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Topic: Frugal Living Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED; MAIL BY 2/6/2010)  (Read 96242 times)
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« Reply #180 on: December 27, 2009 03:14:48 PM »

Ah interlibrary loan. I just got back from doing a year in Korea which, obviously, has no libraries I would be able to get interested in. I'm just getting used to understanding everything I read on the shelf again!

I know that including a couple of favorite patterns has been mentioned, but including a well-loved book or something of crafts would be a great extra to include.
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« Reply #181 on: December 27, 2009 03:42:20 PM »

This swap just might bring me out of hiding! It looks like a lot of fun and I'm getting tons of ideas since I've just read every post in this thread! Smiley
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« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2009 03:48:22 PM »

come on do it!!!! all the cool kids are:)
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« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2009 03:50:39 PM »

This is a busy thread. I love reading all the great ideas!  I would love to have a frugal cookbook and any reusable "paper" product (cloth diapers, wipes, moma cloth pantyliners, napkins, dishcloths, etc...).  I also really like the DIY kits like the garden (I wanna make a cute little fairy herb garden for my front porch) and homemade detergent.  Oh, and of course, the things to keep you warm!  I hate having the heat cranked up, but it gets pretty cold in our house at night.  I want to learn to knit so I can make longies and socks!  LOL

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« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2009 03:51:40 PM »

I found the issuse with soaps is usely the fragrance.

I use EO in mine or there are a few fragrant oils that we can use.
But sometimes even using my own soaps my skin still plays up....I think it's because the skin has a slight acid mantle where soaps are totally alkaline, also whatever is added to the water is a big isuse for us, our water people add chlorine YUCK.

MareMare have you tried RBO in place of OO?

I find it eliminates the slimies you sometimes get from OO soaps, and it used to be cheaper, not now though but I found a place to buy it bulk.

draft dogers are good with small rocks from the garden at the bottom and them plastic bags in to or old clothes, fabric scraps etc.


I would love to start my own hydroponic setup inside But I got no room, I have seen it done with poly tubing cut in half. Might do so in the shed for winter.....

blimey it's hot here today.
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« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2009 04:12:20 PM »

I have used rice bran oil in place of olive oil, but I think it is a little softer and goes bad a little more quickly. I swear by it in my lip balms though!  Having said all that about castile soap, I usually don't make castile lol, my typical recipe contains 40% olive oil so I don't really have that sliminess problem, but I totally know what you mean!  Grin
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« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2009 04:42:44 PM »

Im not sure who was asking about facial cleanser, and though I dont make my own, I swear by Burts Bees facial cream cleanser. Just my input....


Anywho, I was thinking about doing a big wool blanket out of upcycled varsity jackets (I work in the embroidery industry and we dont just throw out our jackets when we mess up and need to reorder one, we save the ruined jacket for the usable parts....and i have a TON of jacket parts from unworn jackets but are unuseable by us.) I'd make one for myself but wool and me dont get along too well when its against my skin.

I cant believe how lively this thread is! glad I joined this swap.

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« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2009 05:34:43 PM »

well....lots of soap talk.... I don't make it, have not tried.... but I LOVE GETTING/USING it......

and I could make a wonderful cozy blanket..... I have chenille, flannel, fleece, cotton, denim, wool ...... all already cut into squares.  you see I have this OCD thing going that I have to make sure scraps, bigger that 3x3 are cut into squares and put away for projects just like this..... Grin

and I love making things out of other things......like blazers and ties into totebags... and I'm big into lunch sets right now too.......bags, wraps , bento (sp?) boxes and so on.....

im going to have to go back 10 pages or so and look at that list of ideas again......after sending in my info, i read that list and realized there were so many other things I would like and so many other things that I could also make and already have the supplies for......
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« Reply #188 on: December 27, 2009 06:50:41 PM »

Since this is my first swap and I'm not really sure what to post here, I'm going to try and make the coordinators job a little easier.  Here's a couple of lists to contemplate.

Things I can make from my (considerable) stash (much of it upcycled or repurposed):
  • Shopping totes
  • Breast pads (all cotton)
  • Dish cloths/scrubbies
  • Baby bibs/burp cloths
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby mittens
  • Fleece hat
  • Slippers (woolen)
  • Wallets
  • Reusable lunch/snack pouches
  • Needle felted pin/brooch
  • Felted soap (not homemade soap Embarrassed)
  • Lavender/peppermint/eucalyptus scent pouches

Things I'd like:
  • Homemade soaps and/or lotions(I have no allergies)
  • Wool dryer ball
  • Surprises
  • Old clean t-shirts rotary cut into 4" x 1" strips (mostly earthy/natural colors)
  • Big cozy blanket
  • Knit or crocheted...anything
  • Surprises
  • Organizing method for my multitude of patterns
  • Anything for my animals (3 cats, two dogs); biscuit recipe?  Play toys?
  • Kids stuff (3 grandkids, 2 boys under 5 and a 9 year old girl)
  • Surprises

Did I mention I like surprises?   Wink
 






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« Reply #189 on: December 27, 2009 06:55:33 PM »

Mammallama--did you put that in your sign-up form? That would probably help for matching purposes  Smiley
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