January 19, 2010
Handy Dandy Green Hobbies
What do you do
when you're not at your jobbies?
Why not pick up some green
Many people with fidgety fingers find solace and joy in hobbies such as knitting and sewing. Others tinker with taking things apart and playing Mr/Mrs. Fix-It. Did you know that these hobbies can also save you money? Consider adopting one of these cheap hobbies that also have very little impact on the environment.
- Learn Knitting - Knitting and crocheting are relaxing activities that you can take with you anywhere. From hats, scarves and socks to sweaters, potholders and blankets, you can make an inexpensive original wardrobe and provide gifts for others without creating carbon emissions or taking advantage of laborers far away. Plus, natural and organic yarn is available!
- Learn How To Sew - This is a great way to extend the life of your clothes by reinforcing and repairing them. You can also create your own unique look with original designs and natural fabrics.
- Learning to Cook - Not eating out all the time is healthier, cheaper and you don't create air pollution by traveling to your very own kitchen. In addition, you can control what goes into your mouth by buying organic and locally grown foods. Controlling portion size, you don't have to worry about unwanted leftovers or food going in the trash and you can compost scraps or wrap them up for tomorrow in reusable containers.
- Be Your Own Repairman - Like to figure out how things work? You can extend the life of watches, clocks, radios, etc. Sometimes all you need is a new part! Just think of the money you could be saving, not to mention the air pollution you'll prevent from repairmen visiting your home or having to go out and buy new things. It's amazing what you can learn on the Internet these days!
Nature Song Yarn features natural and organic materials that get their beautiful tones from plants.
This eHow video series can help you learn how to use a sewing machine and teaches you how to create decorative stitching as well as various different seams.