Our Children's Earth

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Opened a store! March 4, 2018

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So I have definitely been MIA the past while! I opened a store, The a Local Artisan Collective and that has literally taken all my time! I am working on getting more tutorials and updates written! Come on girl, you got THIS!!

In the meantime, if your local come hang out at my store located at 2371 Kiesel Avenue in Ogden on the south side of TheJunction.

I am super lucky to have a great business partner Jenny Venegas. She and her hubby own Galleon’s Gold Jewelry. He is a 16th generation silversmith and I adore them both!

I also get the privilege of hanging out with over 70 local artist who sell their items in the collective and/or teach classes also. We have classes from glassblowing, nature journaling, plant based dyes, silver smith, leather working, fashion shows and more!

We did win The Best Art Gallery from The Indie Ogden Awards which was pretty dang cool!

Thanks for hanging in their as I totally expanded my business to another level. See you soon !

 

Up cycled pants from an old skirt. March 30, 2016

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I love the wide leg whimsical pants. I wanted to try and make some from am old skirt.  They are so easy to make!  

Supplies needed:
Scissors
Skirt you no longer like
Pair of pants that fit you good
Sewing  machine or serger

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Fold your skirt in half so that you can find the middle of the skirt.   This will be the inside part of your pants.

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Lay your nice fitting pants on top of your skirt so you know how long to cut to.

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Then lay skirt back out to cut the bottom layer of the skirt.  

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Inside out the skirt and sew the two edges together.

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They are done!   Simple and easy!

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Making Recycled Valentine’s February 11, 2016

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I was inspired by my crafty friend who was making these awesome Valentine’s with her kiddos.  I fell  in love with them as soon as I saw the recycled dictionary paper.

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Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own:
1.  Supplies needed:
Old dictionary, or any book
Glue
Paint (you could use crayons, makers etc..)

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2.  Take the pages from the book.  Fold the paper in half and glue the edges.

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3.  Draw or paint a heart on the front.

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4.  While these dry, write a kind note to your friend or family.

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5.  Put the notes in the envelopes and your done!

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Wild Women Symposium May 2015 August 17, 2015

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I have come to love the Wild Women Symposium events.  I was just atThe Wild Women Symposium in May and had a wonderful time.  Here is what they have to say about the event: It is brought to you by Suzanne Wagner’s Wild Women Series, which is designed for women looking to connect, explore and live the full expression of their wild feminine archetypes. Divided into three powerful series: Life, Love, and Light, each serves as a portal to access the collective wisdom of like-minded women from all over the world.

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Every event I go to is filled with supportive and loving women.  It feels my heart with joy when I am at these. Here are some photos of some of the incredible women in their new Our Children’s Earth items:

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You can find more information at: wildwomensymposium.com

 

Awaken Your Heart Event April 12, 2015

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Awaken Your Hearts Event
DISCOVER ~ EMBRACE ~ EMPOWER
A Joyful Heart and Lifestyle
Through a Community Sharing
Healthy ~ Wholesome ~ Healing Alternative Options

This was our second time doing an Awaken Your Heart Event.  We had a great time yesterday. Here are some pictures of our booth:

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We also got to hang out with Athena from Simply Eden Goat Milk Soap.  We love, LOVE having our booth next to her. Not only is she fun to hang with but her booth makes everything smell so amazing!!! 

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We also loved having Greenwood Charter School next to us.  I enjoyed seeing Susan and Diana. I am on the Board for this school and I am so excited to have my children to attend next year.  You can find out more about their holistic approach at http://www.greenwoodcharter.org.

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One of our favorite jewelry makers was here also.  We adore Jenny and Rene from Galleons Gold.

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Tina from Never Growin Up is also one of our favorite spots to stop and say hi. Her fairy gardens are magical:

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Some of our new friends from 709 photography:

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Carol Nash wearing her new Full Moon and Wolf jackets from us. She is so talented working with essential oils.

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There are so many wonderful people at this event, this is not even close to a quarter of them:

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We also loved having some of our AWESOME friends and family come hang out (the ones we got pictures of):

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To find out more about these events in the future:  http://www.awakenyourhearts.com

 

Recycled Decor at Carlos and Harleys April 5, 2015

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The family and I went to an awesome restaurant today.  It is called Carlos and Harleys in Eden, Utah.

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We had such a great time. They had a bunch of vegetarian options, and they tasted amazing!! 

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Vegitarian Enchiladas

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Veggie Fajita

The real reason I am telling you about this is that the restaurant was full of cool recycled decor.

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I love to support great local eateries but this place had the added bonus of such cool recycled items in it. 

P.S.  The dancing staff that were just so kind is another bonus for this place!

 

Ogden Area Influencers Summit March 26, 2015

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I decided to go to the Ogden Area Influencers Summit last Friday.  I have not been to an event like this before.  It was a chance for businesses to connect with bloggers and Instagramers.  I went as a business and had a wonderful time.  I enjoyed the talks by local business and community leaders:

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Mayor Mike Caldwell at the Ogden Area Influencers Summit.

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Mark Johnson from Ogden City.

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Angelica Sweet from the Historic 25th Street Association and Kim, from The Family Practice and kbENT, who wonderfully organized the entire event.

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Shane Osguthorpe from Visit Ogden

Here is as small sample of some of the wonderful peeps I got to meet: A big hug of thanks to Kim Bowsher from kdENT Media and the Family Practice Blog for organizing such a wonderful day.

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Amazing people at the Ogden Area Influencers Summit. Great hanging out with All About Socks & More, Whitespace Contemporary and more.

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More awesome peeps at the Ogden Area Influencers Summit from Eco Flower,, Indie Ogden, Whitespace Contemporary and Davis County Moms.

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Hey, it is me hanging out at the Ogden Area Influencers Summit with Eco Flower, Whitespace Contemporary, All About Socks & More and Indie Ogden. You can also catch Lucky Slice Pizza and Color Me Mine Ogden in the background. So many more wonderful people that I didn’t get a picture of.

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Incredible bloggers and businesses in Ogden. What a great day! I am pretty proud of myself. I created my first media kit (see the blue recycled jean folders). I have never seen one before so I goggled it late and night and created it.

 

Eco Friendly Cupcake Transportation March 11, 2015

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I have been wondering how I was going to transport hundrends of cupcakes, cookies and chocolates for my daughter’s birthday party.  I didn’t want everything to get squashed before it made it to the party.  Then today I was at Costco and saw these:

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PERFECTION!!!
They are tall enough to fit a cupcake and not smash the frosting!!

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They stack with these pegs so they won’t just slide off each other and fly across the van. They are repurposed boxes so it is eco friendly. They usually transport food so they are safe to do that.  Better leave the poisonous gas boxes alone!   I’ll take more pictures of how it works out but for now…..I feel like I won the Awesome Mom Cupcakes Transportation Award.

 

Awesome new treasures! March 10, 2015

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I love the days when I find amazing treasures.  It was one of those days when I found these dress forms / mannequins.  I am very excited to use these for displays at boutiques.  They will be awesome to hang jewelry and more on them.  I am also happy to use them for sewing.  It will be nice to have different body shapes to create clothes with.  I also get to use them for pictures in my online shop.  And lastly I am very excited to use them as decorations for my daughter’s 16th birthday party.  So many uses equals a happy me!!

 

Blog Nominations February 25, 2015

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I was nominated for the Best Blog award by Marelibu Design (https://www.facebook.com/marelibuDesign). Thank you very much for the nomination.

The questions I got asked are:
1. How did you start sewing?
I started to sew when I was little with my Mom and Grandmother. I also took a sewing class in Jr High.
2. Which sewing machine(s) do you use?
I love, love, LOVE my old vintage Singer Sewing machine. The hubby also got me a new serger for Christmas and it is amazing!
3. Do you use sewing patterns or do you create patterns on your own?
I create my own patterns depending on the material and color combinations for most of the items I make. I do use a pattern for my sweater mittens and mukluks.
4. Cutting fabrics: fun or necessary evil?
I love to cut it and figure out how to make all the different recycled material work together. I actually enjoy this more then the sewing together.
5. Which kind of materials do you use? New or recycled?
Recycled mostly. I love to find vintage fabrics at the thrift store.
6. Which is your favorite selfmade work piece?
I have to admit that I kept my favorite jacket that I made. It is red with a beautiful tribal pattern through out it. I was making it to sell but I just fell in love and had to keep it.
7. For whom do you love sewing most?
My children. I love when they come and help give me ideas for things that they want me to make for them.
8. What is the perfect holiday?
I love Halloween. I like dressing up and hanging out with the family. I love to decorate the house.
9. What makes you laugh?
Funny friends and family are the best. I love it when I laugh so hard my tummy hurts and I have tears in my eyes.
10. Risk or safety?
Both, I think there is an appropriate time for both.
11. Which is the most beautiful season and why?
I love the Fall. I love the colors and the slight chill in the air. I like to harvest the yummy veggies and fruit and of course wear sweaters!

The rules are:
1. thank you / blogger / the dearest award has nominated for you and link his blog / page in your article.
2. answer 11 questions, the blogger who has nominated you, provided you.
3. nominate 5 to 11 other bloggers for the love award, the fewer than 1,000 Facebook followers.
4. putting together a new list of 11 questions for your nominated bloggers.
5. write these rules in your favorite award blog article.
6. inform the nominated bloggers on your blog

My nominations are: Erica Kathleen, Monique Lundstedt, Ingrid’s photography, The Wooden Bee and Junk Gypsies.
My questions for you are:
1. What is the name of your blog?
2. What is your blog about?
3. What items do you make?
4. What brings you joy?
5. What are your other social media sites?
6. Do you sell items at a store?
7. Do you sell items on line?
8. What is your favorite items that you have made?
9. What is your favorite color and why?
10. Who inspires you?
11. If you could have lunch with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?