Month: September 2018

Craftivism

Craftivism : Alive and Well At Gypsy Spoonful

Craftivism ‘Buying and selling directly from the maker challenges the all pervasive corporate culture that promotes profit over people” Are YOU a craftivist? Not Sure? Read on! Gypsy Spoonful is built upon a solid foundation of: empowerment support education and craftivism We believe being Intentional with your shopping dollars can make a very real and … read more

Craftivism

‘Buying and selling directly from the maker challenges the all pervasive corporate culture that promotes profit over people”

Are YOU a craftivist?

Not Sure? Read on!

Gypsy Spoonful is built upon a solid foundation of:

  • empowerment
  • support
  • education
  • and craftivism

We believe being Intentional with your shopping dollars can make a very real and very strong impact in a REAL person’s life. Buying directly from an independent crafter/artisan/sewist helps support local families and economies.

people have grown tired of so-called traditional ways of activism~They are looking for a way to connect and deepen their understanding of things. Yelling doesn’t change things, but dialogue does.

Because it is possible to go beyond banners, email petitions, and chants as ways of fighting for a cause you believe in. …This is less about mass action and more about realizing what you can do to make things around you better. This is about doing things intentionally in order to learn and better process the happenings in this world. This is about creating dialogue with others in the hope for positive change. “

-sourced from Craftivism.com

Many of our makers not only support their families by the products they create, many help others with their time, skills and talent also. This is ALSO Craftivism in action.

By advocating the use of creativity for the improvement of the world, craftivists worldwide taught knitting lessons, sewed scarves for battered women’s shelters, and knitted hats for chemotherapy patients. In a world that was growing increasingly large and unfamiliar, craftivism fought to bring back the personal into our daily lives to replace some of the mass produced. In promoting the idea that people can use their own creativity to improve the world, craftivism allows those who wish to voice their opinions and support their causes the chance to do just that…but without chanting or banner waving and at their own pace.

-Betsy Greer,
“Craftivism.” Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. 2007. SAGE Publications.

 

Further Reading:

To discover more about the Craftivism Movement, please look HERE

The True Cost of Disposable Clothing Article

Making The American Man Documentary (Trailer) – Currently streaming on Netflix

Katy Texas Homecoming Traditions : Featuring one of our very own members. Custom Homecoming Overalls

We’re so proud to announce that one of our very own Gypsies has been featured in the Katy Texas Magazine! For decades, Homecoming has been a fun-filled, festive Katy Texas tradition that teens, parents, and football fans always look forward to.   Our very own, Trevor of KraftyMommas and  CustomHomecomingOveralls   has been a huge part of … read more

We’re so proud to announce that one of our very own Gypsies has been featured in the Katy Texas Magazine! For decades, Homecoming has been a fun-filled, festive Katy Texas tradition that teens, parents, and football fans always look forward to.

 

Our very own, Trevor of KraftyMommas and  CustomHomecomingOveralls   has been a huge part of this tradition. She creates amazing , customized overalls all sewn by herself with the utmost attention to details in her home studio. Way to go for being featured Trevor, we love your overalls and are so honored you’re a part of the Gypsy Spoonful Community. The details on her homecoming overalls are well worth every penny, not a single stitch out of place:

To see the article, go HERE. 

National Beer Lover’s Day – September 7! Beer Facts and Beer IQ Quiz to help you celebrate

Written by Heather “GoosieGirl” September 7th is National Beer Lover’s Day! We’d like to help connect you with awesome handmade makers who create products to enhance your beer drinking experience. We have the perfect gift ideas for the person who is in a relationship with their beer. When you shop on Gypsy Spoonful, you’ll not … read more

Written by Heather “GoosieGirl”

National Beer Lover's Day

September 7th is National Beer Lover’s Day! We’d like to help connect you with awesome handmade makers who create products to enhance your beer drinking experience. We have the perfect gift ideas for the person who is in a relationship with their beer. When you shop on Gypsy Spoonful, you’ll not only find totally unique products, you’ll be supporting a small business owner with a dream. Shipping is included in all prices on the site, so there will be no surprises at checkout, what you see is what you get on Gypsy Spoonful.

Here’s some beer facts to help your celebration get off to a GREAT start: 

  • At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  • The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content!! (Snake Venom by Brewmeister in the UK)

Snake Venom Beer : Strongest Beer In The World
We, here at GS want to help you enjoy your beer experience to the fullest potential.
More Beer Facts:
  • Slugs like beer -weird but TRUE! If you take a small container like a tuna tin, fill it withbeer, and set it on the ground. The slugs will be attracted to the beer, go for a sip, fall in and drown. Don’t submerge the top of the tin even with the soil level or you might also kill ground beetles which eatslugs. Keep rims at least 1″ above soil level.
  • Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day’s work, plus €10 and tobacco.
  • Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013!  It is not restricted to certain stores and is sold around the clock.
National Beer Lover's Day : Do you think he drinks a commie red ale?

Commie Red Ale?

 

  • The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.
  • The first modern American IPA was Anchor Liberty Ale: a single-hopped, dry-hopped West Coast IPA before there was such a thing as West Coast IPAs (remember, this was first released in 1975), Anchor’s Liberty Ale still features Cascade hops. Perhaps the only way the beer’s changed in the last 40+ years is that it’s currently available in cans. And obviously the high watermark in the existence of Liberty Ale is that it was selected as one of America’s 25 essential IPAs.
  • There’s a beer brewed from bananas in Africa

 

Beer Lover’s Gift Guide:

The top MUST HAVE gifts for those who love a cold one!

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Best Beer Gifts

Handmade Beer Table Runner Gift for Dad 14-1/2 x 36 inches, Beer Lover Gifts Beer Decor Man Cave Gift .

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Beer Apron

Craft Beer Apron : Great gift for Beer Lover’s and Father’s Day

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Beer Light

Beer bottle lamp made with fairy lights. Great home decor for the beer connoisseur in your life.

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Prayer for Beer Lovers

Beer Prayer: wood sign for a bar, ale, IPA, beer, stout, lager, drinking, Morning Star Art Wood Signs

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https://gypsyspoonful.com/market/product/engraved-personalized-beer-bottle-operner-with-cap-catcher-by-dake-designs-boutique/

Engraved Personalized Beer Bottle Operner with Cap Catcher

 

Wedding I DO Wine Glass and I DO What She Says Beer Mug – For Newly Engaged Couples or the Bride and Groom!

View all of our Gypsy Spoonful “beer” items

More Awesome Beer Facts: 

  • More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland
  • In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency
  • In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer
  • Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer
  • When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house
  • In 1963, Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries

Are you a smarty pants about beer? Test your Beer IQ Here, Apparently I am a BEER EXPERT!

Beer Quiz : How Smart Are you About Beer

What did you get on your Beer IQ Quiz? I got expert! How much do you REALLY know about beer?