Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friday Night Sew In (late) and a Frugal Tip

This morning was wonderful - nice and overcast and actually cool. I love rainy days and would be quite happy living in the Pacific Northwest!! I enjoyed drinking my morning coffee at leisure on the porch again and smiled when I looked out at my pretty yard.

Since I'm working at Lowes later today, I cleaned up the kitchen and mopped the floor with some bleach water. I love cleaning with bleach! I also gave Princess a much-needed bath. She's rolled in deer poop twice and was very dirty. Then I got a load of laundry done so that I have some clean jeans to wear today.

I've been embellishing my little dress blocks and got a few completed last night. I've got a long way to go, but as I said before, it's a nice project to pick up when I feel like working on something different.

Before I show you the pictures of some of them, I wanted to share a frugal tip with you.

I love my cats but hate litter boxes. I clean my litter boxes every 24 hours for several reasons, but mostly for odor control. I've used baking soda and some kitty products as well, but gave up. Recently I had the brilliant idea of sprinkling cheap baby powder in the bottom of the litter box before adding the fresh litter.

It has talc in it which helps with absorption, plus even the cheap stuff smells fresher than the cat products - not to mention it costs a lot less. It works great!

Now for some dress pics....








I hope you enjoy your Sunday!

2 comments:

Diane said...

Thank you for your post on my blog, friend. It means a lot to me. Friendship across the miles....!
These dresses are adorable. Are they from a 30s pattern? I have that green fabric. :-) Well, scraps of it left anyway.
Hugs, Diane

Kim D. said...

Love the dresses, you've done a great job embellishing them.