For Christmas, Russell got me a Singer Heavy Duty sewing machine. After avoiding it for a couple weeks, I finally busted out all my sewing gear and started sewing again. Keep in mind, prior to this Christmas present, my one and only sewing machine was a vintage 50s Singer Featherweight machine my mom-in-law passed down to me a couple years ago. It only had one stitch but it was reliable and durable and pretty awesome.
Fast forward to my new machine that Russell gifted me, (more…)
Hello! Here’s a quick, somewhat messy update on a few things I’ve made for the home this holiday season.
Let’s start of with Christmas pillows. Because, I can’t help it. I’m always changing out the covers on our throw pillows and more often than not, I’m making new ones instead of reusing…oops. I’m trying to get better at reusing. The blue one is from last year but the red and beige ones are new.
In an effort to transition into a more low-waste home, another product I wanted to get rid from our kitchen was the saran wrap. After looking at alternative products on other blogs and Etsy, I realized making the switch proved fairly simple. First of all, if you don’t want to make anything, just invest in glass containers with lids. Done. No need for saran wrap. We have a few glass containers with lids for keeping our leftovers but I also wanted the option of having some type of thin cover to throw over a bowl that didn’t have an accompanying lid. Hence, beeswax wraps. (more…)
I have more things to blog about other than just baby things, and here’s proof. We got a new chair for the living room and a new table! And while we’re talking about new things, we’re also in the process of installing new floors! Remember my post about our floor water leak? Well because of that, we got a chance at picking new flooring and we also decided to install it ourselves. And by “we” I mean Russell is doing all the installing, ha. Thanks Russ!
We are slowly going zero-waste in the Henry Home. It’s been a slow journey but we try to make cuts on disposable items where we can in our home. Awhile ago, I blogged about the reusable napkins I made out of upcycled bed linen. Ever since then, I knew I wanted to try to make unpaper towels. Fast forward to a year later when I am 9 months pregnant and frantically trying to finish all my sewing projects, I present to you DIY Unpaper Towels!
Ideally, you can use old scraps of fabrics (old cotton t-shirts, flannel bed sheets, old towels, etc.) you have lying around. Or you can thrift some fabrics from old linen. However, I went a little overboard when I found out I was pregnant and bought a bunch of flannel fabric for the baby. I made a bunch of cloth wipes for the baby since we will be cloth diapering but still had some left over flannel. I figured this would be a good time to work on some unpaper towels and use up my supply of flannel. (more…)