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4 Mothers

507It was in the lost and found at the kids’ school, looking like a forlorn street urchin, but it felt like royalty.  A holey cashmere sweater, one that would never be worn again.  Not only had the moths been at it, but something had savaged its elbows.  But it called to me.  The softness!  The luxury!  I asked for permission to raid the lost and found and took home the cashmere rag and threw it in the washing machine for two sessions in the hot and aggressive cycle.  (As you may have found out by accident, when you wash pure wool in hot water it shrinks to half its size and all the knitted threads meld together to make a solid fabric rather than a woven one.  More details here.)

Out came a felted, soft as a peach (still holey and savaged) sweater, but this is something I could…

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4 Mothers

It seems most fitting to follow-up Nathalie’s post yesterday about repurposing a well-worn cashmere sweater with my DIY necklace organizer.

I like things to be organized and orderly although admittedly I have ways to go because my boys don’t seem to be 100% in agreement with me as to what neat and tidy means.

I have thrown my hands up over the playroom and have adopted an attitude of “it’s their space so as long as I can run the vacuum over the carpet, it’s clean enough”. Nonetheless, I am always trying to keep clutter in the kitchen, closets and washrooms to a minimum.

I have been known to scour Pintrest in the past for ideas but I now limit the time I spend cruising this site because I have concluded that I feel woefully inadequate after about 5 minutes.  (Alphabetized spice racks? !)

I do enjoy receiving Martha Stewart’s…

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