Lisa’s Laces is Now Open on Etsy!

February 27th, 2012
Here's the first item I have for sale on Etsy.  Photo by Light on Life Images.

Here's the first item I have for sale on Etsy. Photo by Light on Life Images.

Goodness knows, I’ve teased you enough times with hints of my tatted lace wedding accessories.  This time, though, it’s for real.  My Etsy shop is open and I have items for sale.  I’m putting them on sale one at a time, so please visit often to see what’s new.

It takes a long, long time to make pieces of tatting, so I will always have a small stock of items. I will have wedding accessories, gifts, items for the home, and (eventually) some other things that will be completely different.  I have tons of ideas, but it takes a long time to bring them to fruition.

I hope you enjoy my lace creations.  I also do custom work, so if you see something that’s almost perfect for you, let me know.  I can probably create something that is just right.  Visit often, and please make me one of your Favorites.

Vendors I Know: Collective Resource

February 20th, 2012
A little bit of natural beauty.

A little bit of natural beauty.

I wrote a post a while ago about compostable disposables.  I mentioned in that post that the thicker compostable plastic could only be composted in a commercial facility, and that is not always easy to find access to those facilities.  Well, I have found a resource to help eco-minded people solve that problem.

Collective Resource is a business based in Evanston that is committed to helping you have zero-waste events.  The owner, Erlene Howard, is tremendously knowledgeable about how to compost, what to compost, and why to compost.

For a fee, Collective Resource will bring compost buckets to you for your event (or to your home for household composting), help you figure out what goes into the buckets, and pick them up after the event.  All food scraps and other compostables are taken to Land and Lakes in Chicago where they become nutrient-rich garden soil.

More on that Wedding Show

February 13th, 2012

committed_logoI told you about Committed: An Avant-Garde Wedding Event a couple of weeks ago.  Here are some more fun facts about the event.

Not only is this a wedding show presented by Chicago’s greenest wedding professionals, it is going to be a model green event.  It’s at a location that is LEED certified.  And the goal is to make it a zero waste event.  Collective Resource will be composting everything that isn’t recyclable.

And did I mention the swag bags?  Green Bride Guide is donating swag bags for the first 100 people to show up that day.  That’s incentive to show up early!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, they are still available.  Don’t wait until they sell out!  Buy yours now.

Like Me on Facebook

February 10th, 2012

Have I mentioned lately that you can Like me on Facebook?  All my blog posts are on my wall there and you can comment and be part of the discussion.