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Topic: Frugal Living Swap 2: Return of the Cheap (SIGNUPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 5/1)  (Read 67658 times)
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« Reply #540 on: April 23, 2010 03:19:20 PM »

Crafting away here, FINALLY! One "small" is 90% done, hope to finish it tonight while watching a movie or something equally mindless. I also made a trip to the fabric/craft store today for two things - I did stick to the guidelines of no more than $5 spent on supplies - the tab for the extra supplies came to $3.85, thanks to sale prices and small yardage requirements. :thumbs up: Planning to prewash new fabric this evening after the kidlets are in bed and then squeeze in the small amount of sewing required over the weekend.


« Reply #541 on: April 23, 2010 08:55:19 PM »

I was able to finish up one thing today for my partner.  I found a large amount of a particular notion that worked perfectly for this project at the Goodwill Store.  While I got the general idea from several different places on the web I worked out my own design using snap tape.  I really like the way this project turned out.  I have a few more things I want to make for her.

« Reply #542 on: April 23, 2010 10:20:51 PM »

I haven't done any other things since last time I posted. I brought a huge bag of supplies to my mom's house this week, but I didn't actually do any crafting! Right now, I think I technically have everything I need in order to send, but I still want to make a few more things.

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« Reply #543 on: April 24, 2010 09:08:42 AM »

angelofmusic - ack!  What a day! *hug*  That recipe for chile rellenos sounds really good, though.  I'm going to have to try it!

If you have a can of tomatoes, try adding white beans to it and using it as a pasta sauce with some herbs (basil, oregano, salt, pepper).  Tasty, filling and very healthy.  I cooked up a batch of the sauce and froze most of it to use later.  (Though you'll need a freezer, of course!)  For the water - if you have a lemon/lime and a couple slices of cucumber, putting a few slices in can give it a different taste.  


I haven't been very frugal, either.  I had to replace my front brakes and get the back ones resurfaced (not sure if that's the right word).  It hurt.  And I'm at work until 10 tonight (got here at 7:30) because I'm chaperoning, so dinner will be out.  Bah.  

*hugs* for you too! It's just been a crazy week. I love the idea for sauce. Going to have to try that - sounds yummy. And I just happen to have all the ingredients in my cupboard. Thanks!

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« Reply #544 on: April 24, 2010 09:18:43 AM »

You're very welcome.  It surprised me by how much I liked it.  Cheesy 

Here's to a better upcoming week!

Oh and to camelama - yes, I totally agree.  My brakes were a necessity (especially as someone stopped short in front of me on the way to work yesterday!)  It just hurts to see a chunk go out.  (Though yay for my second month of an emergency fund - it came in handy and would not have been possible if I hadn't been frugal the past several months!)
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« Reply #545 on: April 24, 2010 01:51:02 PM »

I just finished one for my partner but I have no idea what  it would beinsidered small or large?

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« Reply #546 on: April 24, 2010 01:57:19 PM »

I forgot to take pics before I sent!  Damn it!  I do that ALL the time!!!  Crumbs...  Hope you have a camera and can take a few decent ones for me, jennilocker Smiley

« Reply #547 on: April 24, 2010 02:23:20 PM »

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« Reply #548 on: April 24, 2010 04:37:02 PM »

I just finished one for my partner but I have no idea what  it would beinsidered small or large?

Maybe you could split the difference and call it a medium? Wink

Well I finished the small while catching up on my hulu.com queue last night. Except I didn't account for the difference in size based on a substitution of a certain necessary piece of equipment needed to craft the item. So I considered it a trial run and am about 60% done with the replacement, using the correct size equipment. It looks I will be adding one very awkwardly sized ------ ------- to my own collection...

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« Reply #549 on: April 25, 2010 01:45:19 AM »

always the way.
I finished my parcel today, Now another idea pops into my head and it is soooooo perfect for OGD.
I just have to make it.


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