I’ve been clipping these dainty purple flowers from my sage stalks for weeks, and they keep coming. My favorite things in life are as useful as they are beautiful.
Rosemary & Red Potatoes
Hard boiled eggs…in the rice cooker. I set the rice, then ten minutes in I add eggs and slightly thawed frozen broccoli. The eggs should cook about 30 minutes. Then run cold water over them. They peel SO easily.
DIY wax warmer pods
- Scented candle in glass container or just a candle with no container
- Optional tongs to reach inside a jar
- Small condiment cups, often found with kitchen extras like wood skewers and salt and pepper shakers. Mine are from Walmart.
- Melt candle in the microwave, in the jar, or in a microwave safe container if using a plain candle. It may take several minutes depending on the size of your candle.
- Pour into condiment cups, about 1/4” deep.
- Freeze for about an hour.
- Gently tap the little cup upside down to release the wax.
- Place in a wax warmer and enjoy!
Store extras as you would your other wax. I keep mine in the fridge in the warmer months so they don’t stick together.
Chunks, not pods
If you’d prefer the natural chunks instead, here’s how I get those.
- Freeze the candle instead of melting it. Freeze for a good couple of hours to make it solid.
- Now, working fast before the wax warms, use a knife to cut the candle from the top down, in a rough pie shape. Break pieces apart inside the jar and use tongs to pull them out. Or if your candle is not inside a container, continue to the next step.
- Now cut pieces into smaller chunks, about an inch in size.
- Store in a paper or plastic bag at room temperature or in the fridge if your house gets hot like mine in the summer.
Finished the chevron stripe blanket I started last year. The most unusual pattern. It works diagonally from one corner to the other and makes a square. The original was designed with lots of colors and it made little squares. By using only two colors and going two rows with each color instead of one, I was able to get a zig zag effect. Now considering adding a border. Thoughts?
Done! It’s part doily, part mini tablecloth. Each square is just under 4”, the whole piece is about 17x17. I estimated about a half hour for each one, and 25 squares means at minimum wage it cost me about $100 just for my time. In case anyone wonders why I don’t sell things like this in my shop, I don’t have time to make these on a regular basis. However, I do the occasional custom request. I have time for just 2-3 per year depending on the scope. #olivemanna #crochet #tablecloth #diy #grannysquare #yarn #bakerstwine #colors #colorful #rainbow #bright #happy #crafts #homemaking #customcrochet
Using #olivemanna #bakerstwine to #crochet a #grannysquare #tablecloth or #placemats or #runner. I haven’t decide yet. :)
#crochet #doily #coasters with #linen and #cotton #twine for #olivemanna
Nancy Berg wearing a sweater with a pearl necklace collar, September 1952. Photo by Nina Leen.
Remind me to crochet this collar one day.
- Reblogged from theniftyfifties
The twins want applesauce with lunch and we don’t have any—so we make some.