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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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September 26, 2005

housekeeping ~ September 26

well it's that time of year
* time to hand wash all my woollens & store them away for the summer months.
I have a pile !
I tend to leave them all to do at once and then regret it,
make a resolution that it will be different next year and is it?
NO!
So here I am today
wanting to start my winter woollen wash and its raining
- not complaining about that as we deperately need it
but you know the feeling of wanting to do it
NOW?
I have quite a wonderful collection
of hand knitted vintage cardis and I love to wash them
one by one -
rinse them and then another rinse in lavender water
* a light spin in the machine
then laid out in the sunshine to dry.
I then mend anything that needs to be mended.
This year, I am planning on changing the buttons on some of them
- adding my little 'ms*robyn' touch.
After all that has been done
I fold them just like in a department store
& put them in my lavender paper lined drawer
with lavender bags tucked between them.
Once the drawer is full
I cover all the hand knits with a vintage lace trimmed cloth
* ready for next year.
I do keep one or two out for those chilly days during summer....
but I guess today
* I will make some fresh lavender bags
& find some perfect buttons in my button jar
ready for that mending

4 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Ms Robyn, how do you stop the moths from eating into the wool?

10:51 am  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

Amy, I don't have a problem with clothes moths and I can only put that down to the lavender... I have posted a recipe for a bag of herbs that may help

11:31 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

will keep this neat ideal for use next spring when I get to put away my winterwear. Right now I am getting out and sorting thru what I will wear this winter... wish it smelled like lavender.. but it will next fall!

7:09 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

I love the idea of having my clothes smell of lavender...I used to keep a bar (wrapped) of Crabtree and Evelyn's Lavender soap in my undie drawer!! I can't wait to be able to do that again!

7:37 am  

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