Today is extremely dreary and overcast. Yes. You see, I love opening every single blind and drawing back every curtain to let natural light filter through my home. In the summer however, this tendency is not the best for our electric bill. The sunshine warms the house a bit too much causing our AC …
Homemade Glass Cleaner
One of the things I like best about my kitchen is the big mirror backsplash behind my stove. It works great and is easy to clean, but I do use glass cleaner on a daily basis on it. It’s not very expensive when you get the store brand version, but I can not stand the […]
How To Make Your Own Natural Dyes
by Ashley English / Illustration by Olivia De Salve Villedieu This article originally appeared on Modern Farmer. Back to the land — it’s officially back. Magazines, conferences and books devoted to the DIY ethos abound. But learning practical skills doesn’t have to mean signing up for a lifetime of lumpy
1930's Quilt - Reproduction Fabrics
Today I made this little baby quilt, using Windham's Story Book fabrics and Wee Play for the backing. These fabrics reminds me of my great grandma's dresses, just gorgeous! Blogged here: swede-heart.blogspot.com/2011/06/1930s-reproduction-print... Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/a.little.swedeheart
Natural Dyes - Yellow Onion Skins
Yellow onion skins create a golden range of earthy colors. With a concentrated dye bath and enough time for the fibers to soak, the colors achieved...
DIY: A Dried Fruit Garland for the Holidays - Gardenista
For insight into how I turned out the way I did, consider the year that my mother declared that we'd have an "18th-century Christmas." While our friends as
Natural Dyeing: Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot)
I got a nice pale yellow on my homespun wool with Queen Anne's Lace. Also known as wild carrot, this grows wild all over the northwest....
Japanese indigo dyeing day
This is the third summer that some members of our Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild have grown and dyed with Japanese indigo. I have six garbage pails planted with Japanese indigo – 3 plants per pot. This is more than I need but I grow extra for those who...
Eco Printing on Fabric (for Beginners) - FiberArtsy.com
Eco Printing or Eco Dyeing on Fabric. Basic Eco Printing with black walnut and maple leaves printed on silk chiffon and cotton with an iron modifier.
Stunning Silk Eco Printing - Made By Barb - Step by Step instructions
Simple instructions to figure out the mysteries of Eco Printing on silk. Full explanation with detailed pictures. Make your own Silk Scarves!
How to Grunge Material for Primitive Projects and Petitions — The Magickal Way!
How to Distress or Grunge Material for Primitive Projects & Petitions — The Magickal Way by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2012 Distressed material works extremely well for a variety of magic…