15 minutes…..

Welcome CA readers!** I am glad you stopped by Gwenshouse and hope you find inspiration and ideas about how to begin or continue to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I also hope you will share what you are doing to reduce consumption and produce less waste by making things yourself and creatively reusing what you have.*


Here are some shortcuts for you:

Read about how I make my own laundry detergent.
View some bags, pillows, quilts and other items made of old clothes.
See the beach bag made from orange CA bags.
Join MIFA’s Love Cap Knitting and Crocheting Program.

For further reading, visit these useful sites:

Home Made Laundry Detergent
Guide to Less Toxic Products
Down to Earth -A blog about simple living
Path to Freedom -Urban Homesteading
The Hillbilly Housewife -Low cost home cooking from scratch

thrifted clothes

And to jump start your crafty muse:

Wardrobe Refashion
Art for Housewives
Trashion Nation

two dress refashionfinished bag
shorts and skort refashionfinished

*To leave a comment or question, click on “Post a Comment” below. Those without a Livejournal account can select “anonymous” and start writing in the text box. If I know you, be sure to sign your name!

** Last month our local newspaper, the Commercial Appeal, asked for reader input on how to green your home. I sent in some ideas and they sent a reporter and photographer to the house! The article appeared this morning and you can read it here.


One Response to “15 minutes…..”

  1. Natasha Orozco Says:

    Wow I clicked on your blog from a craftster post and have really enjoyed alot of your blogs. Great Job!

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