How To: Cloth Diaper Safe Detergent

also great for bras and panties

Ms. Danie

Cloth Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent

I’ve mentioned before on here and on twitter, and via instagram that I cloth diaper Jazz. Today, I want to share how I save even more money on my diapering expenses by using a homemade laundry detergent. Since using this recipe I found from Fresh Idea Mama I have not had any issue with my cloth diapers (clothes for that matter too) coming out clean and fresh smelling. All I do is dump the ingredients into a large mouth mason jar, close the lid, shake it up, and use 1 tablespoon per cloth diaper load. I up it to 2 tablespoons for my regular laundry loads. You can add a few drops of essential oils if you would like. I use whatever I have on hand, but lately I’ve been loving lemony scents. I currently have a batch of laundry detergent with a lemon, eucalyptus scent. The…

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Busy Busy Busy Hooking and Testing patterns for Designers

Hey all, Life got in the way there for a bit and now Im busy busy busy Hooking and having fun. As of late I have been testing a few patterns for different designers and Im having a blast…wonders to … Continue reading

To Block or not to Block Your Crochet…???

I have been hooking for 35+ years and never blocked any of my squares until I started working with thread for snowflakes. blocking is wonderful for opening up the pattern so the stitches are showcased clearly and your work can be seen. 

I recently had the opportunity to test a 12″ square pattern for a designer 

https://www.facebook.com/Spincushions

I discovered her by accident through the crochet group Krista Sistas on Facebook  and joined her CAL(crochet a long) last year, by the way I am so far behind in that CAL its pitiful…lol
I will finish it one day and post about it with all the blocks and the finished project.
Anyway back to why I’m writing today
to block your work or not to block is a personal choice and also IMO depends on the pattern. 
In this case for the test pattern yes blocking was a must to show off the details of this wonderful pattern. Image
unblocked square

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blocked square and as you can see I need to do another row of the border to meet the 12″ requirements of the pattern. (I ran out of yarn)