August 20, 2009
Long about a year ago, the Small housecats ran with fleas. We went with Frontline, which cured the kitties, but probably wasn’t ecofabulous.
So, guess what: The little fuzzfaces are infested once again. While a bona fide flea killer can’t be brewed at home, flea repellent can be DIY’d from household ingredients, says Craftzine. Observe:
Could this help my catskys? Anyone out there ever test drive a similar recipe?
July 10, 2009
Who doesn’t love oilcloth? That texture, that smell, that pattern, that swift-sternum-kick of nostalgia for your granny’s kitchen table. Too bad, though, duckies: all the newfangled oilcloth out there is coated in PVC (ick!) or some other petrol-based product, which makes the cloth neither earthy nor particularly human-healthy.
Imagine my Smallish delight, then, when I spied this Craftzine linkage on DIY oilcloth, made the trad way: cotton duck (or canvas) and linseed oil. It takes some doin’, but the results are way better than eating pretty peach pie off petroleum.
May 3, 2009
Mission for this week: lobby She Fights Like a Girl to share or sell her Harry Houdini portrait cross stitch pattern. Join the campaign! Canvass your neighbors!
I’ve free-handed cross stitch gifts in the past (vulgar ones that consisted of goofy bunnies and block letters — nothing to write home about, really), but I’m anxious about starting a portrait of the world’s greatest prison breaker. The likely outcome:
Will you help me?