Friday, July 17, 2009

PicnicBasketCrafts Laundry Bar :)

So I officially tried out Tiffany's from picnicbasketcrafts on Etsy's laundry bar today! I have to start by saying that when my 4 year old pulled the envelope out of the mail he yelled "we got a present Mommy!!" That is because it was in a envelope that was absolutely beautiful because it was zig-zagged stitched magazine pages! Then, when we opened our "present," we loved how it was wrapped in pretty butterfly paper! I was already totally impressed, not to mention the eye serum was also in there (love that too!!)

A little known fact about me is that I have been making my own laundry soap for quite a while! It cuts back on all of the packaging that goes into landfills and it will save you a great deal of money! I use a common recipe that I found and it makes nice powder detergent that lasts a long time!
The recipe is:
1 cup grated soap (usually I use Fels Naptha) but I used picnicbasketcrafts today
1/2 cup borax (super easy to find~even at Wal Mart)
1/2 cup washing soda (not to be confused with baking soda~found mine at Martin's)

You just put about 2 table spoons into the laundry for a clean load of laundry! I have read that you only need 1 table spoon for the higher efficiency washers

As for the review:

+ the soap grated very easily
+didn't have a super over powered scent (just smelled clean)
+I could actually read and understand all of the ingredients (I love that!)
+I used it on some of our stinky gym clothes and they smelled super clean
+didn't leave behind any type of soap residue (there was some dark colors in this load)
+++ it quickly dissolved unlike the store bought brand that takes forever to break down in the wash!!! (that's why it got 3 plus signs! That's my favorite part!!)

I really don't think that there is anything that I could tell her to improve upon! I loved it and would buy it from her store! Thanks for the laundry soap sample Tiffany! We loved it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Facial Scrubbies

I have been busy crafting, since I actually have time to! I love being a teacher and having the summers off!! I have been making lots of different facial scrubbies and making the sets match! I still use fabric that the majority has been used to make something else! (like quilts, bibs, bags, etc.) They are backed with chenille which make them soft and scrubbie at the same time! They wash up great and I have had mine for over a year and haven't had to throw any away!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pictures for my wet jet refills

I have been trying to upload these pictures to my etsy convo, but they just don't want to go! Therefore, I am uploading them up to here! Have a looksy!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Slow week a la Etsy!

Boy, oh boy, things have been pretty slow in my shop for the past week! I'm hoping that it is going to pass soon! However, I have been having some extra time to craft this week! I have plenty of reusable dusters on hand and ready to go! I also have been working on my packaging and getting some new labels together!
Mom and I are going to be going to a craft show in my town on the 18th of July and hopefully I will have lots of goodies to sell at that event! I have even been making some new sandwich/snack bags! I have been using-testing them in my lunch for about 1/2 of a school year and it has withstood a lot! I also keep one in my car for when my little guy wants something to eat but it needs to be put in the bag! (you know, those wonderful groceries that you just paid for and we just CAN'T wait until we get home to eat!) I think that I will post some of them next week at a wonderful introductory price! Well, off to relax before the fireworks! Yeah, I know that it is the 3rd of July, but that is how my town does it! Oh well!! Enjoy the holiday weekend!