Thursday, February 28, 2008
I made this toddler t-shirt as my entry for the EFA march challenge. The theme is "green". The cats have been appliqued on a green backstage toddler tee from alternative apparel, using a ziz-zag stitch. 25% of the sales will be donated to the charity of the month. This is a size 12-18 mos.
In my etsy shop Here. All entries for the Etsy for Animals March challenge get the tag: "efagreen".
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
For those who thought that genetically modified corn and soy was the worst thing to hit the American diet since corn syrup, comes news that the FDA last month approved the selling of the meat and milk of the offspring of cloned animals...Even if cloning is eventually found to be perfectly safe, there's still many other problems with meat production in America. It's not just the steroids and antibiotics that are fed to the animals that end up in the blood streams of those who consume cows, pigs and other creatures. It's also the quality of meat itself. Not to mention the cruelty inherent in raising animals to be slaughtered for food.
Why do coal and cement companies use little kids to spread their message about the wonders of their products? Why does BMW use wind turbines in their ads when their cars do not run on wind? Why do marketers think that hippie imagery sells?
I like the last ad better, just because my dad worked for shell for 30 years. Flowers, children, hippies at the service of those big companies...
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I am really happy that one of my favorite flickr group is back! Textile Tuesday had been inactive for a long period of time, but some new themes have been launched. One of them is: CAT. I used to crochet my themes, but wanted to try something different. My cat has been embroidered on denim jeans. Take a look at our flickr group to check out other members'work. No deadline, no rules...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I had this huge XXL Guns and Roses t-shirt and that super soft toddler tee from alternative apparel. My favorite pair of scissors. A little bit of zig-zag stitich. This is One of A Kind for fans only! This is a size 12-18 mos.
A cotton bollworm eating a boll...You can't beat Nature. Click on the title to get the article. It is related to one of my previous post about the cotton revolution in India
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
With my new machine, I wanted to embroider flowers to embellish a little bit her new pair of pants. When asked, my daughter said she wanted a sun, so a sun it was! And one on the back too!
The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," or "trash vortex" - essentially a floating expanse of waste and debris in the Pacific Ocean is now covering an area twice the size of the continental U.S. Believed to hold almost 100m tons of flotsam, this vast "plastic soup" stretches 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan.
The pernicious effects of this "trash vortex" aren't just limited to the marine ecosystem either. Every year, hundreds of millions of nurdles, tiny pieces of plastic, are dumped into or lost at sea, where they eventually make their way into the food chain by acting as sponges for a variety of anthropogenic chemicals (e.g. hydrocarbons and DDT).