Month: October 2018

Halloween milk carton crafts
Crafts

Eco Halloween crafts made from rubbish

As promised, we had a go at eco-friendly Halloween crafts and the results are, well, mixed. I wanted to do something with TetraPak milk cartons as we recycle about 5 of these a week at the moment. And when I say recycle, I mean pile up in a corner of the kitchen until they threaten […]

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Crafts
Plastic
Toys

Wasteful Wilko Crafting

When you think of kids’ crafts, you might think of houses made from cereal boxes or rockets made from washing up bottles. But this Blue Peter fuelled utopia is no more. Now 99% of children’s craft products seem to be made of foam. Foam stickers in particular are prolific if every craft set, kids party […]

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Food
Sheffield
Sheffield cafes

Vegan brunch to munch at Forge Bakehouse

Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road looks like a Pinterest interiors page: Terrariums – check Reclaimed wooden tables and chairs – check Bottles used as decoration – check Lightbulbs in metal cages – check It’s full of hip coffee house clich├ęs but it works and it actually makes it a welcoming and comfortable place to eat. […]

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Lunchtime litter picking
Litter
Sheffield

Lunchtime litter picking round Kelham Island

I’ve worked in Neepsend, just near Kelham Island, for six years. We lived in a little flat in Kelham Island for three years and moved out in 2016. As well as being the most up and coming area of Sheffield, it’s also one of the most littered. Every day we walk past such delights as […]

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Fuzzy Felt beach scene
Toys

Could Fuzzy Felt be the oldest and most eco-friendly toy?

Ah, Fuzzy Felt, perhaps the most simple toy every made. It’s basically tiny bits of flimsy material that stick onto other flimsy bits of material to make a picture that resembles nothing like what’s on the front of the box. Back in the 80s I had a couple of Fuzzy Felt sets, and, partially because […]

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