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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: Satin and Lace Bra on: April 20, 2014 06:02:26 AM
This is fabulous!!

I have very non-commercial needs too as even though I am genetically female, I have basically the figure of a stocky but chubby male rugby player with boobs stuck on.  I'm very broad shouldered and long in the body.

Bought bras are always too short in the shoulder straps, the underband digs in, and the long line ones (which I've been eyeing up for ages), while they look as though they'd pull in my midriff pudge, they look uncomfortable, whereas this one looks really comfy.   Smiley

I've been uhming and ahhing over making a bra for myself for ages now, but seeing this you have inspired me to just get on with it and just try it.  It might take me a while to get the stuff together for it, but I am definitely going to give it a go now.  Thanks!   Grin
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY laundry "tabs" - quick, cheap, easy, MCS friendly! *pic light* ;D on: May 31, 2013 03:27:13 AM
Is the little mesh bag a must? Can you just throw these in the washer directly?


I've never tried it, michellebelle, but I can't see why not if you don't have one. 

I do it because the mesh is slightly abrasive, and will help the tab "melt", and I imagine it will stop them from getting stuck to one part of fabric and maybe leaving a mark, BUT like I say, I've never tried it, so I really don't know how well it would work.

If you give it a go, let us know how you get on?

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hair Clip Revamp easy, cheap & eco friendly! on: April 23, 2013 01:31:45 PM


Thank you both - I'm glad I posted it now.  Cheesy


4  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY laundry "tabs" - quick, cheap, easy, MCS friendly! *pic light* ;D on: April 03, 2013 07:56:14 AM
Those look awesome!!!


Thank you pollyprissypants, they really are - not only have I saved a small fortune financially, but I've also saved myself from all those nasty chemicals that are in the commercial stuff, too.


5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY laundry "tabs" - quick, cheap, easy, MCS friendly! *pic light* ;D on: March 31, 2013 07:42:01 AM
I like this idea.  But was wondering, do they dissolve completely in the first round of washing?  So far, all my experiments  show that the soap won't "melt" unless using extreme hot water, so I've been using homemade liquid soap instead.  But I know someone that would love this recipe for her sensitive kids.


Hi kythcat,

I have found that if the chunks are bigger than a dishwasher tablet they sometimes leave a little chunk in the bag, but that's easily remedied by cutting it up smaller.

I use them at 40 and even 30, and with small pieces they usually dissolve.

Even if they don't I just leave them in the bag and add another for the next load. It's not been a problem. Smiley

Another way around it might be to add another pint of water at the melting stage, but I'm not sure if you'd still get tabs then, or goo! But it'll still wash clothing really well.

Hope that helps?

I might try the extra water myself in the next batch. If I do I'll let you know how I get on. :-)



6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hair Clip Revamp easy, cheap & eco friendly! on: March 11, 2013 08:06:28 AM

That's such a great idea!


Thanks, TechnicolorAquahear ts!  Cheesy

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to Knit - Updated June 1, 2011 on: March 11, 2013 07:19:35 AM


Hiya,

I can't learn so well from written instructions, I go to YouTube a lot if I need to know how to do a certain stitch or pattern. 

So with that in mind I have done a video of how I cast on - because I haven't seen anyone else cast on this way! 

It's really easy, really neat and fairly stretchy. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAQil-Laarc

Does anyone else cast on this way...?


8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY laundry "tabs" - quick, cheap, easy, MCS friendly! *pic light* ;D on: March 11, 2013 07:08:19 AM



This is a great idea! I'm going to try these out and maybe add them to my Christmas hodgepodge of homemade things I give to people every year. =)


Thanks dingle!  Hope it goes okay, if you do some and you're able, post pictures, I'd love to see how yours turn out. Smiley


9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Hair Clip Revamp easy, cheap & eco friendly! on: March 06, 2013 10:40:42 AM

Well, they may be a simple craft, but they look good.  Now you can coordinate them with your outfits, so it's a great idea to share.


Thank you SiFi Mom, much appreciated. Cheesy


10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY laundry "tabs" - quick, cheap, easy, MCS friendly! *pic light* ;D on: February 23, 2013 09:40:55 AM


Awesome! They are super cute, too! Smiley

Thanks MareMare!  Smiley



That is really awesome! I've been looking into using homemade soap for laundry. Do you have to use a little bag to hold the "tabs" in the washer?

Thanks, twisted5whispers, yes, I use the little mesh one in the pic, on the left.  It's from a bought box of washing tabs from a friend.  They used to have one per pack, so there were plenty.



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