I am reading and learning and finding inspiration on every page.
Lots of fantastic ideas on living a sustainable and organic life style in a beautiful way! I am always looking for more ways to do this.
I do not have a cabinet I can devote to cleaning supplies. At least not yet! This photograph has inspired me to get one! I also am inspired to gather lovely baskets and containers for my supplies. I shall be reusing jars and bottles. When I shop I look at the containers my products come in. I buy glass jars and nice boxes and bags, things I can reuse.
I use lots of lavender. Last year I filled this jar with dried lavender. I have used almost all of it. Hopefully I will have a nice harvest again this season. I am thinking of adding a few more lavender plants to my hedge this Spring. It is easy to grow and beautiful in the garden.
I love the idea to use baby booties for lavender bags. I am getting ready to store my winter woolens. I will wrap them in muslin and tie them with a ribbon. Each item will have a bag of lavender and rosemary to help keep the moths away. It was suggested in this book to put your clean woolens in the freezer over night to make sure any moth larva are killed. I clean my woolens with dry baking soda and a soft brush. I shake them and air them before storing. Now I will make sure they spend the night in the freezer! This is so much nicer than taking them to the dry cleaners. Easier on the woolens and the environment.
My friend gave me a basket of clothes pins that had been her mother's. This style is so nice for hanging woolens out. They do not mark the fabric like the ones with the springs do.
The suggestion to take your clothes out of the closet and air on the clothes line on a frosty day really appeals to me. I like this idea for coats. Turning the pockets out and brushing the coats with a soft clothes brush is an excellent way to clean them. A small bag of lavender in the pocket is nice. I store my coats in cloth bags. These are old sheets I just sew up. The time I spend taking care of my woolens means they last for many years. I buy the highest quality I can and a classic style. I check each item before it is stored for loose buttons. I mend and prepare my clothing for storage. Come Autumn it is always a pleasure to take my woolens out of storage.
I use lots of baking soda and white vinegar in my cleaning.
I buy both in bulk.
Fresh blooming Hyacinths add beauty and sweet aroma to my house.
Spring is just around the corner and the birds will begin nesting.
We took one of our coconuts and made a little wren house
the other sits by the spinning wheel for pieces of roving that are scraps.
I thought the birds might enjoy them for nesting material.
It is time for me to feed the birds.
I am working on my bird seed containers.
I need a cabinet for all of those supplies too.