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  Topic: Plant ID
frewen

Replies: 12
Views: 312
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 17, 18 12:33 pm   Subject: Plant ID
Lemon balm tea anyone?
  Topic: No Swallows.
frewen

Replies: 31
Views: 2761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 01, 18 8:22 am   Subject: No Swallows.
Give them a chance - the weather had been a bit grim (she says being optimistic)

I'm hoping for swallows soon
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
frewen

Replies: 60
Views: 6662
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 18 8:04 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
if it helps

most detergents are sulphonated aliphatic mineral oils and could be considered mildly acidic

soaps are usually complex fats/oils with extra hydroxyls stuck on and could be considered ...
  Topic: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
frewen

Replies: 60
Views: 6662
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 18 9:05 am   Subject: vinegar instead of fabric conditioner
We are in a hard water area. I'm just used to it I suppose. I'm going to sloosh some vinegar through my next wash. You've got me intrigued now!
  Topic: Fox toy
frewen

Replies: 6
Views: 2017
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 18 3:27 pm   Subject: Fox toy
Foxy says thank you - as he can only count to "some"
  Topic: Fox toy
frewen

Replies: 6
Views: 2017
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 18 2:09 pm   Subject: Fox toy
Girl child is happy with her upcycled fox toy. Looks like roadkill if you ask me, but she's happy with it.
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29428/IMG_7922+%28Edited%29.JPG
  Topic: Hedges for privacy
frewen

Replies: 23
Views: 3062
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 18 8:45 am   Subject: Hedges for privacy
Interesting topic - I shall follow and learn
  Topic: Slow cooker
frewen

Replies: 11
Views: 1475
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 8:28 pm   Subject: Slow cooker
Rice pudding worked and not a bubble of a boil reached.

I am a happy slow cooker owner
  Topic: free vintage sewing patterns
frewen

Replies: 14
Views: 995
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 8:26 pm   Subject: free vintage sewing patterns
Absolutely - and for someone like me who's quite "wonky" on the one hand and "broad waisted" on the other - it means that I can actually get something to fit !
  Topic: sneaky hedge planting
frewen

Replies: 15
Views: 1912
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 8:25 pm   Subject: sneaky hedge planting
Green sticks - got it
  Topic: free vintage sewing patterns
frewen

Replies: 14
Views: 995
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 6:04 pm   Subject: free vintage sewing patterns
So from those patterns I'd be looking at the schematic diagram
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29420/B6015A.jpg

See the little thing on the bottom left hand side? That's what I'd be working from ...
  Topic: free vintage sewing patterns
frewen

Replies: 14
Views: 995
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 5:50 pm   Subject: free vintage sewing patterns
Then you can start to use the pattern shapes you have,superimposed over your own "block" to make a mock up called a toile in calico fabric
(this is a jacket).

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/294 ...
  Topic: free vintage sewing patterns
frewen

Replies: 14
Views: 995
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 5:46 pm   Subject: free vintage sewing patterns
Then you use those to draw out a basic template that will fit you

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29418/metric-pattern-cutting-womenswear-winifred-aldrich-20-638.jpg

(This is a bodice obviously ...
  Topic: free vintage sewing patterns
frewen

Replies: 14
Views: 995
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 5:46 pm   Subject: free vintage sewing patterns
Ok - let me try again. You take a lot of measurements
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29417/metric-pattern-cutting-womenswear-winifred-aldrich-14-638.jpg
  Topic: sneaky hedge planting
frewen

Replies: 15
Views: 1912
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 5:35 pm   Subject: sneaky hedge planting
Service tree - likes clay - big tick
 
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