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by JuzaMum
Fri May 17, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Use by dates
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Use by dates

Best before dates are just guidelines and mean exactly that. The food is best before that date but still fine afterwards. I happily feed the family with food past its best before. Use by dates are more important. If something has a use by date there is a risk with using the food past that date (food...
by JuzaMum
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Toothbrush Rag Rug making
Replies: 4
Views: 5727

Re: Toothbrush Rag Rug making

I had never heard of a toothbrush rag rug - I had to google it. Sounds like a great idea. Going by the weight of rag rugs I would imagine it uses a lot of rags to make one rug. Please post the results, I would love to see.

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Nice to be here
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Nice to be here

Hi Mango

Greetings from a fellow Dorset resident. Welcome to ish. It sounds a very interesting and fulfilling job you have.

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A new start
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: A new start

Good for you. I am sure it will all go well. I took redundancy 3 years ago and I now wonder how I managed to fit a job into my life although I do have small children to keep me busy. I dread the day I have to get another job and will put it off as long as I can. Enjoy your very active retirement Juz...
by JuzaMum
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Just a little bit of sunshine ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Just a little bit of sunshine ...

They look great, my outdoor strawbs are looking rather sad in comparison. Lets hope for a lot more sunshine and strawberries.

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Easter eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

Easter eggs

I know it's a little late but I have now got the hang of posting images.... I didn't want to give my smallest children (nearly 2 and 4.5) chocolate eggs for Easter. I bought to card eggs and made toys to go in them. A dolly for my little girl and my youngest son is loves monsters so a lovable monste...
by JuzaMum
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Recycled handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Re: Recycled handbag

Hi Pumpkin and Piglet Yes it is old clothes cut into strips about 1/2 - 3/4" wide but varies as it is just done by eye. I cut the hem off the T-shirt or vest and cut a continuous strip going round the shirt (almost spiral like) until I reached the arm holes. The strips don't really bend round, you c...
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Recycled handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Re: Recycled handbag

Hi Skippy

No offense taken. If it rains it gets wet and then it dries out. I have been using it a while and it is not problem. It is knitted with cottons and is washable. I'm a practical girl :icon_smile:

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Rhubarb crumble
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: Rhubarb crumble

Mmmmm... Come and share it with me please. I love rhubarb but the rest of my family think I am weird. It also is sooo expensive in the shops.

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Which apple trees?
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: Which apple trees?

Hello I bought these http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1001011-cc-1/midget-fruit-tree-collection/ for my small garden which seemed well priced. Unfortunately they did not fruit last year but this is due to monster slugs and snails tucking into the flowers. They have grown despite me taking my time (we...
by JuzaMum
Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Recycled handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Re: Recycled handbag

Thanks for the positive responses. :icon_smile:
I popped into Hobbycraft a few days ago and I noticed they sell knitting yarn that looks like strips of fabric so you can get that recycled look without the effort!

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: 3 R's Kids Clothes
Replies: 11
Views: 5855

Re: 3 R's Kids Clothes

Hello again

I have posted a pic of my recycled kids clothes bag. If anyone would like to see it I have put it in the Looks like we made it section

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Recycled handbag
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Recycled handbag

Hi all I have made a handbag by knitting strips of old kids clothes (t-shirts and vests etc). The strips of rag knit up quite quickly which was good for me as beginner knitter. I lost heart during the project but decided to finish what I started. I lined it with an old hideous duvet cover that had b...
by JuzaMum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: An alternative breakfast
Replies: 28
Views: 4222

Re: An alternative breakfast

Sounds great but what is wrong with leftover curry/pizza/chinese?
Seriously I might try making it for hubbys breakfast if he is good.

JuzaMum
by JuzaMum
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I'm Back - long self indulgent rant alert
Replies: 13
Views: 3264

Re: I'm Back - long self indulgent rant alert

Yes - nothing wrong with compromise. I really admire those who can do the self sufficient lifestyle but I do like my mod cons (well some of them). Enjoy life - it sounds like it is good now :)

best wishes

JuzaMum