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Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-15-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
My daughter has a Janome Sew Mini. It is a real...

My daughter has a Janome Sew Mini. It is a real machine, with 8 different stictches, but smaller in size. The plus i sthat you can get them on sale at Hancock's for $39 sometimes. I think we paid...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-09-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,111
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
Quote: Originally Posted by mystic~mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mystic~mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11643924)
can i have the link for the patchwork...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-09-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I have never owned a Brother, so I can't give...

I have never owned a Brother, so I can't give you any personal recommendations. But I can tell you what other people have told me. My mom had a $250 Brother for several years until she bought a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-30-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,111
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I am a big remnant shopper at Hancock's. I also...

I am a big remnant shopper at Hancock's. I also use all of our old clothes to repurpose as new outfits. You can pick up knit pants for kids at the thrift store, cut the legs off to make shorts for...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-25-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I did mine with buttonholes & it worked great. I...

I did mine with buttonholes & it worked great. I just used a cheap sheet that I decorated with rick-rack & ribbon. I had to shorten it a little too. I use a liner behind it. The buttonholes work...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-10-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,022
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
The last time I bought A&H I wrote the date I...

The last time I bought A&H I wrote the date I began using it on the bottle with a sharpie. It lasted me 3 months. We are a family of four. My kids get very dirty & my husband is a coach, which means...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,831
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I buy feed grade BS at my farm coop for $16 for...

I buy feed grade BS at my farm coop for $16 for 50 lbs. (.32/lb). It is not as fine as what you get at the grocery store, but I really like it for cleaning. I actually just ran out & have been using...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-28-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I paid $15 for a large bag of it last year at a...

I paid $15 for a large bag of it last year at a local nursery. It wasn't labeled food grade, although the salesperson ate a spoonful to prove it's safety to the owner. I don't remember the weight. I...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
Quote: Originally Posted by Pynki...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pynki http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11275970)
I apply straight TTO to any actual break outs I...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I've used a BS/Bronner's paste, or a little BS &...

I've used a BS/Bronner's paste, or a little BS & vinegar. I have to let either sit a few hours before scrubbing with the pad though.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-13-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I bought a vinyl tablecloth at WM & plan to use...

I bought a vinyl tablecloth at WM & plan to use it to make outdoor cushions. I got a huge one for $3.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-12-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
Quote: Originally Posted by spmamma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by spmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11195250)
What's your opinion on having the ability to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-08-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I use my regular machine & a zig-zag. Stretch...

I use my regular machine & a zig-zag. Stretch the fabric slightly as you sew. It works best if you have a scrap to test on first to see how tight to stretch it for the look you want. I used it first...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-07-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I have my dream machine - a Janome 9000. it is...

I have my dream machine - a Janome 9000. it is an embroidery/sewing machine. I will always buy Janome from now on. It sews so smoothly & through many layers of thick material. My mom just bought a...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-07-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I made view E. I think it is probably the...

I made view E. I think it is probably the easiest. I made it out of yellow gingham. I put red piping around the edges of the halter top. Then I added a yellow & red ribbon with lady bugs on it a...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-07-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
My hair is starting to feel dry, & it is pretty...

My hair is starting to feel dry, & it is pretty fly-away. I'm going to give it another week or so. But I don't think it will work well for me.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
That is going to be a gorgeous dress. For future...

That is going to be a gorgeous dress. For future dresses I recommend New Look 6613. I had seen it talked about on a sewing board I read. It has no buttons, snaps, zips, etc. It is the easiest dress...
Forum: Natural Body Care   05-01-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
UPDATE: I used the Liggett's shampoo bar last...

UPDATE:
I used the Liggett's shampoo bar last night for the first time. I just rubbed it on my wet hair a few times & got a huge lather. I scrubbed my scalp like normal & rinsed. Then I sprayed it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-30-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
In my quest to find an affordable shampoo that...

In my quest to find an affordable shampoo that won't harm my family I have purchased a JR Liggett shampoo bar for the first time. Since the dioxane research came out I am afraid of almost...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-30-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I've used the Naked Bee product the PP...

I've used the Naked Bee product the PP mentioned. I like it. They sell it in the gift shop of our Zoo. That is the only place around here I have seen it. I apprecitate the link.

ETA: They used to...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   04-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,292
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
We reuse a lot fo the things already mentioned...

We reuse a lot fo the things already mentioned also. I hoard glass jars like crazy. They can be used for so much. Right now I am getting low on them because I've given out so much black bean salsa...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-28-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I have two DDs, so I have had several princess...

I have two DDs, so I have had several princess parties. For DD1's 5th bday I did the name bracelet thing. I bought letter beads at hobby lobby & had their name in a bag for them ready to go with...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-28-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
I don't know anything about this brand, but I...

I don't know anything about this brand, but I would be leary of wearing anything with this many chemicals in it. That's why I switched to mineral makeup, to get rid of all the words I couldn't...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-23-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 357
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
Quote: Originally Posted by Rachel J....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachel J. http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11046353)
I bought Honeybee Gardens mascara for my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By mgilleran@earth-co
My 4 yo DD has a toddler bed at the foot of our...

My 4 yo DD has a toddler bed at the foot of our bed. We started that after she turned 4. She will be 5 in June & I would like to see her in her own room now. She gets in our bed 99% of the time...
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