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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Hiya @JoshW , how are you going? :D
  • JoshW JoshW:
    Great thanks @Mandy Onderwater, yourself? Much on for the weekend?
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @JoshW my partner's weekend today! And tomorrow he's taking me up the mountains, but he won't say why, haha. His little sister is coming along too
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    *my partner's birthday! How did I mess that one up, haha
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Hi @stevo ! Wow, you must be one of the oldest active members around! Great to have you still with us! :D
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Goooood morning everyone!
  • H HelenCate:
    @Mandy Onderwater, so how was your trip?
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @HelenCate oh it was lovely! There was a medieval fayre going on and there were many shows. People were showing how to braid baskets, some metalworking, swordfighting and much more!
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @HelenCate it really was! They were also talking about how they dyed clothes with plants, but I couldn't quite understand through the accent sadly. I was actually hoping to learn about making scent bags (What are they called in English?) like people do with dried lavender and such.
  • H HelenCate:
    @Mandy Onderwater I think they're just called scented sachets or pouches. That would make a good article. I recall reading about one Australian lady who basically just folds a cotton/linen blend over carefully placed flowers including stems and then presses the whole thing. It made some really lovely fabric patterns.
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  • H HelenCate:
    I can't find that link, but I did find this one. Similar, but the floral outlines aren't as clear. Good explanation of the process though. https://eco-age.com/resources/an-introduction-to-botanical-bundle-dyeing/
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  • Grandmother Goose Grandmother Goose:
    Mandy Onderwater said:
    @HelenCate ...I was actually hoping to learn about making scent bags (What are they called in English?) like people do with dried lavender and such.
  • Grandmother Goose Grandmother Goose:
    Argh, stupid enter key getting in the way again. I have acquiesced to your request. An article on making potpourri scented satchels and other related smelly stuff is now up.
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Frankly I usually don't know what to say, but I really like your articles @Grandmother Goose :)
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Alright guys, I'm off for a weekend and am unsure if I can be on for it. Be nice to eachother! :p
    +1
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Alright I'm back. Have you all been good or is the naughty corner needed :p
  • Grandmother Goose Grandmother Goose:
    Depends... does the naughty corner have cookies? 🤣
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @Grandmother Goose if you're willing to bake them :p
  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    Hello @Mark ! Having a nice day I hope? :)
  • DragonLady DragonLady:
    Good morning! I just realised that a cucumber plant I bought from bunnings in a 4 pack of mixed cucs is actually a yellow zucchini... here I was waiting for the yellow cucs to turn green... I've obviously never grown either of these before and don't eat them. I bought them for the kids as they love eating cucs hahaha
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  • Mandy Onderwater Mandy Onderwater:
    @DragonLady haha interesting! I would absolutely make the same mistake though ;P

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