Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Crafty Spring Cleaning

Hi everyone! My younger sister Laci uploaded a video today that is perfect to share on CIG! I was so inspired by it that I thought I'd share it here for all of our GREEN followers. Laci shows how to make a "dryer sheet" and a swiffer cloth out of yarn scraps. Here's what Laci had to say, followed by her video!

This week I show how the dreaded Spring cleaning can be fun and crafty!

First, my fantastic cleaning gloves were inspired by the leading cleaning experts from BBC's "How Clean Is Your House?", Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie!

I am constantly trying to think of ways to save money and of course reduce waste. Here I take scrap yarn to make two easy projects that will reduce cost and waste!

1. Crochet your favorite stitch into any size "sheet" and spray with water and liquid fabric softener (4:1). I used cotton yarn and it works like a charm!

2. Here is an amazing pattern by Linda Permann for a crocheted sweeper cloth (Swiffer, Libmann, etc): http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/03/craft_pattern_crocheted_revers.html

What fun and green ideas, right?! I am definitely feeling the urge to Spring Clean now! Love having a crafty family! ;)