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Frugaldom
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:47 pm    Post subject: Mishy Pods  Reply with quote

Mishy, you could run a thread in the gardening section where we can all post about our pods. I'll need to ask folks to save me their milk cartons and also find some place to hang them, though, as we have a long garden with dry stone walls, so I'll maybe need to make a frame of some sort to support the system.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mishy, just going to go and dig all the milk cartons from the recycling bin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great ideas Mishy. Might have a go at this myself.

Nyk, If you could get hold of any pallets, you could fix all the gubbins to them and lean the against somewhere. Just an idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Frugaldom will post on the gardening thread re comparing notes, I used the 4pt plastic bottles, 2pts are too small.  The larger bottles may be ok but I haven't tried them.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, Mishy, I will start saving and reigning whatever I can by way of cartons.

Kim, like minds and all that, already told H that I am claiming one of the pallets for a wooden frame. LOL I'll probably have more trouble finding milk cartons and well NEED to improvise in that department.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking of screwing cup hooks into the wall and then hanging the bamboo cane on the hooks - means I can do little runs of them wherever.   Think it should work
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: :) Reply with quote

Excellent idea - I wish I was confident enough to screw stuff into walls without worrying about taking chunks out of them. The only other place I have cup hooks for a garden cane are across the top of the living room window; wonder what the neighbours would think about milk cartons hanging there instead of blinds?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not inside, but outside on the garden wall...... my internal walls would also fall to bits
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: :) Reply with quote

That makes better sense, I was thinking you meant as a means of storing them and visualising mine stuffed full of 'stuff' of all descriptions. Still, it's a good idea for getting stuff up off the ground and I've seen similar sounding set-ups for crafty bits and bobs, although not in milk cartons.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put me down for this one please. I love a challenge to keep me focused. I really must make mishys marvellous hanging garden of frugaldom. Since I saw the picture I have been trying to figure where it can go. Hhmmm..... I will get there in the end.

I do have loads of other things just waiting to be made so I will devote March to getting things out of my head and into reality.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:31 pm    Post subject: Mishys mini garden Reply with quote

Love your garden Mishy!

A fabulously simple idea that I can't wait to try! Will get saving my milk cartons now!

I have lots to make and do this month. I'm really hoping I can stay motivated!

Good luck frugal folk.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Signatures Reply with quote

Hey, we have our signatures back!  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Signatures Reply with quote

Yes! The announcement was made earlier today in the updates thread. I thought I'd start early and make some changes.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Who is all taking part? Reply with quote

The 'Making it in March' challenge is almost upon us and I'm quite excited about it - ridiculous really, considering I've been doing challenges for what seems like decades but I can't help it - it's exciting NOT spending money yet still having fun!

Who's Making It In March?

I've started the list of challengers in post 1. Let's see who can stick with the challenge for a full month.

I have so many things that I want to make that I'm more struggling for where to start!   I need to make a kitchen, a few mini-gardens, gifts, changes and money... you get my drift.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi NYK and friends, I'm in for this one. I am making a quilt. I've been asked to make table cloths for church tables and we found some bags of clothes that had been disposed of from a laundry , so they will be recycled into what we need.
I bought a composted today , so even though we don't have a garden, I am going to start making compost from our veg peelings etc. I am also going to try growing herbs and some salad stuff. This is after seeing your post NYK.
So I've got plenty to go at.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Day 1/31 Reply with quote

TODAY, I AM MAKING CHANGES!

I need to make more of an effort in many things
I need to make time for real life
I need to make provisions for my own future
I need to make March a month of completing mammoth tasks
I need to make myself some positive mental attitude

Today I WILL finish making the blanket!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Making Reply with quote

You go NYK!  
I don't know how you muster so much energy!!

Sorry, missed the updates thread re: signatures...

Today I'm making an inroad on a 60th birthday quilt, and listing on etsy ...which equates to making money in March ....hopefully!

I also have some holes to melt in some large planters...

Happy making folks.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year I am trying to craft from my stash.  Therefore I have pulled up a Christmas cross stitch to finish.  A few weeks ago I cut patches and started a quilt for a new mum.  These need to be finished.  I also have socks started and need to work on those.  So please count me in.

Also our weather will soon cool so I need to replace the herbs that dried out while we were away and plant some of our food stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mishy, I've been looking at your fence garden. Please can you tell me the types of things you grew there?
Feeling grottty this morning, have caught the bug my son had earlier in the week. Thought I had got away with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you feel better soon, Brenda. Here's the link to the thread Mishy has started for those of us wanting to try making the vertical pod garden from milk cartons. It lists what is in the cartons.

http://frugaldom.myfreeforum.org/about1483.html

I now have 3 milk cartons if I switch my homemade laundry liquid into a bucket.

This morning, I made the effort to go out for a walk and take some photos. Now having a cuppa, deciding what to make for lunch - probably a cup of soup and slice of homemade bread - then I need to make a label and recycle a jar for holding the coffee whitener that came in bags.

And I WILL sew my blanket this weekend so daughter can get it on Monday.

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