Monday 25 July 2016

Tea Towels and a Shawl

Hello!  Today I'd love to share with you some sweet homemade hand towels that I made.  I had found this large piece of slightly stained fabric.  I washed it and then tea stained it to hide the slight stains that were set in.  I then made them into towels with my sewing machine and added some lace to some as a gentle touch.  I love to have them to help freshen up my kitchen. :) 

I also have a sweet simple shawl that I'd like to share.  I was given some beautiful purple twill yarn and have been toying with what to create with it.  I settled on a shawl...for they are like warm hugs.  I chose a simple granny square pattern and there was enough yarn for the shawl and two small flowers which will have buttons put on them and then I'll use the flowers to hold the shawl together so I will have two free hands. 

I have been enjoying creating things lately.  Thanks so much for dropping by to see me! :)

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Homemade Earthpaste Toothpaste

Hello Friends!  Today I would like to share with you a new thing that I have done.  My family has been using Earthpaste toothpaste for awhile now and we really like it.  It's not cheep, but it's worth the cost if you want to use the more natural toothpaste.  Since the cost is something I've been considering I have started thinking about making it myself.  I was able to get some Redmond Clay at my local health food store this past week and I decided to give it a go.  I started looking online for a recipe and found a good one HERE.  

SO, I made two different kinds.  A spearmint and a peppermint.  I put the toothpaste in small mason jars and then set a jar of wooden stir sticks beside them to get the toothpaste from the jar to the brushes.  I have this thing about all of us dipping our toothbrushes in the same this takes care of that. :)  I also used liquid stevia and not xylitol since I had it on hand and am not sold on the safety of xylitol at this point.  It's super easy and is much cheeper than buying the tubes of it.  Perhaps you would like to give it a try.

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I pray you have a wonderful day!

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