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« Reply #630 on: February 28, 2010 08:42:20 AM »

Hi everyone!
I have spent the last week and a half reading this entire thread and now feel like i know you all personally...silly i know.  I even did the happy clap thing(that odd people like me do when they are excited) when cj announced her pregnancy(congats and best wishes cj).

I have to say I have loved so many ideas in this thread and have opened a frugal word document that I have been copying recepies and ideas into the whole time I have been reading.  Some of you have been great inspirations. 

A great big thanks to emma(mink_bikini) for giving me addresses in edmonton for some wonderfully frugal shopping spots.  I only wish that I had joined craftster sooner so I could have got in on the action of the frugal swaps...they look like such fun, and you are all so creative.
Anyways, enough blabbing from me, just wanted to say thanks!!
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« Reply #631 on: February 28, 2010 09:35:14 AM »

Welcome to Craftster, boberry.  It's always to have another chatty person around.

Frugal for yesterday:  We went grocery shopping yesterday and bought a lot of staples that were on sale, and didn't buy any junk food.  

And lylacfey, don't worry.  There will always be complainers.  It just shows good taste that they decided you were strong enough to handle their grief.  Let it roll off, and be healthy.

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« Reply #632 on: February 28, 2010 11:03:42 AM »

I've had some trouble with my internet connection lately and didn't follow this thread the last couple of pages.  Undecided

But I wanted to show off the things I made for this month's theme:

Swiffer covers inspired by this post:





I used leftover acrylic yarn and I love them. I think they work even better then the disposable ones. I made one out of cotton to use for mopping but it didn't work. It streched out so much it almost fell of the swiffer. I know I have some old towels lying around somewhere and I'm propably going to cut them up to sew some swiffer covers.

And here's a box/dispenser for my reusable paper towels:


I want to make a matching wet bag and dish towels but I have way too many projects on my to do list right now.
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« Reply #633 on: February 28, 2010 11:25:15 AM »

As far as the Feb. theme, I've made a soap saver both for a swap partner and for myself.  But, don't enter me in this drawing.  I have plenty of dishcloths and can always make myself more.  So, take me out of the running on this one to up the chances for someone who needs the dishcloths.  You can see the soap saver I crocheted for lydiaharper in the frugal swap gallery.  I'll post a pic of mine later tonight if my internet cooperates (which it wasn't very well last night).

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« Reply #634 on: February 28, 2010 11:28:25 AM »

For February I made a crochet body scrubber.  Thanks to Mare Mare for the pattern.  The project wouldn't really be all that frugal since it used almost a half skein of yarn, but it was stash yarn, so it was frugal in this case.

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« Reply #635 on: February 28, 2010 12:10:56 PM »

I made terry swiffer covers for this months theme.  Everything was stash. The best thing was that the towels were given to me by my neighbor making them totally free.  Woohoo, can't beat free.  I received the buttons from a swap.

 

Swiffer cover done in retro 70s pink towel with an old brown bath towel for the inside.



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« Reply #636 on: February 28, 2010 02:08:37 PM »

I've had some trouble with my internet connection lately and didn't follow this thread the last couple of pages.  Undecided

But I wanted to show off the things I made for this month's theme:

Swiffer covers inspired by this post:

I used leftover acrylic yarn and I love them. I think they work even better then the disposable ones. I made one out of cotton to use for mopping but it didn't work. It streched out so much it almost fell of the swiffer. I know I have some old towels lying around somewhere and I'm propably going to cut them up to sew some swiffer covers.

Loved your cover! It was so cool to see you were inspired by my post! That's never happened to me before.
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« Reply #637 on: February 28, 2010 02:10:04 PM »

Found a stack of old tires put out to curb as trash down the street.  Slowly lugging them home to stack them in my backyard for this year's potatoes a la the instructions in The Urban Homestead.  Saves me having to come up with a big trashcan or other bin.

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Been reading through recipe books and old magazines.  Oh man, I cannot NOT wait to have fresh tomatoes and basil in the backyard!  *sigh*



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« Reply #638 on: February 28, 2010 06:14:38 PM »

I want to make a matching wet bag and dish towels but I have way too many projects on my to do list right now.

These are nice. Tell me, what is a wet bag?
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« Reply #639 on: February 28, 2010 11:02:08 PM »

I am not doing this month's challenge either. I made lots of items but I make them all the time so I don't know if they are post worthy. You know like 'Hey, here's my can of homemade carpet deodorizer!" ROFL!

The swiffer covers are making me want a swiffer again. Smiley

I finished JOW! I spoiled, spoiled, spoiled. It was fun but I am worn out, ROFL! I am not complaining so please don't think that.

I am setting here thinking I now have all this time to really organize my craft room and get back to writing. I am so excited.

I finally got my die cut machines organized after testing, grumbling, testing some more, cussing, testing even more and the winner is.......

Cricut with SCAL. Honestly, I tested all the vectoring software and SCAL did the best. Yes, I tested Make the Cuts too.

Now, I can sale most of my die cut machines. I am so excited. I want to get some new crafting items and this will help my budget a lot.

The vectoring testing was really hard and took me two months to work on. You know these machines are not cheap and I was lucky enough to literally have them all. In the end the most frugal choice for me is the Cricut with SCAL.

I have two projects done that were major and now I can concentrate on other things which will help me be more frugal.

I just noticed we are up too 66 pages on the FrugalALong. We are really chatty. It's Aiki's fault, lol.

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