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1  Re: 4x6 Art Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Fullmoon on: August 31, 2012 10:52:43 PM
Le me, attempting to learn to use my new phone and post pictures to Photobucket from it! Bwahahahaha....

Anyways, I received this lovely piece from geekgirl1000100. Thank youuuuu!!!

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2  Fullmoon's Adventures with Laundry Detergent! in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Fullmoon on: July 06, 2012 12:13:15 AM
Sometime last year I saw someone had posted a post about making their own laundry detergent, and in late May, early June, I went to Hermiston for a couple days and watched my aunt make some laundry detergent, which rekindled my fire for wanting to try it.... Unfortunately my grandmother, who I live with, said no because she doesn't want me doing much in the way of soaps or making my own anything past chainmaille/knitting/sewing. (And I quote "Alison, if you want a bar of soap, go buy it for a dollar at the store!! There is NOTHING wrong with it. Besides you have too much soap anyways, you don't need to make any. Besides, I don't want lye anywhere near here!") However, I briefly dated this amazing guy who shared my love of wanting to make everything.... He made me 5 tubes of super amazing chapstick in exchange for me sewing some buttons back onto his shirts, and then I decided to make laundry soap to give him cuz he'd been wanting to try some, and y'know, Gran can't stop me if I make it for him in the middle of the night and y'know.... End up with way too much and /have/ to keep some myself Wink Bwa hahahahaha.....

For the powdered detergent, I shredded 1/3 bar of soap (in this case Fels-Naptha, but you can use any castile soap or homemade soap!) and I used either 1/2 cup or 1 full cup each of Borax 20 Mule Team and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (I believe it was 1/2 cup each because I was making a very small batch). The soap was finely shred, I used a cheese grater from the dollar store for it. Cheesy I mixed it together into the jar, and closed the lid on it and shook it up to mix it after mixing it around with my hands. It was further mixed after this picture.

For the liquid detergent, I used 1/3 bar of soap, I think 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of washing soda, plus I believe I boiled 4-6 cups of water and mixed the ingredients to make basically a soap soup until it literally looked kinda like a soup.... (see picture below lol)

Then, I tried to add it to like 1.75 gallons of water at least because I didnt quite have enough to do as much as i wanted (I wished I had a bucket, but I could only hide small things, not a full bucket, yknow?) but I divided it up between a laundry jug and two glass containers and one small laundry jug. I spooned the mixture because pouring it wasn't going well, after I filled the containers with the amount of water I wanted in each, and with the lid on each, gave them some good shakes. I let them sit for 24 hours, but really, mine sat for more than 24. >_> They sat for a couple weeks.....

Here's a picture of all the mixtures together after I'd finished the batch. Smiley The small green laundry jug and the container of powdered liquid went to my ex and I kept the rest. I think my grandma found my stash of laundry detergent, seeing as she seems to have thrown out my peppermint shampoo-y stuff my ex made me, and she also jacked my box of Borax and washing soda, but at least I know where they are.... I actually /finally/ had a chance to try said laundry detergent recently, because I did my laundry in the middle of the night. If I plan on doing my laundry she like purposely does it while I'm at work or school, and I'm like "Augh, I just wanna wash my own clothes and try my soaaaaaaap" @[email protected]  For the record, when it settles, it goops up into this liquid awkwardness (but that may just be my batch being slightly shorted on water) so after giving it a good shake and then pouring it into the little cup, i squished it a bit before pouring it into my washer and squished up the goopy glops in my container a bit too. It worked AMAZINGLY well, definitely comparable to Tide and all of those other ones! (And came out much cheaper than me buying bottles of Seventh Generation cuz I like that better than whatever my grandmother uses that I might be slowly developing an allergy to...) It took out blood stains even! And my legs didn't get all itchy and/or break out from the clothes being washed in it (unlike whatever my grandmother uses on my clothes when Im not home. I think it's Tide) So I'm really pleased. Smiley Next time I'll use a little more water though and see if it goops a bit less.
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3  Re: Energy Healing - Round 2 (GALLERY) in The Swap Gallery by Fullmoon on: December 14, 2011 12:32:02 PM

I'm assuming you pour more water into the can, but maybe a spray bottle would work? I'm not certain.
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4  Re: Energy Healing - Round 2 (GALLERY) in The Swap Gallery by Fullmoon on: December 10, 2011 06:14:51 PM
I received from Eclectic Dreamer today Smiley

These are dish scrubby thingies and freaking awesome <3

Suncatcher Cheesy

Massage oils. They smell so nice <3 They're so cold though right now cuz the weather is super cold down here (As it probably is up there too) XD I need someone to massage me now!

It's a heated neck thing with the rice Cheesy (Sorry I'm bad at describing these xD) I'm probably gonna get this all nice and heated tonight and throw it on my neck and shoulders!

Pretty green water bottle Smiley

pentacle necklace! Win! :3

Lavender towel <3 I want this all over meeeee.

Pretty flower magnets which are up on my mini fridge now :3

Snow inna can. D: I didn't know they made this kind of thing!!!

:'DDDDDD YOGA MATTTTTTTTTT! So so so so happy >w< I've been really wanting a yoga mat Smiley

Thank you so much<3 I'm super in love with everything Smiley
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5  Re: Adult Only Swap Round 6- Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Fullmoon on: December 10, 2011 06:05:32 PM
Here's my goodies <3

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Nipple clamps / Body chains Smiley These are so pretty!!! I had to hide in my bathroom and hope that my Grandmother didn't notice my wandering the basement with nipple clamps clamped onto my shirt and bra XDDDDDD

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Crotchless panties!

Kitty ears Cheesy

Now we just have to hope that either Boyfriend decides to stop hating me or that I attract my professor XD

Thank you so much! <3
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6  Re: Falling for Autumn Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Fullmoon on: November 25, 2011 09:12:47 PM
After a bit of fighting, I got my Photobucket App to work Cheesy I'm gonna fight the USPS website and see if I can just get my postage stuff set for here and mail out tomorrow, otherwise, I'm set to send on my way to school Sunday afternoon/evening with that APC thing. (Does the APC work for priority mail?)

Anyways, here are the lovely goodies I received from Krista Smiley

(The reason there are a couple singlet earrings in this picture is because they slipped off my bed while I was taking pictures and I didn't spot them until after I took the pictures. They managed to get under my comforter)

I hope I'm not missing any pictures.

I love everything so much! This package came at the most perfect time ever. A lot has been going on and I've been kind of sad the past week or so.
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7  Re: Adult Only Swap Round 6( Sign up October 16-November 7 Send out December 2) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Fullmoon on: November 25, 2011 03:00:00 PM
fullmoon: how short is it now? Are you able to wear clips (are you into clips?) or do you wear anything in your hair?

I can still wear clips (yes I do like clips) and things like that.

Seems boyfriend wasn't quite ignoring me but he didn't really make the effort to inform me something was happening either -.-;;; So he's pretty pissed at me. I was pretty mean to him.
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8  I made soaaaaap :D in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by Fullmoon on: November 02, 2011 03:35:08 PM
I got bored one day and decided I wanted to make soap. It's not super fancy soap because it's melt n pour stuff and the stuff came from Michael's (Thank you MareMare for details of Shay and Co! I bought a bunch of cool stuff there and I'm gonna buy more when I'm not broke as I spent my last 50 bucks there XD ) but I'm happy with it. It was really fun to make these. Smiley I gave a few to my mom, one for a swap, two will be going to my silly boyfriend tonight, and I have one I for sure wanted, but I may keep a few more for myself as well. I haven't decided what I want to do with them all yet. They're all shea or goats milk, depending on the bars. Sorry my pics kinda suck, it was night time, I was in the kitchen dining room, and ended up relying on my handy dandy iPhone. xP Some of these have oatmeal in them, and the scents for them are orange, light rose, orange/light rose mix, or cucumber and green tea (Varying in scent depending on how much I put in)

I ended up with 16 bars of soap all together.

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9  Re: A Year of Homemade Gifts! - 2011-2012 - Are YOU in? in Craftalongs by Fullmoon on: November 02, 2011 03:25:16 PM

Woodburned box for my boyfriend (I just got my 1st woodburner XD )

From this picture, the soap with the Celtic knot design is for my boyfriend

From this picture, the yellow one (I dont know how to spell the name of the thing that's the design on it) is for my mom (It's got oatmeal in it)

The blue one is for my mom, the green one  is I think for my boyfriend

I think there was one other I made for my mom but I don't remember what one it was.
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10  Celtic knot woodburned box :) in Completed Projects by Fullmoon on: October 31, 2011 01:04:02 PM
Grandma bought me a woodburner Cheesy I promptly proceeded to burn my hand on it >_>

Then I did this box Cheesy It isn't perfect, but my boyfriend will like it. It's gonna be part of his Christmas present.

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