Community gardening nourishes not only our green thumbs and our own larders, but also folks who don’t have access to fresh local foods. Here are some lovely items to inspire us all to grab a trowel and plant some nutrition for our neighbors!


Garden Stakes, Garden Row Ma…

$9

Sale, Monaluna, Organic Cott…

$8

Organic Heirloom 50 Seeds Ra…

$1.99

Floral Belt, plus scissor po…

$175

Vintage woven straw hat natu…

$26

Garden Gift Garden Tote Gard…

$43

Rainbow Carrot Mix – 300 see…

$2.49

Garden Seeds Screen Printed …

$20

Botanical Vegetable Series -…

$16

10 Worm Casting Tea Bags…….

$11

Garden Journal: Three Year D…

$18

Organic Compost (Black Gold)…

$9.99

Garden Flower Spinners, Pinw…

$55

Hand Woven Farmer’s Mark…

$62

Community Garden 8×10″ …

$25

Edible Marigolds Gem CLEARAN…

$5.49

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Crispina’s pot holder rugs are a perfect example of her used clothing alchemy, literally turning garments headed for the landfill into beautiful heirlooms. And she teaches workshops at Shire City Sanctuary! Sign up for our e-blast and stay tuned.


Frazadas / Andean Rugs / Col…

$355

Hand Felted rug with grey st…

$400

Sheep skin – Wool carpet – B…

$65

Antique Large Hand Knotted P…

$8595

Beautiful Rustic Spotted Cow…

$250

Full Hand tied with PU Edge …

$100

Wooden shower mat: Keep your…

$45

Tutorial – How to Weave a Po…

$25

Made to Order 8 foot Rainbow…

$725

upcycled rug, wool and bike …

$188

Bath Mat – Mosaic Sunny Day…

$42

Felt Ball Rug Multicolored….

$31

Doormat – recycled lobster r…

$55

Vintage Kelim Indoor/Outdoor…

$750

Cheeky Teddy Bearskin Woodla…

$195

Rag Rug T-shirt Yarn Up to 2…

$29.99

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Each week we feature a treasury curated from Etsy, an online marketplace of awesomeness. Click on the images above to be linked to the shops and take in the beauty of handmade, vintage, and recycled goodness.

Throw open the windows and bust out the elbow grease! Now is the time to make where you live sparkly, both the home of the body and the dwelling of the soul.


Classic Sweeper Broom

$45

GingerChi Chi Kit Total Deto…

$80

Little Lamb Natural Soap Nut…

$14.95

denim smock

$127

Activated Charcoal Facial Ma…

$12

Paperless Towels, Unpaper To…

$12

K Rack • Leaning Wall Clot…

$175

Kid’s Chore Chart, Woode…

$70

Graphite hanging linen laund…

$42

Spring Clean Detox Tincture

$12

Coral Dish Scrubber, Crochet…

$4

Linen Pinafore apron / Squar…

$42.3

Swiffer Alternate Pads – Eco…

$12

Natural Cleaners (Variety Pa…

$17.99

The Snowflake Crate. Recycle…

$99

Clothes Pin Bag

$12

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Each week we feature a treasury from Etsy, an online marketplace for all things handmade, vintage, and notion-like. Click on the images above and be linked to the awesomeness.

I miss bugs!!!! I’m so excited to have them buzzing, fluttering, and swarming in my garden again soon. Even those pesky no see ’ems. Bring it on.


Multipack 1.25″ Elytra …

$4.95

3 Bin Worm Composter (Vermic…

$90

Deluxe Ant Farm Habitat, gre…

$19.95

Flying – Handmade Luna Moth …

$24.5

Ink art drawing, Mini insect…

$26

Butterfly cloak isis wings c…

$195

Antique Insects Science Char…

$18

Red Ladybug Earrings Lady Bu…

$9.95

Black Moth Antennae Headband…

$15

FREE USA SHIPPING,!! Adjus…

$34

Bug Off Insect Repellent Lot…

$5.95

French Marigold Exclusive Cu…

$1.09

Double wide 8 deep-frame Obs…

$535

Butterfly Moth Magnets, Set …

$25

Real Spider Web Pendant set …

$150

Butterfly Garden Seed Kit

$18.5

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Each week we assemble a treasury over at Etsy, a wonderful online source for things handwrought or vintage. Click around and check it out!

We here in Western Massachusetts are very excited to be supporting Bernie for the upcoming primary election in our neighbor state of New York. Most of the items here donate a portion of the proceeds to Bernie’s campaign. Show your support the handmade way!


Battery-powered, lighted Ber…

$12.35

Bernie Sanders Earrings

$9

Vote Cuff Links; Political G…

$24

Bernie Sanders Tye Dye Paste…

$22.99

Bernie Sanders 2016 patches

$9

kippah Feel The Bern Bernie …

$18

Revolution Is Now Bernie San…

$10

Bernie Sanders sticker! Set …

$6

Bernie Bird

$35

Feel The Bern Bernie Sanders…

$14.95

Bernie Sanders pin pack, fee…

$6

Bernie Sanders Art Bernie Sa…

$10

Bernie Sanders cross stitch …

$12

Bernie Revolution T Blue

$18

Bernie Sanders Star Wars Sty…

$2.25

Bernie Buddy – Bernie Sander…

$2.2

Every week we feature a treasury of items from Etsy, an online marketplace of awesomeness. Click on the images above to be linked to these lovely shops and support folks making beautiful things to enrich our lives.

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Every week we compile an assortment of handmade and vintage items from Etsy, a digital marketplace of awesomeness. Click on the images to be linked to these unique wares.

Mapping out an expedition can be fun, especially when it’s summer vacation! Where will your adventures take you?


Adventure – modern cross sti…

$5

Wood Walking Stick Cane Elep…

$129

Vintage Camping Utensils, Pi…

$18

National Parks Map, Vintage …

$59

Orion Constellation Necklace…

$34

Set of Push Pins for Travel …

$2

Ceramic Travel Mug with Lid …

$54

LEATHER TRAVEL WALLET (large…

$39

SHIPS FREE with any item! iP…

$6.75

Hot Red Mens Shirt Floral Pa…

$28

Campfire Cooking Grill, BBQ …

$70

Herbal First Aid Kit

$33

reCAP Pour Spout Lid for WID…

$9.99

Hippie, Weekender Bag, Overn…

$50

Vintage Miniature Travel Sew…

$12

explorer journal with maps a…

$25

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Life gets heaped up and honoring ourselves seems to always be at the bottom. Let’s switch it up. I believe that affirmations and glowing poetic musings about the exquisiteness of our smiles will serve us all the more by being placed on top.


HUG IN A BOX – Burt Bear – H…

$17

Black and White “Practi…

$35

Essential Oil Diffuser — FR…

$29.99

Heart Hand Warmers RED HOT R…

$15

LAVENDER Bath Salts. Gift fo…

$8.99

SUCCULENT HEART PLANTER Moth…

$38

The Rowan – Southwest Design…

$60

I Am Awesome: Mental Health …

$6.96

Cherrypak Natural Cherry Pit…

$22

Easter Gifts ~ Motivational …

$5.25

Felted Warmest Love Clogs -F…

$65

Dragon Well Chinese Loose Le…

$22

Hand Crafted Meditation Benc…

$125.38

Needle Felted Penguin – Vale…

$22

Heart Shaped Hot Water Bottl…

$20

The Affirmations Colouring B…

$20

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by Lauren

The light has shifted. We’ve set our clocks forward here in Western Massachusetts and the crocuses are up. Celebrate the light and go craft in the sun! Happy Spring everyone!


Hello Sunshine, Embroidery H…

$56

Wooden Cateye Sunglasses, Bl…

$72

Natural Zinc Sunscreen – Nat…

$14

Hello Sunshine Pen, Black In…

$5

Stained Glass Art Suncatcher…

$42

Winter Baby Bonnet Hat Toddl…

$29

3-pack Edison Bulbs – Vintag…

$18

HELIOS Hair Pin

$50

Pineapple Women’s Floppy…

$75

Yellow Elephant Organic Toy …

$85

Linen Jumpsuit – Linen Overa…

$97

Sunshine Triangle Medley- Th…

$50

OH BUOY: Woman’s tank sw…

$147

The Firefly – Copper and Pap…

$195

Hand Dyed Embroidery Thread …

$10

Tree Photo, Redwoods Photo A…

$18

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‘Planting Seeds’ by Lauren Cover

Our permaculture garden at Shire City Sanctuary in the Morningside neighborhood of Pittsfield MA will soon be brimming with life, stop by and talk with us about what kinds of seeds you want to plant in our community!


Borage Seeds – Naturally Gro…

$3.75

Radish Gardening Gloves

$28

25 – 30mm Jiffy Peat Pellets…

$4.99

25 Sprouting Seed Faces

$10.7

Bestsellers Assortment – DIY…

$18

Rustic Seed Pod Sculpture – …

$75

Dandelion Resin Necklace – S…

$45

3 Herb Boxes – Rustic Seed S…

$35

3-Piece Garden Tool Set–Cul…

$126

25 Types Survival Starter Ga…

$11.95

Midcentury Modern Copper Wat…

$68

Wild Seed Poster Print – Wal…

$16

Hand-turned Garden Dibber

$10

1 Pound 100% Organic Worm Ca…

$3.5

linen utility apron / garden…

$28

Lavender organic seeds 0.50g…

$1.25

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