Friday, October 26, 2012

Frugal Friday With Marsha--10/26/12

I apologize for my absence in my Frugal Friday postings. Things are still wild around our house.

I've been working on 2 things when I am home.....working on my unfinished craft projects (and working hard at not starting something new!).....and attempting to declutter and re-organize this house. It does not pay to let yourself get behind, or to let stuff pile up.

People give us a lot of things, which is appreciated, but I've not been putting them away as they come in. The main problem may be that we just don't have places for everything. In that case I need to find a place, or we don't need it.

This week from the 99 Cent Solutions book I am sharing ways to use hairspray. Hairspray has so many different uses, that this will be continued to next week as well.

1. Preserve your bouquet. Spray the underside of cut flowers, leaves, and petal with hairspray to prolong their life. Stand a foot away for best results.

2. Stop static cling. If your pants or skirts or dresses are getting a little too friendly, spritz the underside with hairspray and it will stop the cling. You can also spray the hairspray on a paper towel and then rub it on the inside of your clothes.

3. Zip it up. If your zipper refuses to stay shut, put the item on, zip the zipper shut and coat the teeth with hairspray, using a cotton swab to apply it. The hairspray will act like invisible glue.

4. Remove ink. Spray hair spray on your clothing with ink stains before laundering. Make sure the ink has indeed disappeared before drying.

5. Thread a needle. Spritz the end of your thread with hairspray to stiffen it. It makes it easier to push through the needle.

6. Take care of bug bit itch. Squirt some hairspray on those bug bites and the itching and stinging will subside.

7. Stop runs in pantyhose. Spray the run with hairspray and stop it in it's tracks.

Your turn! Inspire me, and others, by sharing frugal blog posts you have done recently.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Squidoo Hopping--Share Your Latest Two Lenses

I'm doing it a little different this week.  Instead of a theme, I would like you to share the latest 2 lenses you have built.

I know there is a lot of building going on with the holidays coming up!  I've built 3 new ones and have at least one more that I hope to get done before tomorrow is over.

Please, if you blog, and you post a blog that has anything to do with squidoo, also share those posts in the linky as well.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Wednesday--October 24, 2012 know me, I never did make it back in to my craft room since my post last week.

I did work on some things outside of the room, just never what I would really like to get done.

I worked on knitting the prayer shawl for church.  I had hopes of getting it done, but it didn't happen.  Knitting, for me, takes so much longer than crocheting.
I guess I did get in to my craft room, because I did the machine quilting and made the binding for the baby quilt I am working on.  I've taken it in the van with me a couple of times and have worked on sewing on the binding while I waited on others.
And, here we have day 298, October 24, of the granny a day challenge blanket I am working on.  I tried to take the photo so that you could see the corner I have left to finish.  24 more squares needed (and the edging) for this to be finished, then I will start on the pillow for the rest of the 2012 squares.  I'm still anxious to get this done and on our bed.

I am linking up with the following blogs:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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