Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Banner Day

Another Independence Day Parade!  I love this neighborhood and the sense of community on this day.  See that Lady Liberty down there in the right hand corner?  Where else are you going to get that?!  And yep, The Banner made it's second appearance.  I got a little nervous the day before when I couldn't remember where I stored it from last year... and the rods to hold it.  But it all worked out, thank goodness!

Another memory rag quilt has been made.  This one for a bridal shower gift.  The gift-giver asked the bride and groom questions about each other (first meeting, when they fell in love, future as parents,etc) and also included pictures with their answers.  FUN!  The fabric was Gypsy Bandana which was a great color combo to work with.  Love them blues and greens!

Today we replenished the faux-soft-scrubbing cleaner.   Remember my resolution for 2011 was to make my own laundry detergent?  A friend and I did just that and more back in February.  I have to make more of it but this was even easier and my bathroom is way gross. 

Frosting you say?  Great, as soon as you put the camera down I'll be chowing down on this stuff.
It's a hazy, hot, and humid day today so we are in for most of the time.  The kiddies really liked helping with this one.  I love this finished product and use it all the time.  I basically dump a box of baking soda in a 4-cup bowl, add some detergent and stir until it's a frosting-like consistency.

 Once you get the desired gooy consistency and have successfully washed out your toddler's mouth, spoon it into a safe place (where it won't be mistaken as frosting in the future).  I use a mason jar and make sure the lid is screwed on crazy tight.

Now go clean your bathroom!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable! The baby is getting so big and handsome, and the girls look cute as usual! Miss you guys!


I would love to hear from you! Sew lovely of you to comment.