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September 13, 2013
Red Dye Bled onto White Shirt
We made a red and blue transfer. We ironed it on a white t-shirt. It was worn all day and the next day, in the heat. Sweat caused the red ink from the transfer to bleed! How do I fix this? Clean it up so it can be worn again and not ruined?
Making a Plarn Coin Purse
How wide are the strips of plarn for the coin purse? How do you join the strips together in one strip to do the crocheting? Where in the first Rd do you turn your work?
Cleaning an Antique Christening Gown
I have our 100 year old cotton, naturally hand sewn, christening gown. I need washing instructions and the best way to store the gown.
Removing Grease from Polyester Jersey
There are, I don't know how many, grease spots on the back and front of my Detroit Tiger jersey which is made of polyester and is white what the Old English D in blue and blue trimming. How can I get the grease spots out?
Making a Microwave Heating Pad
When making a microwave heating pad can it be sewn with polyester thread? I am afraid of the thread melting or over-heating and causing a fire?
Glitter Coming Off Shoes
I bought some shoes with glitter on them and the glitter comes off. What can I put on them to stop it?
I want to name my center after my daughter. Her name is Penni. I can't think of anything.
Getting Yellow Ink Out of Blue 100% Polyester
I got a little yellow ink on the side of my 100% polyester blue hoody with white stitching. What would be the best way to wash this out? It's fresh ink as well. Hurry please!
Weight Watcher's Apple Cookie Recipe
Back in the 70s WW had a cookie recipe that was made mostly from the apple. I would love to have that recipe again if anyone has it. Thanks.
Homemade "Before You Go" Toilet Odor Eliminator
The best way to keep odors at bay is to stop them before they happen! Here is an easy and inexpensive do it yourself version of the costly and popular Poo-Pourri Before You Go spray.
Making Ukrainian (Pysanky) Eggs
This is a guide about making Ukrainian eggs. Ukrainian eggs are hollow eggs that involves a complex process of applying designs with wax and layers of dye. The end result is an egg covered in an intricate design.
Summer Harvest Fruit Cups
Using the summer harvest of fruits available, I cut up oranges, apples, nectarines, grapes, watermelon and plums into a carved out watermelon bowl.
Comfortis For Fleas
Having a cat with an allergy to fleas is very sad. He would swell up, and break out all over, besides the flea bites. My vet suggested Comfortis for my cat.
Simple Green to Clean Thermos
I contacted the company that makes "Simple Green" and was told that their product will not damage a stainless steel thermos.
Blueberries for Artwork
I am doing a lesson plan this week to encourage the children to eat blueberries, which they don't like right now. Blueberries are so good for the brain.
Un-du Adhesive Remover
It's actually spelled oddly: 'Un-du'. They also have it on Amazon, and their search will find it even spelled correctly.
Cereal Boxes as Magazine Files
Cut the whole box diagonally, close the top flaps and tape them shut, voilá! Two magazine files free!
Kenmore Refrigerator Not Cooling
My Kenmore refrigerator, model 79569009900 is too warm. I replaced the circuit board and both senors, but it is still not working.
Resident Cats Fighting Since Arrival of Kitten
I have 2 cats ( a 3 and 4 year old-male and female). Last month we brought home a 9 week old kitten of a different breed. He is very playful and "terrorizes" the other cats.
Getting Help With Gardening Issues
I took this picture along with a close up and sent both to my county agricultural agent.
Lemon Juice Left White Corrosive Marks on Marble Slab
Never giving it a second thought, I sliced lemons on a large marble slab which resides permanently on my kitchen counter. To my horror, I was left with white corrosive marks on the lovely marble surface ...
Social Security and Child Support
My ex is getting Social Security and the child gets a check that I receive now. If we get a divorce and he has to pay child support is the Security check considered child support or are they two different payments?
Singer Magic Steam Press Won't Heat Up
I have replaced the on/off switch. The switch turns on and goes off, but it is not heating up.
Freeze Whole Heads of Garlic
Believe it or not, the easiest way to peel and store garlic is to simply put it in an air-tight bag or container and put it in the freezer, the whole head unpeeled!
Replacing the Modulator Valve on 1994 LeSabre
How do I replace the modulator valve on a 1994 LeSabre?
Fundraising Ideas for Student Run Charity
I started a student-run charity two years ago at my school for Syria and all we did was bake sales, as the students at our school aren't very motivated-spirited.
Wood Varnish Spilled on Kitchen Cabinets
How should I clean drips of varnish off shiny white kitchen units. They look slightly yellow as they have dried. The units have a shiny white finish, and I fear that even non acetone nail varnish might damage the surface even if it removed the stain.
Creamy Corn and Cheese Chowder
I find that this is a great meal when the weather starts to change to fall and the evenings are cool. Enjoy!
Whole Blueberry Water Pops for the Freezer
We have been eating those yummy jello cups you can buy at the grocery store that come in multi-packs. I have been reusing the little cups to make ice pops
Use Trashcan with Wheels to Transport Purchases
I have a clean 32 gal trashcan with wheels that I use to transport purchases from the vehicle into the house and nothing falls out in large holes like the wire shopping carts.
Our kids have an amazing art program at their school. Every year they get to make Ukrainian eggs. Both of the kids have made many eggs and each year they create more complex designs.
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