I was so happy to get my mail today, for more than one reason. Since my truck has been broken down for 3 weeks today I can only go to the post office when I can get a ride from a friend. But, today was extra nice to get to the post office and find a package from Gypsy Goods. Kathy sent me a sample of her newest product: Organic Cotton Coffee Filters. I'm going to be testing it out and reporting back here how well it works.
I was first introduced to using cotton coffee filters way back, when I lived on an organic communal farm in the Finger Lakes area of New York. That was in the 1980s. My initial reaction was something like aghast, asking what this brown raggy thing was in the kitchen. These white cotton coffee filters turn brown after much use. But it's just natural brown from the coffee. I try to buy organic coffee, but at the very least I look for the Fair Trade emblem to be sure those who pick those coffee beans for my morning wake-up beverage, are being paid fairly for the hard work they do.
My frist impression before I even opened the package was that this crafter really loves what she does. I could tell by the whimsical sticker she puts on the outside of the package. It made feel like she was really excited to be sending this to me.
On the inside I was greeted by more than I was expecting. Kathy sent the promised coffee filter, but addition sent sent me a soap scrap saver. I am the proud owner of an antique metal soap scrap saver, which is more for swishing around in the bath tub to make suds or the wash basin for washing your clothes. The soap saver made by Gypsy Goods looks like it will be perfect for hand washing and showers. I can't wait to try it out.
All of the packaging by Gypsy Goods is fun to read. Not only does she make the products, but she designs her own labels. Talented gypsy, she is....
Being such a big fan of Zibbet, I was pleased as could be to see that she had "ZIBBET" on her labels as well as the other venues she sells on. Go Zibbet!
I haven't tried these products yet, because they just arrived today, but so far I highly recommend you stop by Gypsy Goods and check out her products. Reasonably priced and easy to mail, they would make great eco-friendly gifts for the too-near holiday to come.