Keeping busy...

Lavender leaves and heather flowers in wedding
 favour's recycled tulle - something out of nothing

Crowdsourced content before the net


Recycling and life hacks

Pic: Campfullmonte
Life hacks articles are very popular and photos of ingenious re-use of materials are all over Pinterest. Just follow this amazing board!

I have been thinking of ways I use/re-use things and here are a few off the top of my head:
  • using the previous day's boiled water from my kettle for ironing and watering plants (my kettle has a scale blocker by the pourer)
  • buying socks in similar colour/style so I always have a spare when one develops a hole. Plus an old, clean sock is handy to clean shoes and apply shoe cream
  • using an old toothbrush to clean between tiles and hard-to-reach areas
  • using baby wipes on burned grease on my cooker (best done after you have used the oven so it's warm)
  • using lighter fluid to take off sticky marks (like price stickers or sticky brown tape marks).
Feel free to contribute....


10 years of this blog! A craft & cooking carnival

Here is a selection of crafting and baking projects featured on this blog since its start in February 2005. The last picture features Pandan cupcakes, which I made adapting this recipe from Youtube.

Cosy hat and cape for my baby daughter