One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Frugal Family Fun ~ Hot Days Here Today

I started the day off by watering our gardens and picking lettuce.  The lettuce will be made into salads for this very hot day today.  I'm so glad we plant a garden.  It saves us so much money, and provides a healthier meal as well.  We also picked some fresh home grown strawberries.
The weather today is up in the high 90's, but feels like 100°.  It is not even comfortable to sit in the porch either.  The kids found something fun to do.  I may have to join them.

They are painting pictures, while sprawled out on the cool kitchen floor.

I found another way to cut our costs down.  Without a pattern, I crocheted a two sided scrubber.  I bought the thin green scrubbers, and cut them in half.  I crocheted into the scrubber, then crocheted an all cotton side for the opposite side and stitched them together.  
We won't be wasting our money on sponge/scrubbers any more.  
I didn't have a pattern, but if this holds up during it's test run in the kitchen, I'll see about writing one out.

Which reminds me, I need to make more of these:
Our last one was just plain worn out already.  These make nice gifts also, so I better watch for store sales on the netting.


Bren said...

oh i love those net scrubby things.. can you tell me what size crochet hook you use to make them?

Kristina said...

The pattern is in one of MaryJane's Farm books. I think it's in the Stitching book. I'll have to check.

fairykin said...

Those scrubbies are so cool.
You are so creative.

Candy C. said...

Your green scrubbie project turned out wonderful! Hope you post some instructions. I also make and use the net scrubbies from the MJF Stitching book, aren't they great!?!

Kristina said...

I am on day 2 of using the green srubbie. So for, it's working great.