Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Bicarbonate of soda/baking soda and white vinegar are my new best friend.
I had tea stains in my cups and in my stainless steel sink, so i sprayed some white vinegar, sprinkled some baking soda, let it fizz, then got to work with a bit of elbow grease, perfect. I then washed it down with some of my general cleaner (see below). Bicarb is a salt and alkaline which neutralises acids such as white vinegar, which releases carbon dioxide and water which penetrates stains and dissolves grease.
General Cleaner - All purpose bathroom/kitchen and woodwork cleaner
I got this out of my local paper.
1 tbsp baking/bicarb soda
1 tsp white vinegar
squirt dishwashing liquid
Few drops of essential oil for fragrance (optional)
Put all ingredients in a recycled plastic spray bottle.
I made this up last night, but haven't used it yet, it smells nice. This recipie came from
1/2 cup unscented shampoo
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
15 drops fragrance oil
I used vanilla extract, but you can use kiwi, raspberry, strawberry or coconut extract
Pour shampoo into a bowl and add the water, stir until well mixed. Add the salt and fragrance. I've used an old shower gel bottle to fill the mixture with
Its been kindly pointed out that the preservative in the shampoo has been diluted so the mixture should be used up straight away and not stored.
I'll let you know what its like when i've used it.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
My next custom order was for more glittery and cute items. Doughnuts, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, poptarts and tea bags. I've never seen a pop tart gasp! At first i made them too fat, so had to remove some of the stuffing. I also designed the pattern for the brownies and tea bags. I think the tea bags came out quite well, so i'll be adding them with some cookies to my etsy shop in the new year.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thank you to everyone for entering, I will definately be arranging another fun giveaway in the future.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
IMPORTANT Each comment counts as one entrance, you will have up to 7 chances to win.
Winner will be announced in one week, Thursday 26th November (New Zealand time). I will contact the winner via blogspot. If you don't have a blogspot account, come and check if you have won, if you are the winner, please leave a comment with your email address (this won't be published) and i will get in touch with you. Here are the 7 ways you can enter:
1. Comment that you have become or are already a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on which of the three items you would like to win.
3. Check out my etsy shop and come back and paste a link of your favourite item
4. Share a link of your favourite item on your wishlist from any shop on etsy.
5. Twitter about this giveaway, if you post a link of your twitter i'll follow you
6. Become a facebook fan If you have a fan page too, leave a link on my page so i can follow you.
7. Blog about this giveaway
If anyone knows of a good online random number generator i can post of the winner, please let me know, thanks :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
A selection of items that i would love to give to my mum who lives in the UK. I'm hoping she'll be coming out for a visit (I live in New Zealand) in January. My lovely husband has kindly offered to pay for half her air fare, which i'll be surprising her with when i next phone her up!
Monday, October 12, 2009
You can find Vicki at:
her Etsy Shop and blog
Here are four of my favourites:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Don't you just love the lips! Its great as they're even teaching knitting at lunch time too. I'm hoping that they teach them to crochet, so my daughter can then teach me. Its great to see these crafts coming back!
On a side note, coming from the UK and living in New Zealand, whenever they say bear, it sounds like beer, why are they making beer at school?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
First fold the paper in half, then make into a concertina with 4 sections
Fold back the 2 end section and hold in place with a fun brad
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The swap-botters featured are, Me (lisajhoney), Invisible, MissThundercat, Courtney, Rengawk, Momwithahook, Trinket, Freespirit66, Craftaddict02, ArtsyAthina, KatinaNavane and TangleCrafts
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
My next tutorial will be for a mini scrapbook made out of one piece of 12 x 12 paper. The photos are on my memory stick, as we've got a new computer, but my daughter has it at school at the moment with her homework on being marked! Hopefully i'll get it back this week