Friday, February 10, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 5

Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 5 – February 10, 2012

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The Krewe of Bananimals has certainly come through for us this week.  We have been embroidering jacket backs, names and some little metallic musical notes all week.  There aren’t a lot of pictures to show this week because the whole week has been Bananimals.  The people that I have met in the Bananimals are very nice and interesting.  A couple of days this week there were so many Bananimals here that it was like a revolving door.  That is a good thing.  I did promise to search out their float on parade day to see them all in their jackets.

When I’m not working on Bananimal jackets, I’m working with the Costume Committee for our krewe.  We are fitting each of the girls’ costumes and making the appropriate alterations.  These costumes have served us well.  This is our third year in the green costume and they still look beautiful.  Each year there is something different and this year will have its own special look.

Twice each week I’m at dance practice.  I really think I’m going to get this dance – hopefully before parade.

It seems like more of the krewe is showing up at Krewe Den this year.  That makes it so much fun.  There is definitely a bevy of beauties at that house most days.  Some are working on the float and others on the costumes.  This Saturday is the Krewe of Wrecks Ball and several of the girls are attending.  They will be dropping by the den before and after the ball.  These girls are so beautiful when they are all dolled up for a ball.  It is fun watching them.

Tomorrow is also the Kids Parade and Kritter Krawl.  That is always fun.  We donated some beads for the kids and a costume for the Kritter Krawl.  There is no reason that kids and pets shouldn’t enjoy the festivities, too.

I’m waiting on an order of thread from North Carolina but it appears that the scheduled delivery date is Monday.  I will probably have to run out to one of the local fabric centers to get enough thread to last until my order arrives.

The garden is still looking good.  We are eating carrots now.  It sure seems to be a warm winter but once a week we hit a cold pocket.

By the time Mardi Gras is over, I will have a lot of work to do in our Etsy Store. 

Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to SMILE:>)

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Craft Project (found on Pinterest):
Roundup five old pillowcases that you don't use anymore, because we all know it's much better to repurpose than buy new! Sew them together at the seams, leaving the openings clear so you can later insert pillows. Once they're all sewn together, insert pillows! You can either leave the sides open or better yet — add snap buttons so the pillows stay put, but are easy to remove when you need to wash the pillowcases. =========================================================

Another Pinterest find:

Homemade Carpet Cleaner:

1 1/2 quarts of hot (NOT boiling) water
1/4 cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (it’s the regular hydrogen peroxide that you can get at any store)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Dish Soap (we use Seventh Generation and it worked great)
About 1/8 of a teaspoon of your favorite essential oil(s) – either just one or a combination. Vanilla and lavender would be a good one. I had ginger and lavender on hand so I used those, but I’m going to get vanilla for next time.

Mix all of the ingredients together (be sure to add the dish soap to the water and not the water to the dish soap) and pour into your carpet cleaning machine… then clean like the directions tell you to.

I love knowing exactly what’s in the things I use in my house!


C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462

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