Cucicucicoo's Eco Crafters and Sewers: a series of guest posts with crafting and sewing tutorials using upcycled materials | www.cucicucicoo.com

Cucicucicoo’s Eco Crafters and Sewers!

Cucicucicoo's Eco Crafters and Sewers: a series of guest posts with crafting and sewing tutorials using upcycled materials | www.cucicucicoo.com

I’m super excited to announce my new series, Cucicucicoo’s Eco Crafters and Sewers! Every other week, I will host a crafty blogger who takes environmental issues to heart, and will take us through a brand spanking new tutorial on creative recycling and upcycling!

The projects use all sorts of crafting and sewing techniques and upcycle a variety of recuperated materials. I’m really looking forward to sharing the incredible ideas from creative minds all over the world! Bit by bit, I’ll create an index of all tutorials below here (or just look here).

Would you like to be a part of this guest post series? Then write me an email (lisa@cucicucicoo.com) with the subject heading “Eco Crafters and Sewers” and tell me your idea!

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