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. http://attic24.typepad.com/
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.