Monday, April 13, 2009

Early Start on Christmas

I went to the craft store for a pair of knitting needles and ended up with a bag of 50% off yarn. Half of the yarn is undyed organic cotton. I had to justify my purchase to my husband by the time I got home so I decided this bag of yarn would be for Christmas presents. You read it right...I'm starting early this year since my goal is to knit at least 60% of my Christmas gifts this year. I found an awesome washcloth pattern that will be perfect for the cotton yarn. If anyone is interested in bartering Christmas presents (a gift using my craft/skill for a gift using your craft/skill) just send me an email. I would love for all of my presents to be handmade this year!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Random Tip of the Week

Throw a loosely wadded ball of tin foil in your dryer to get rid of static!

We don't use dryer sheets for a multitude of reasons (that shall be another post) and all of the alternatives we tried...well...they all sucked! I picked up the tin foil trick from a random source (I can no longer remember) and it works like a charm. I don't even use brand new foil. I reuse a piece of foil that was covering something in the fridge or freezer (a piece that has little to no food on it). I keep the foil ball in the dryer until it sneaks its way out with a load of clothes but that's no biggie because Isaiah's face lights up like a christmas tree when he spies one of these "space balls" amongst the socks. Yeah for foil!

PS: Did you know that you can recycle tin foil with your aluminum cans??? You can.