Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ready to wash your Dishes Naturally?

Dish washing liquid  is not a new invention, it did not start with the machine. Be it by hand or in a dish washer you can make your own dish washing Liquid at a fraction of the price. 

Making Liquid Dish Soap is an easy and thrifty method of keeping a green and clean home. All the things that you need to make your own dish washing liquid can be found at your local store. In the cleaning isle you will find 2 of the 3 ingredients needed, another is in the Juice section. 

2 Table Spoon Borax
2  Table Spoon  Baking Soda
1 Table Spoon Lemon/Lime Juice
1/2 Hot Water

Add Borax, Baking Soda and Citrus Juice (lemon or lime) to 1/2 Gallon of Hot (not Boiling) water
Shake this solution well and allow to set over night. This liquid will thicken by morning, and make a wonderful low residue free cleaner. 

For hard water areas White Vinegar can be added to the liquid enhancer tank to rinse any spots of your glasses. 

I find this simple recipe is wonderful for getting my dishes clean without leaving soap residue that can  be common with store bought products.

Try making your own, see how much money you can save and still have clean and safe dishes for your family.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Busy two Weeks for Tigersmoon Designs

Well much has happened to step forward with our product line.
Our New Fiber Room will be competed today, my wheel  and stash will be able to have a permanent home and allow for less distractions.

My wonderful new fiber has finished drying from my dye batches and are ready for spinning, and posting. They look wonderful, I can not wait to spin. I will blend this BFL with some Soy silk and get one of my favorite combinations of yarn.

And finally I am working with a local wood worker and we are making a number of bird, bee, butterfly, and Bat houses for in your garden and around your home. These will  be added as they are finished. I am exited about their creation.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Products

New products are now up on my shop. I am happy to say that they look great are are up for everyone to see and buy.

 I have my first full batch of bath salts. A soft lilac color is matched with a sweet fragrance of Lavender. I love this salt and hope that others find it as pleasing as I always do. I have tired the sort with herbs in the past but have never liked the herbs floating around. Oils have always been my preferred method. While I may one day make herb salts I do not like them for myself so am not making them at this time.
 I also made over 600 yards of Anaconda Yarns both 2 and 3 ply. Also made a wonderful yarn called Cinnamon Bun about 280 yards. It is soft and wonderful to the touch.

Stay Tuned for more information.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It is on. Now it is time for the fun to start.

I have my spinning wheel and began spinning yarns again. I am happy to say that while my wheel is not happy with the humidity it is healthy and ready to work. I have finished two yarns that are ready for sale, and working on a new BFL that I am in love with. I am also happy to say that I have my first batch of lovely fibers on its way.

As for my other products I will be making up a batch of bath salts next week. Also I am spending some time to try and set up a hive of my own to build my own bee products supplies. I like to keep my raw materials as fresh and quality as possible. While my supplies are wonderful I like to know that I have as much control of my supplies as possible.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Newest update.

Now well ensconced in our new home, I have found little time to finish up my shawl. I still have 64 rows to go, though It is already starting to look wonderful. I was able to knit 130+ rows on the trip. I suppose I picked a project that was a bit too ambitious for me while traveling. Though I will be joining the locals in some knit nights and it will be finished in not time.

My spinning wheel should also be arriving in NC by the end of the week with the rest of my product making supplies. I am most excited about moving into a farm house. I hope that soon I will be able to boast home raised wax, wool and angora. Though this may take just a bit of time as we are having to renovate the property to get it back into a comfortable place to live and work.

I will be traveling to local farmers markets and flea markets reporting on products that will be inspirations for future items. Please keep your eyes out for my very own bath salts. Available soon from Tigersmoon Designs.