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by skinnimini
Sun May 29, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Plastic Shopping bags.
Replies: 25
Views: 7880

Re: 101 Uses for Plastic Shopping bags.

That's lovely - how did you do it? Thank you. I cut the bottom off the charity bag, then cut strips about one inch wide, all the way to the top. Discard the handles if there are any. You then have circles of plastic, join them together in a chain, that makes yarn, and knit them. I did the two sides...
by skinnimini
Fri May 27, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for Plastic Shopping bags.
Replies: 25
Views: 7880

Re: 101 Uses for Plastic Shopping bags.

I knitted a shopping bag. Actually it was charity bags, and it took eleven to make this.
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by skinnimini
Fri May 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for mens silk ties
Replies: 15
Views: 6016

Re: 101 uses for mens silk ties

I made an evening bag
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by skinnimini
Fri May 27, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you can plant in
Replies: 11
Views: 5065

Re: 101 things you can plant in

My boots
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by skinnimini
Fri May 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift stores
Replies: 41
Views: 9582

Re: 101 things you've bought from charity shops/thrift store

I bought a dress the other day, it was on the bargain rail outside the front of the shop, for £1.
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by skinnimini
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Sugar withdrawal
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Sugar withdrawal

I use about 1 KG of sugar a week in tea and coffee which is pretty horrendous - i'm going to get some honey from the supermarket again which although expensive if not keeping bees i think it's a healthier option. Funny you should say that, I now have a spoonfull of honey in my daily one cup of coff...
by skinnimini
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Sugar withdrawal
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Sugar withdrawal

I have to severely limit my sugar intake, if I over indulge I feel sick. I hardly ever buy biscuits and cake, because if I did I would pig out on them. I am not to be trusted with them in the house. Makes shopping a lot easier, don't even go down those aisles. It takes a lot of will power but it has...
by skinnimini
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Fabric off cuts
Replies: 28
Views: 15478

Re: Fabric off cuts

Scrapstores would be glad of those. I get my fabric from Hull Scrapstore, if you googlie it you should find details of all the stores.
Ilona
by skinnimini
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Hello from North Lincolnshire

Hi skinnimini Welcome to the forum sounds like a lot of your activities fall into self sufficient category if you are recycling stuff and growing your own veg. Hope you find lots of useful info here and post some of your own tips. :iconbiggrin: Hi, Yes, I am happy to take responsibility for my own ...
by skinnimini
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Hystorectomy help
Replies: 12
Views: 1482

Re: Hystorectomy help

I had a hysterectomy and removal of a very large cyst, in 2008 at age 59, and had 12 weeks off work. I had stitches not staples. You really do have to sit around and do nothing, just wait to recover. It's very hard if you have always been an active person. I live alone so had to rely on friends to c...
by skinnimini
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Hello from North Lincolnshire

I am a new person saying hello. I'm not sure if I can be classed as self sufficient because I don't have to do anything for the money that the government gives me every week. Though I suppose you could say they owe it to me, for the 45 years that I did go to work. I like a simple lifestyle, shop at ...

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