Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Old Dairy Shop.

Hi All
and Welcome back.

I have so busy this last month doing Saturday markets. It has been such a success I have decided to open a shop in the Old Dairy.

I have lots of bric-a-brac for sale.

One room is set up for vintage and used goods and the other room for Handmade items.

I have pillows.

 Dishcloths and facecloths, knitted and crocheted.

Lots of candles, melts and tea light candles.

 Hand cut pressed metal hearts as well.

And lots of soap.

I have already sold so much and I haven't even opened yet.

Having a shop has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.
What made me start now you ask?
I read a sign in a coffee shop that said.
If you are not
Doing what you love
You are wasting
Your time.

So I decided to turn doing what I love into a part time business..

Enjoy your week.
The Last of 2014 and ask your self
Are you doing what you Love?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Laundry Day.

Happy Monday everyone.

My morning started by having to make Laundry Liquid before
I could start the washing, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.

10 Litres water
1 cup lux soap flakes
1/2 cup WASHING soda
1/2 cup bi-carb.

Heat 2 litres of water on stove with soap flakes, until dissolved, then add washing soda
mix  until mixture thickens then add bicarb.

I then pour the  hot soap  liquid into my plastic tub and SLOWLY add
water to make up to 10 litres. I use my stick blender to continually mix while adding water
other wise the mixture can go lumpy. I also like to add a fragrant oil at this time. Today I used peppermint.

One liquid is thoroughly mixed I pour it into my empty vinegar bottles. How easy is that, 5 mins that all it takes to make 10 litres of laundry liquid, quicker than running down to shops.
Tip- Leave a gape in each bottle so you can shake the mixture as it sometimes gets thick.

My laundry is a small room but it works for me, one side is the washing machine,
and the other is a bench that I fold the clothes on into piles for everyone. Above
the bench is my vases as I also bring my cut flowers from the garden here. The basket on the 
washing machine has my gardening gloves  in it.

I love my clothes line, I went from a hills hoist to this about 6 years ago now,
a great old guy built the deck and line for me. What I love most is it doesn't swing around in the wind.
Do you line dry your clothes? I love the smell of sunshine on my clothes.
I know a lot of countries only use a clothes dryer and have no line.

My laundry isn't big enough to iron in so i do that here in the 
family room next to the laundry.

So the washing is done and not yet dry so I'm off to do some gardening.

We have a student free day in in QLD today so I am going to put 
my boys to work helping me in the garden,
 They don't know that yet and I still have to get Robbie out of bed but that's the plan. :)
Have a great Monday what ever you are doing today.