Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Here are some recipes that will not only leave your house with that spring fresh smell, it will leave more $$ in your pockets.

All Purpose Cleaner:

1/2 c borax, 1 gal. hot water. Mix together, use to wash down cupboards, walls, countertops.

Wood Floors:

1/4 c. white vinegar, 1 gal. warm water. Mix together, use to wash down wood floors.


1c. white vinegar, 2 gal. warm water. Mix together, use to wash down linoleum floors.

Furniture Polish:

1/2 c white vinegar, 1 tsp. olive oil. Mix together in container. Use a soft cloth to apply to furniture and another cloth to buff it to a shine.


2 tsp. salt, white vinegar. Make a paste, add flour to reduce abrasiveness. Apply with a rag, rub clean.

Stainless Steel:

Baking soda, white vinegar. Apply baking soda with a damp cloth. Use the vinegar to eliminate stubborn spots.

Tub & Tile:

1/2 lemon, borax. Dip the cut side of a lemon in the borax. Use the lemon to scrub the tile. Rinse with warm water.


Baking soda, white vinegar. Sprinkle in the baking soda, add white vinegar. Scrub with a brush.

Countertops & Marble:

1 tbsp. castile soap mixed with 1 qt. warm water. Wash counter with the castile soap mixture and a soft cloth. Rinse then dry off with another clean cloth.

Bleach Alternative:

1/2 c hydrogen peroxide.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I Spy with my little eye ...

I spied this great knitting project bag tutorial over at A Spoonful of Sugar.  I scoured through my stash for some knitting novelty fabric, dug through my notions box and found an old red plastic measuring tape that I inherited from my mom, and found some blue soy wool to start a new project to put in my bag.  It'll be just enough to make the softest, skinniest little scarf.  It all went together so fast.  I have enough fabric to do another knitting related project with and I'll have a matching ensemble.  I love it when things come together like this.  Don't you?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

When This You See

Gift set for a friend. 
Charm Pack Wallhanging w/ Yo Yo flowers 
"When this you see, think of me!"
Moda Honey Bun Sweet Treat Bag (free pattern) and tissue holder.
No scraps left either - how cool is that!

I bought the Ashford Rigid Heddle as a Christmas gift for myself.  It's portable and easy to use while watching TV.  I have quite a bit of worsted weight and heavier wool yarn and want to weave scaves, runners, and placemats.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fabulous Fall continues ....

This is the slow progress of my Fabulous Fall lap quilt.  The blocks are completed, rows sewn, and now the borders need to be added.  I have three choices:  the red acorn, yellow diagonal diamond, and the brown fabric used around the squares.  My thoughts were to do a red, yellow, red combo and then use the brown for the binding.  Right now the quilt is 40x48.  I wish it would have turned out larger but seeing as it only started with one charm pack and grew legs of it's own to what it is now -  I think it looks pretty good.  I am ready to move on to one of my many other WIP and call it a day on this one.  I like the fact that I had no pre-planning with this one.  I see that some name their quilts - so what do you think I should name this one? 

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