If you are one of those people who have garments made of silk in your wardrobe then this post will be helpful to you.
Beautiful, resplendent and exquisite. Your pure silks always make you feel special. Pure silk product is a labour of love of the sericulture farmer, silk reeler and twister, the artisans including the weaver. This work of art is precious, care for it.
I always put my silks for dry cleaning but nowadays the washing machines come with a steam option for silk. Some of these techniques might not take away your dirt on your silk material. I tried out many things and here are some of my best tips.
- Use soft water for washing
- Use good neutral soap-flakes or soap solution
- Light detergent may be used in case of hard water
- Use luke warm water for cleaning by gentle kneading
- To remove soiled spots, rinse 2 or 3 times in warm water
- Iron with low to medium temperature but not on the print
- After wearing, dry it in shade to remove sweat
- Wrap with brown paper or white cotton cloth to protect silks from insects, dust, moisture and to avoid blackening of material
- Use silica gel sachets in storage racks.
I am on holiday now. When you are home ‘alone’ during holidays the best thing to do is clean out your cupboards. Well, I don’t know about you but I enjoy cleaning my cupboards. I love to find old things that I have never seen for ages. I found a whole load of computer keyboards and seriously didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t have the heart to throw them away even though they were half damaged.
These keyboards are very old and the wires are half hanging. A brilliant idea popped into my head. I read this article on making use of old keyboards somewhere on the internet a long time ago. I thought I can put this info in use.
I ran to my fridge to find no magnets on the fridge. I never really took a look at my fridge. It looked so lonely with no magnets. I thought I can put some fun to the fridge. I linked the keyboard to the fridge. I separated the keys on the keyboard and made them into magnets.
This is how I did it.
You will need:
- The keyboard
- Glue gun
- Magnets (bought in checkers or pick n’ pay or any hobby shop)
- A flat screw driver
Even more useful I got my magnets from old chess and checkers (games) pieces.
With a flat screw driver lift the keys from the keyboard. Use the glue gun to dab some glue on the back of they keys. While the glue is hot safely place the magnets above the glue and make sure you don’t get the glue on your fingers.
Let it to dry for a while. Then start creating messages on your fridge. Enjoy 🙂
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This blog post will be a vlog (video log) of how garlands with Jasmine and other flowers are made. Infront of most of the temples in Tamil Nadu there there are flower shops, whereby they sell all the necessary items for your worship at the temple, flowers and garlands to offer to God. That area usually smells floral. One can be awed for hours, watching the florists make garlands, with such speed and confidence.
Now I am at home and on holidays I get the opportunity to try out on as many things as possible that my heart desires. I made a simple facial mask and scrub.