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Half-way through May I would like to present to you what the amazing handmade community has been working on, inspired by the warmer weather and the scent of the coming summer. Spring re-awakens not only the trees around us but our creativity as well and this can be witnessed on the pages you are about to see. But before you flip through, I have even more important news to share. I suppose that being already here, you have interest not only in handmade but also in making our planet a better place.

That is exactly what Beth Terry will help you do with her brand new book Plastic Free - How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. After a year of researching and writing, she came up with the perfect giude to help you wean off plastic. Buy the book and keep in mind that it makes a perfect gift as well. With each other's help we can keep our home a clean, healthy and happy place! Keep it simple! Sonya Kanelstrand

Front cover image: Manila Extract Back cover image: Kanelstrand 3


Top: Make Your Own Organic Mint Cocoa Lip Balm by Herban Crafts Opposite page: Repurposed Kauai Coffee Bag with Hula Girl and Bamboo. Handmade in Hawaii by Manila Extract 5


Top: Petite Pomme Red Apple Necklace by Adrienne Audrey Opposite page: Alfred Shaheen Vintage Handprint Bag by Manila Extract


Top: Giant All足Natural Calendula Lip Balm with Hint of Citrus by Decadent Nature Bottom: Eye Shadow, Face and Body Glitter, Brass Buttercup by Visual Eye Cosmetics Opposite page: Fine art abstract image by Nature Images by Design



Surreal photography by Kanelstrand


Top: Shades of Blue Necklace by Lilah Vintage Opposite page: Shadow Cuties Pure Pigment 足 Assorted Lot of 7 by Herban Luxe


Top: Recycled Sweater Hat, Cashmere and Wool by Sesame Seed Bottom: Pink Owl Brooch Felt Pin by My Hideaway Opposite page: Freeform hat 足 flappers 足 starfish and shells sea by Mynoush




Top: Calendula 足 Chickweed Herbal Hand Salve by Herbfriend Bottom: TTV Nature Photography Beach Chair Print by Hey Harriet Opposite page: Romanian Wooden Spoon Original hand illustrated art by Balea Raitz Art



Top: Charcoal Shea All Natural Handcrafted Soap by Whispering Willow Bottom: Peach Filigree Flower Ring Antique Brass by Adrienne Audrey Opposite page: Humming足bird collage photography by Bialakura


Top: Hippie Head dress 足 starfish 足 silk chiffon and gauze by Mynoush Opposite page: Mixed metals earrings by Lilah Vintage 20


Top: Sparrow bird silhouette photograph by Bialakura Opposite page: Wedding river rock collage by Red or Gray Art


Top: Eco Chic Zig Zag Headband by LaAlicia Opposite page: Scented Wax Melts by Vedgecandle


Top: The cloud catcher 足 surreal photography by Kanelstrand Opposite page: Stone desk accessory by Red or Gray Art

Top: Vegan Lavender Lemongrass Shampoo Bar by Aquarian Bath Opposite page: Georgia license plate barnwood bird house by Barnwood4u




Top: Recycled Paper Rose Magnets by Paper and Plarn Bottom: Repurposed Burlap Coffee Bag by Manila Extract Opposite page: Organic Cocoa Vanilla Bath Bonbons by Herban Lifestyle


Top: Italian Vineyard Photo by Nature Images by Design Opposite page: Silk Hair wrap 足 chiffon 足 animal print and flowers in blue green by Mynoush


Top: Eco足Chic Mini Clutch by LaAlicia Bottom: Repurposed Scrabble Tile Ring by LaAlicia Opposite page: Black & White Vintage Cotton Fabric in a Frame by ecokaren




Top: Hand Poured Natual Soy Candle by Vedgecandle Bottom: Neem oil Shampoo Bar by Aquarian Bath Opposite page: Ivory Lace Necklace by Adrienne Audrey



Maple seed bookmarks by Bialakura

Top: Happy Camper Organic Gift Set for Baby by Growing Up Wild Opposite page top: Organic Unisex Cruiser Bike Baby Shoes by Growing Up Wild bottom: Reusable eco friendly dishwasher safe sandwich bag bicycles and snack bag dino by Snackaby



Top: Honey Bee Pollen Natural Handmade Soap by Herbfriend Bottom: Afzelia Burl Wood Shave Set by KEScarvings Opposite page: Vegan Blush 足 Sweet Potato by Visual Eye Cosmetics



Top: Make Your Own Fizzing Bath Salts by Herban Crafts Opposite page: Oxidized Green PLARN Basket by Paper and Plarn 45


Top: Vintage wood buttons imitating leather by Lynnaddison Opposite page: Traditional Romanian shoe illustration Opinci by Balea Raitz Art 47


The Studio | May 2012  

Spring reawakens the creativity of the handmade community around the world. Enjoy incredible art and crafts that don't hurt the planet.

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