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  • Re: Just completed this project.

     Nice work! They look good. Edey
    Posted to Hobbies and Crafts (Forum) by Edey on Thu, Jan 26 2012
  • Re: Homespun

    [quote user="Brandy"]Do you  think we may ever see the average person finding something homemade to be something to be proud of, something more desirable than the commercial alternative[/quote]  Not as long as there are commercials, and groups, heavily promoting the opposite ideals. As long as there are a majority of people ...
    Posted to Virtual Thrift Club (Forum) by Edey on Fri, Jan 13 2012
  • Re: Save yourself a lot of money and learn to make one simple thing...

     A Nacho cheese recipe:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/how-to-make-nacho-cheese_n_1202697.html?ref=kitchendaily
    Posted to Frugal Food and Cooking (Forum) by Edey on Fri, Jan 13 2012
  • Re: Homespun

    [quote user="Lisa R"] I still think that it would be awesome to someday only wear clothes that I had designed[/quote]  Lisa, an idea that might be helpful if you can find them: The older, pre-1950's sewing books put out by Singer, Vogue, McCall's, Butterick, Good Housekeeping. These books were filled with ideas of how ...
    Posted to Virtual Thrift Club (Forum) by Edey on Thu, Jan 12 2012
  • Re: Save yourself a lot of money and learn to make one simple thing...

     This is a really good tip for basic cooking ability. Start with this roux, make a white sauce, and go from there with many, many different flavor combinations.  here are some other examples 1.cheese sauce 2. a sweet sauce that adds a 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring to the basic white sauce; use it over pancakes or ...
    Posted to Frugal Food and Cooking (Forum) by Edey on Thu, Jan 12 2012
  • Re: Homespun

    I think there are two different thoughts here, one being a need to look well, and the other being expressed is that of spending on what isn't needed.  It is necessary to dress for work, and other social situations, and certainly someone wearing nice fitting clothes gives a better impression than wearing torn jeans and a hoodie.  ...
    Posted to Virtual Thrift Club (Forum) by Edey on Thu, Jan 5 2012
  • Re: Homespun

     [quote user="Becky"] I think the key is that everyone needs to do what THEY can on whatever level they are able. If you can make clothes, do so. If you can patch your clothes to make them last longer do so. If you are able to grow a gardend and preserve your produce do so. BUT if those things are not possible you have to do the ...
    Posted to Virtual Thrift Club (Forum) by Edey on Mon, Jan 2 2012
  • Re: Homespun

     I can't see the population at large going back to handmades or something similar, unless it was forced onto them by catastrophic circumstances: i.e. natural disasters like the Japan's earthquake and tsunami, or a complete collapse of the world economy. A catastrophe forces the population to slow down and re-think necessities and how ...
    Posted to Virtual Thrift Club (Forum) by Edey on Sun, Jan 1 2012
  • Re: Reapiring Rugs

     I don't know if this will help or not: a tube of silicon adhesive.  I saw this tip for putting non-slip treads onto the bottom of knitted slippers. It sounds like it would work, maybe it would work for a rug. This adhesive comes in a tube like tub caulk is, and I think it can be found in a hardware secton.  You would lay down ...
    Posted to Can You Help? (Forum) by Edey on Thu, Dec 22 2011
  • Re: Winter Solstice!

     What a lovely idea, celebrating this day. I enjoy winter, but then I live in a somewhat, sort of semi tropical region (SoCal), so, for me, cold weather and cloudy days are a treat. It means I can knit more, bake more, wrap up and be cozy, breathe fresh cool air, and be happy.   Summertime is my cabin fever time.  Edey
    Posted to Holidays and Birthdays (Forum) by Edey on Mon, Dec 19 2011
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