Posted by Penny
on April 24, 2013
Growing Challenge (Month 1) from The Little Veggie Patch Co on Vimeo.
One of the reasons I don’t tend to try harder at growing veggies in my garden is that I usually get an extremely small yield – a tomato here, a spring onion there, a worm eaten beetroot or a bitter little radish. (Possibly this is due to the fact that my garden is mostly concrete but still). I have loved The Little Veggie Patch Co for a good while now – their determination in helping us suburban folks in growing our own foods is endlessly enthusiastic, plus my heart always swells a little when I see their cute little van driving around my hood, with the guys wearing their straw hats.
But for the more economically minded among us, their Growing Challenge is a pretty rad idea – tracking how much in financial value their little veggie patch is growing for them, month by month. Take a look! And you can visit the garden at Fed Square in Melbourne too.
Follow Little Veggie Patch Co on Facebook for all the veggie growing gossip. xx
Did you see that MONA (Tasmania’s amazing art gallery / museum) is opening a Red Queen themed exhibition soon? I might just have to go down there again! It made me think of tea parties, and then after several hours of poking around on Etsy and the internet in general I have some fun tea party finds. Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop online because it literally has everything.
1. Vintage 1950s SWIRL wrap dress from BessGeorgette – for wearing to the tea party! Buying vintage is great because you’ll be wearing something nobody else will, and you don’t need to worry about your hard earned cash supporting a company who uses sweatshops.
2. Vintage baby blue imperial 70 typewriter from epochco – for writing invitations or just adding to the awesomeness of your home.
3. Screen Printed Organic Cotton Bicycle Cloth Napkins by ohlittlerabbit – recycled paper napkins are usually pretty ugly, but cloth napkins are the best. Use them over & over!
4. Card – You’re Seriously the Best by HappyDappyBits – for inviting friends to your tea party, or thanking them for attending.
5. Vereco: blue cup/saucers, set of six from ThatRetroPiece – for sipping soy chai, or maybe a hot chocolate.
P.S. I think at the tea party we would eat this cake (love me some raw food desserts) and listen to some Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. xx
Posted by Penny
on April 13, 2013
Plan Toys Green Dollhouse with Furniture
Some favourite articles and things from around the web.
This is just fun. The best eco friendly dollhouses. Some are especially perfect for the kiddo who lives in a modern solar-panel-and-double-glazed-window style home. (Inhabitots, via Twitter)
The Age website has a new small business section, with some actually very useful articles. Of note, this great article about the founder of Lopees organic cotton reusable envelopes, and this article about using social media. (The Age)
Humans of New York is my new favourite photo blog.
A couple of great articles on Eco Chick lately about fast fahion retailers – including this one about the Billionaire CEOs of fast fashion retailers, with a special spotlight reserved for the CEO of Zara, a chain who just can’t shrug the allegations about slave labour. (Eco Chick).