Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ecostore

I got an email a couple of weeks back asking me if I wanted to try some 'Ecostore' samples for free, no strings attached. I'd never heard of 'Ecostore' before and thought what the heck, what have I got to loose??
I didn't think anymore of it until yesterday afternoon when I picked up my mail and there was a big parcel waiting for me with all of these goodies inside...
I haven't had a chance to trial any of the products as of yet but am very excited about them and can't wait to start... They all smell and look amazing!!!!
These products are plant/mineral based and are free of nasty chemicals so you've gotta love that. If you pop over to their website they have a free laundry powder offer available for NZ and Aust. residents at the moment...
Also, while I was in town yesterday afternoon I popped into the secondhand shop for a little look-see.... I found this old wooden bookcase for $10 so it just had to come home with me... What a bargain!!!!!
It will be just perfect in my sewing room filled up with fabric....

Take Care.. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Long Unexpected Absense....

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last month..... I haven't been feeling all that well but now things are slowly getting back on track and I'm starting to feel like my old self again, full of energy, lets just hope it stays that way....

I've started the drawstring bag tutorial and am hoping to have it finished and up on my blog by the end of this week. I'm trying something new and seeing if I can make it a PDF. If it works I'll be able to put it in my sidebar for people to use whenever they like.

I finally got around to hanging those gates that I got my Mum's engineering business to make me nearly 2 months ago.... Here's the 2 at the front of the house (sorry the car's in the way)...
Here's a closer pic just in case you couldn't quite see them in detail... DH still has to cut the posts to make them level. He's leaving that little branch on the one on the left so I can hang a hose on it.....

Now we have to make a path to the front veranda. I was thinking of laying flat rocks down in a mosaic type pattern, what do you think??? Any other ideas would be great too!!!!

The knitting/crochet bug has slowed right down but before it did I got a chance to whip up this little smocked washcloth.... It was the easiest by far out of all the washcloths I've made recently. On the 'Growing Challenge' front my squash are coming along nicely, will show some pics later... I've also got some mortgage lifter tomatoes which I planted from seed just about ready to migrate to the vege patch. I had a go at planting some parsley from seed this year too, you never can have too much I say..... Man does it take FOREVER to come up. I planted my seeds about 8 weeks ago and they've only just decided to pop up and say hello... God only knows how long it'll take before I have an established plant....

Take Care... :)