Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY~ TOMS Flag Wallet

Things You'll Need:
  • Toms flag
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing Machine (or needle and thread)
  • Pins
Estimated Time To Make: under 45 minutes

Step 1.  Take your toms flag, and measure vertical lines about 3/4" from the T and the S, and cut. 

Step 2. Take one of the side strips, and flip upside down. Fold flap over about 1/3".

Step 3. Tack the side strip flapped over to the Toms Flag, just about 1/3" below the white, so it looks like this. (click on image to enlarge)

Step 4. Lay the flag down, so that the tacked fabric covers "Toms", sew the flapped part down with a horizontal stitch, to create a credit card pocket. Note: if using a sewing machine, you may want to remove the pins before feeding through your sewing machine, however I personally didn't have to.

Step 5. Flip credit card pocket over, so that it doesn't cover "Toms". Fold fabric right below credit card pocket, so that it looks like this.

Step 6. Turn inside out, and sew along seams. So it'll looks like this.
Side 1:
Side 2:
Step 7. Turn back right side in. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend Playlist

  1. "Ghosts" -The Head and the Heart
  2. "You Could Be Happy" -Snow Patrol
  3. "Clark Gable" -The Postal Service
  4. "A Walk" -Tycho
  5. "Daughter" -Youth
  6. "Young Pilgrims" -The Shins
  7. "Catch My Disease" -Ben Lee
  8. "Janglin" -Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Monday, October 1, 2012

Vegetarian Awareness Day/Month

October 1st kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month! So I challenge you to join me by eating meat-free for the day or throughout the month!

eat beans not beings!

Some of the benefits from not eating meat:
•Reduce the risk of major killers such as heart disease, stroke and cancer while cutting exposure to food-borne pathogens
•Provide a viable answer to feeding the world’s hungry through more efficient use of grains and other crops
•Save animals from suffering in factory-farm conditions and from the pain and terror of slaughter
•Conserve vital but limited freshwater, fertile topsoil and other precious resources
•Preserve irreplaceable ecosystems such as rainforests and other wildlife habitats
•Decrease greenhouse gases that are accelerating global warming
•Mitigate the ever-expanding environmental pollution of animal agriculture