r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

April 18, 2012

New (to me!) Knitting and Quilting magazines!

Lucky me!  I found these knitting and quilting magazines today.  I've been drooling over some of the patterns!
I especially like the Botanica Medallion Cardigan on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2009 Vogue Knitting - though I'd be hesitant to actually call it a "cardigan" myself - I love the overall simplicity of the basic design using more intricate knitting stitches to create this!

And I love that Vine and Leaf Beret in pink on the cover of the Fall 2009 Vogue Knitting - there are a couple more hats inside that are perfect too!

The quilting magazines have me thinking that maybe, just maybe, I should give quilting another try!  There is a cool quilt that uses machine embroidery and the maker used tools! as the focus!  hammer, drill, table saw, etc.   I like it!  The maker took a year and a half to finish hers ... I'm not sure I have that patience.

April 17, 2012

How to Refill Your Swiffer Wet Jet Bottle

How to Refill Your Swiffer Wet Jet Bottle

I found this great tip in an Etsy shop - click here. I hope this works for you!

To refill your Swiffer Wet Jet bottle:

Starting with an EMPTY bottle. Microwave or heat up water in a pot until its very warm, but not quite boiling. Insert the bottle, cap side down and insert in the warm water. No more than a minute or so, then try to twist the cap off. If it does not twist off easily, insert the cap again for another minute or so. After a few minutes the cap should twist off. It MAY be necessary to actually clip the little "prongs" you see inside the cap but I've never had to do that.

Once you have the cap open you can fill the bottle with your choice of cleaning solution!! Vinegar and water makes a good mix, and you can google "homemade floor cleaning recipes" to find TONS of resources. (What you use will vary depending on your floor type.)

Just keep refilling the bottle until its too grungy to use and then buy a new one!!! This cuts down your buying of bottles DRASTICALLY. I can make one bottle last at least a year usually.

April 15, 2012

Sunday Solitude

My magnolia bloomed early this year due to the amazing warm weather in March.
But sadly, did not like the frost.

April 11, 2012

Girl Guide Cookie Day at Sears - Saturday, April 14th

To buy your Girl Guide cookies, visit your local Sears store on Saturday, April 14th!!

Most Sears locations in Canada are participating.

Buy your Girl Guide cookies now!

April 09, 2012

April 01, 2012

April Spotlight - Kaibrecad Kreations

Kaibrecad Kreations

In case you don't know, I do love Barbies!

I still have my first Barbie (not "the" first Barbie, but my first!)

So I was excited to find a new designer of knitted Barbie outfits!

I sew for Barbie, but so far have not attempted to knit anything, so to see the level of detail and beautiful designs created by Jamie is a treat!

I'm looking forward to seeing more of Jamie's creations at Kaibrecad Kreations!

Look for her at the International Centre in Mississauga Ontario in April!