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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy) on: October 19, 2016 09:08:10 AM
I truly don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but since this was in today's craftster email, I wanted to let people know in case they're interested:

The science of what makes detergent work comes down to surfactants that grab a hold of the dirt in your clothing and pull it out when the water washes it away. Soap doesn't have surfactants, and isn't designed for your washing machine. Using it voids your machine warranty and will hurt it over time. If you were to strip your clothing (basically soaking it with cleaning agents) all the dirt that has built up in your clothes would come out and you'd see the homemade detergent wasn't actually working.

Feel free to ignore if you like - like I said, I don't mean to upset anyone! Just sharing the science of how detergent works. Smiley

Just curious how handmade soap will harm a washing machine to the point of affecting the warranty?
2  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 13 - Animals or Birds - Signups Jan 4-10, Send by Jan 30 on: January 08, 2015 04:38:56 AM
What about appliqu with bits of embroidery?  Would that meet the standards of this swap or is that a no?
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Horned Sea Owl on: March 06, 2014 07:15:23 AM
This is very cool, Ludi!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Gnomey Gnome Gnome...and Mushroom Hoopla on: March 06, 2014 06:53:23 AM
This hoopla was made by me for Watsonc7 in the OWS100.  It is probably one of the cutest things that I have ever created.  



Here is the link to the swap: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430345.0#axzz2vC5AJGXy
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery on: February 14, 2014 02:51:55 PM
I confess that I did not know they made blanks for those dolls...I though people were painting over existing dolls...wow...I now see tons of possibilities for all sorts of themed sets...what are you planning for yours?
Right now they have little boys with toys drawn on them.  Thinking I will be purchasing some paint pens to finish them up.  Will post a pic in a bit.
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery on: February 13, 2014 06:49:10 PM
And Averia sent me some cute matryoshka goodness.  I'm having fun playing with the blanks.  Thanks, doll!

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery on: February 13, 2014 06:18:47 PM
Awhile ago I received a cute infinity scarf from LadybugsAndBumblebees and neglected to post pics.  So here it is!



Thanks, Barbara!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery on: February 07, 2014 08:39:56 AM
That gnome hoopla was hard to part with.  Glad you are happy with him,  Watson!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 100 Gallery on: January 31, 2014 11:06:09 AM
Thank you, MissingWillow, for crafting this rad piece of Breaking Bad wall art!
You are awesome!

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PIN UP LINGERIE SET on: January 26, 2014 06:43:27 AM
Nice job!  It is a very lovely set.  I would love to make myself a pair of knickers.
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