Suzy Cat

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Vintage Cleaning Cloths!

Hello lovelies!

Don’t know about you but I have never been one for getting excited about dusting and cleaning.  
Knitting, crochet or any craft work come to that, thrills me far more than any yellow duster!!

However – and I can’t remember where I saw this project – the idea of vintage cleaning cloths did stir up some excitement!!!

For the last few days I have been scouring the charity shops for suitable materials and this is what I came up with...

Home Made Cleaning Cloths!
 (Note sun shining through into the kitchen) - Hooray!!

Nice and pretty?  Has this maybe stirred up a bit of enthusiasm for starting the spring cleaning now?!

You need absorbent, material – something that will give a good scrub and shine.  Children’s clothes are ideal and usually in good condition because we all know that children do not wear out their clothes but outgrow them.

I found one pair of pyjamas, one dress and one t-shirt – I cut them up with pinking shears - ideal!

Warning: if you are going to do this – do not spend more than 50p or £1 at the most!  Very thrifty!  Think how many cleaning cloths you can get out of one pair of pyjamas!!

This is not a new idea –
for years our  mam used dads underpants for floor cloths –
it was the only way my sister and I could distinguish the difference between the floor cloth and the dish cloth. 
Shirts & pyjamas were always used –( dads pyjamas – I have another idea for these – watch this space). 

And now, after cleaning with my new home made cloths I am sitting down for a well deserved rest with a cup of coffee and home-made gooey cake.  

No - sorry – I am not sharing.  
This is MINE!
Home Made Tiffin Cake
Recipe courtesy of Lucy at Attic24.

Before you go – I will share a view from our kitchen window - 
Snowdrops in our garden
There's a lovely carpet of snowdrops in the garden and lots of shoots growing.  The nights are getting lighter.  Lambs are in the fields.  Spring really is just around the corner.

Take care 
Love Cx


  1. Very much a 'Spring' post, spring cleaning cloths and snowdrops. Just need to see the elbow grease! Hope all is well with you and yours. Love Fi x

  2. Lovely to hear from you Fi! Yes, coming out of hibernation now! Have lots of crafty projects I want to do this year! Thank you for leaving a comment xx

  3. What a nice idea. The cloths are certainly much prettier than the old dusters I use!

    Gillian x