How to Dye Yarn with Berries – Part 2

How to dye yarn with berries - Part 2: Dying the yarn |


In my last post, I described the steps I took to prepare my yarn for being dyed. Once you’ve finished the preparation process, it’s time for the fun part – dyeing the yarn!

These are the steps I used to dye yarn with berries:

Step 1) Choose the berries.

For my yarn, I used a combination of blueberries and cranberries. I used about a pint (2 cups) of blueberries and 1 cup of cranberries.

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Vintage-Style Spice Bottles

 Vintage style spice bottles |


I just found some really fun spice bottles online from a natural herbal store. They have all sorts of organic herbs and spices along with different kinds of teas and essential oils and even supplies if you want to make your own herbal products. The item they sell that I love the most, though, is their glass cork-topped spice bottles.

The website calls these bottles “historically correct spice jars as they were once used over 100 years ago.” Well, as a lover of history, of course that phrase immediately peaked my interest!

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Four Frugal Ways to Purify Indoor Air

4 frugal ways to purify indoor air |
In my last post, I talked about all of the great benefits that come from going outside and taking a walk in the fresh air. Taking an outdoor walk every day is a great thing to do, but… it’s usually only a half hour or maybe an hour of the day, and the rest of the time you’re breathing stale, indoor air.

So, the question is, how do you improve the quality of the air inside your home (without paying for any sort of expensive filters or air purifying systems)? The good news is that there are a couple of cheap or even free old-fashioned ways to purify indoor air and improve the quality of the air you breathe. 

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