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Make Madness 2018 – Day 15 | Dog Paw Applique

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I really like to get the most use out of any material I use: fabric, yarn, paper, etc.  I really dislike waste and after any project, I’ll set … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 13 | T-Shirt Yarn

For several months now, I’ve made a serious effort to have a “Use it up, Wear it out, Make Do or Do Without” attitude. I’ve been doing a lot of decluttering and after spending hours sorting through piles of stuff, … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 7 | Kool Aid Dyed Polka Dot paper

Nothing makes me happier creating beautiful papers with color and shimmer.  If it sparkles and shimmers then I’m sold.  Back in December I discovered a Youtube video by Hermelinda Z. Aguilar where she demonstrated how to dye paper with Kool … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 6 | Knitted Dish Cloth

I have used knitted dish cloths for years for all the cleaning in our home.  I always have one in the sink for dishes and I use them when I’m cleaning the floors and wiping down counters, etc.  They’re incredibly … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 5 | Wool Dryer Balls

I have always loved making things from scratch: soap, laundry detergent, lotion, lip balm and now wool dryer balls.  I love how economical it is as well as the simplicity of the ingredients.  I also love the fact that I … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Homemade Dog Biscuits – {DIY From Scratch}

Before I get into today’s post, I thought I show some photos from the soap I made yesterday.  Cold Process soap needs to cure for 4-6 weeks, but it’s so worth the wait.         After the soap … Continue reading

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Day 27 – DIY Soap Mold – {DIY From Scratch}

Here’s an update from yesterday’s blog of the National Bleach Alternative.  After leaving the solution in my sink over night, I woke up to a sparkly clean sink (minus the porcelain chips from years of use).  I have to say … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Natural Bleach Alternative – {DIY From Scratch}

Yesterday I made a DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser and it worked great.  As I mentioned at the end of that blog post, I wasn’t happy with the left side of the sink, but I didn’t blame the cleanser.  I blamed … Continue reading

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Day 25 – DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser – {DIY From Scratch}

Today I did make a scrub, but instead of a tile and grout scrub, I made a DIY Soft Scrub Cleanser.  I’m sure I’ll be able to use this on our tile shower as well. Our white, porcelain kitchen sink … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Microwave Bowl Cozy – {DIY From Scratch}

Yesterday I made, what I called, a Soap Scum Cleaner.  In reality, it should be called the Most Fantastic, Amazing, Incredible Soap Scum Remover Ever. Here are the results.  The left photo is the before and the right photo is … Continue reading

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