At my booth at Byron Days a couple weeks ago I had an order for a custom hat. Instead of the yellow centered daisy that was originally on the hat my customer wanted a pink centered flower. Since I wanted to deliver the completed item to her as soon as possible I ended up replacing the flower on the hat instead of creating an entirely new one. I delivered it a couple of days after the event and now I have an extra daisy that I’ll probably end up putting on a headband instead.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha Soap
1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
Start heating 6 cups of water in a large pan. Grate the soap and then add it to the water. Wait till the soap melts and then add the washing soda and the borax. Stir until everything is dissolved.
Pour 4 cups of hot water into a 2 gallon bucket. Add your soap mixture and stir. All 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. Use 1/2 cup per load.
These were the prices at the Cody WalMart Tues. evening when I purchases my supplies:
fels naptha 97 cents
washing soda 2.77
So for the price of less than one container of detergent I was able to buy the ingredients to make many batches of detergent. According to the calculations that were shared with us the price works out to be about 1 cent a load. Pretty good!
Friday, July 1, 2011
Linking up to this party.