just pinched it from Myer, and we made it out the door with no-one knowing! I didn't have time to take it back, but I will when I get the chance.
This second (rather dark) photo is of fresh hemp sheets just put on our bed. I love hemp sheets, and I'm testing them out to see how long they last. We've had organic cotton ones in the past, but still managed to put a toe through them after only a couple of years, so thought we'd try hemp. Well, 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton, for a bit of extra softness. They are quite thick, but will soften with age. Hemp sheets are environmentally sustainable as they are said to last a very long time due to strong fibres, hemp requires very little water and no pesticides to grow, and the ones we bought were packaged in a cardboard box, with absolutely no plastic.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Hi Alicia, you have a blog and an etsy shop. Well done.

Cosy said...

Your Shoe Thief story made me laugh!

Jo said...

aren't their little hands so quick... too funny!

I love the sound of those hemp sheets too - I think that is what I will have a look around for next time we need sheets.

Rach said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog. I have seen your creations on etsy - very cute.

Ginger_nut said...

I'd love to know your supplier for the sheets - hemp is a fabulous fibre - it lasts and lasts, is incredibly strong and just gets softer with age (but I gather I am preaching to the choir!)

I'm currently trying to track down some local hemp knitting yarn - even certified organically-grown cotton has so much processing and uses so much water that it really isn't all that good for the Oz environment. I'm hoping that the NSW hemp project will be a success and they will be able to process a hemp yarn.

I look forward to hearing more about your small choices to lower your impact on the planet.