Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
From Kid Independent:
"The funds raised through “Best Dressed 2013″ will be used by World Families Australia to educate a group of children from a small community in Liwan, Ethiopia. These children come from illiterate families and are among the FIRST to be educated. They are the future doctors, nurses, teachers, etc in their village and their education will not only change their own lives but the lives of their families, their local community and future generations."
What a great project to support. If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or friend who would love this dress for their birthday or even Christmas, now is a great time to support such a worthy cause.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The picture above is of a few of my favourite recent op shop finds- a pair of vintage bed sheets which I'll use to make upcycled nighties or pyjama pants for my shop, a gorgeous St. Albans mohair rug, and a brand new pair of Ish shoes (handmade leather shoes from the Otways), that will fit Evie in a few years ($2!)
As for a challenge for this year- I plan to buy no meat from the supermarket. I'm trying to not buy much at all from the supermarket, I'll get food from other places where possible, and support small local businesses. It has been made easier with a local business (in my local shopping strip) called Warren & Hutch, who sell free range and organic meats, local where possible. We don't eat a lot of meat, and I mostly eat chicken and fish, but when we do, it must be ethically sourced. Warren & Hutch has new owners who have given it a fresh renovation, and are bringing in more local foods, I'm now buying Shultz's organic milk from there too. This challenge should be quite easy!