- I’m slowly trying to update this page. Here’s some trash-free baby photos (she’s now 27th months old, so these are long overdue).
Above: I’m in the kitchen showing off the Harmony Organic Milk in Glass bottles. We still use and reuse some of the smaller plastic bags for bulk items or wrapping around containers with liquid bulk items to prevent leaks. You can see one hanging to dry behind me.
Below: These are photos that photo blogger Sam Javanrouh took for Urbanite Magazine. You can view his other work at www.dailydoseofimagery.com
This is the card I made for Kyle for his birthday. The base is a label for flowers-Kyle collects them from work. Then I used old magazines, text books and a piece of a plastic window from an envelope. Above is the front of the card, below is the inside and the back.
Here is the card Kyle made for me for our anniversary, using the same sorts of materials. The first picture is the front and the second is the inside. I’m not sure why there is a big white thing- I will post a better picture soon. The last is the front and back together.
Below is a picture of me with a variety of cards that I made, during a card making workshop that I lead at a local ESL school (Toronto Conversation Corner). It’s a bit ironic that I misspelled “existing” while teaching ESL! Fortunately, no one noticed.:)
Here is a “painting” I did from the incidental trash we made from 2002-2004 while trying not to make any. My idea was to do all the vital organs, but I never made it past the lungs because I thought they were so ugly and that it looked like a grade 4 Science project. Any how, you can see for yourself. All the canvasses we use are rescued from the garbage or collected from people who wanted to throw them in the garbage (unwanted paintings we paint over for better or for worse).
Here is a slipper that I darned. I used black yarn so you can see it really well. Usually I try to use the same colour as the original item of clothing so the darning job blends in, but since it was on the bottom of my slipper, I didn’t care.
Above is the newly darned sleeve of my grandad’s sweater. He died when I was 6 and my Dad got this sweater. I’m not sure who got it next, but eventually when I was about 15, I took it and have been wearing it ever since. It is a lovely blue zippered cardigan with a grey stripe and a little fox on it. It had been falling apart fro some time and I finally fixed it!
The pic below is a lovely pair of reinvented pants I made for Kyle. Basically he cut a pair of pants into shorts and then discovered he couldn’t wear shorts to work (at a previous job), so I sewed cuffs from another altered pair onto the bottom to make a “new” pair of pants. Stylish. Kyle looks hot in them, unless he hikes them up to his chest, which he sometimes does to tease me.
The night before our month of no trash (January 16th), we had all our favorite things that we wouldn’t be able to any more. Here’s Kyle with his last bag of chips.
Our last floss.
Here’s the last bag of garbage….
…on it’s way to the curb
After we took the garbage out, we noticed the trash bin trying to tell us something….
I’m trying to get all the photos onto this page-it’s a slow process. If you need more, for now, look through the body of the blog. They are posted through out!