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  Topic: Utter newbie compost question
bloomeenee

Replies: 8
Views: 2677
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 11 4:42 pm   Subject: Utter newbie compost question
I get rid of stuff like that by putting it in a compost bag (of the black, light proof variety), tie it up and leave for a season. When preparing a trench, say for potatoes, October onwards, in it go ...
  Topic: Utter newbie compost question
bloomeenee

Replies: 8
Views: 2677
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 11 11:32 am   Subject: Utter newbie compost question
Hi all, opinions please!
I've been doing mammoth weeding in an attempt to turn the space out the back of my house into something resembling a garden.

I have pulled up yards of roots of something ( ...
  Topic: Rug Making Beamish style
bloomeenee

Replies: 19
Views: 9988
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 10 5:20 pm   Subject: Rug Making Beamish style

I think the base was stretched on a frame and the ladies were sitting by the kitchen fire, so if it was on a stand it was a small

I've been given my gran's mat frame, apparatly you prop them up ...
  Topic: Rug Making Beamish style
bloomeenee

Replies: 19
Views: 9988
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 10 5:16 pm   Subject: Rug Making Beamish style
If it was long strips,with a short looped look to it it's a hooky mat, if it used short strips and had a tufted finish, its a a proggy.

My gran taught me proggy years ago, although I've not done it ...
  Topic: fleece scraps
bloomeenee

Replies: 9
Views: 2443
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 09 9:30 pm   Subject: fleece scraps
These would be cozy in fleece http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/blog/cloth_shoe.pdf
I second the idea of patchwork blankets though
  Topic: Scarves for women in refuges again?
bloomeenee

Replies: 17
Views: 6106
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 09 1:59 pm   Subject: Scarves for women in refuges again?
I'll post a photo when I'm done. It's mostly going to be scrappy small bits probably
  Topic: Scarves for women in refuges again?
bloomeenee

Replies: 17
Views: 6106
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 09 1:35 pm   Subject: Scarves for women in refuges again?
I'm planning on a clearout of my yarn stash this week: I'd like it to go to a good home so if I post on here when I'm done would anyone be interested in yarn for this project?
  Topic: August giveaway!
bloomeenee

Replies: 79
Views: 10412
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 09 5:55 pm   Subject: August giveaway!
Ooh yes please!
  Topic: Scarves for women in refuges again?
bloomeenee

Replies: 17
Views: 6106
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 09 2:42 pm   Subject: Scarves for women in refuges again?
I'd be up for this... Are sewn or woven acceptable as well as knit and crochet?
  Topic: weaving
bloomeenee

Replies: 30
Views: 14291
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Sep 06, 08 6:48 am   Subject: weaving
I am sitting here looking at my proggy mat frame... I'm sure new cross bars could be made to make it into a loom
Any thoughts anyone?
It looks like this:
http://i54.photobucket.com/albu ...
  Topic: weaving
bloomeenee

Replies: 30
Views: 14291
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 08 8:35 pm   Subject: weaving
I'll try to get work's warp weighted loom out sometime soon and do pictures, they are very easy to make and use

Ooh that'd be fab, thanks!
  Topic: weaving
bloomeenee

Replies: 30
Views: 14291
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 08 6:20 pm   Subject: weaving

I still use our old family clothes horse for drying clothes!! Its old cloth hinges fell apart years ago, but I have cunningly replaced them with old tights legs

I think that's obligat ...
  Topic: Who you gonna call...Stashbusters
bloomeenee

Replies: 26
Views: 6790
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat May 17, 08 4:16 pm   Subject: Who you gonna call...Stashbusters
i can write up some articles on other ways of using up stash if you like
Ooh yes please!
  Topic: Re-Usable Sandwich Wrappers
bloomeenee

Replies: 8
Views: 3535
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun May 11, 08 4:54 pm   Subject: Re-Usable Sandwich Wrappers
It looks very pretty but what's wrong with a plastic bag that you wash and reuse?

Nothing whatsoever! I just thought this might be a more hardwearing alternative.
i often take salads or leftover ...
  Topic: Re-Usable Sandwich Wrappers
bloomeenee

Replies: 8
Views: 3535
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat May 10, 08 8:33 am   Subject: Re-Usable Sandwich Wrappers
Hi all, just thought I'd share a link i just found, which i thougfht was a rather good idea!
http://thesmallobject.com/stenopad/wordpress/?p=1263
As soon as I can get hold of some the vinyl fabric I ...
 
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