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Hello to all my readers.

I am very bad at keeping up with the posting of pages. I have never been good at that. I am terrible with corresponding and that goes for emails to friends, letters, and answering messages on my phone.

Today I wanted to share with you a Facebook group I have started that allows all types of people to join who do any type of handcraft. There is no limit to who can join and there is no catch.

All of those who knit, crochet, sew, paint, do carpentry, beading, decoupage, and/or draw can join. There are so many other handcrafts that I have not listed who may join too. I wanted to get away from the ‘knitters only’ or ‘crocheter only’ groups. It is time that all crafts mix.

Come join us, we need you.

Link: www.facebook.com/groups/thecrafterspagegroup

I hope you will join.

Thank you all.

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Coconut oil Benefits

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I wanted to write a post on something different today, something that is not craft related in anyway. 

So my subject is on a healthy food item – coconut oil.

Why is coconut oil so healthy? Well this oil contains saturated fats which is beneficial with boosting your brain with quick energy. It is also beneficial for raising the good HDL cholesterol in the blood and this lowers your risk of heart disease. The saturated fats also helps boost the body with burning fat.

Coconut oil has so many health benefits. 

The fats provided by coconut oil go to the liver and they are used a energy source or turned into ketones. These ketones are beneficial for the brain. There are studies trying to prove that coconut oil can be a treatment for epilepsy and Alzheimer’s

Coconut oil can help with weight-loss as it reduces your hunger pangs. It also helps with fighting bacterial (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus), viral, yeast ( e.g.Candida albicans) and fungal infections when digested. 

And coconut oil has many benefits for the skin, hair and teeth. 

Coconut oil can be bought anywhere, almost all stores stock this amazing oil. I buy mine from a health store as it stocks it in 1kg tubs. I use this oil all the time and buying larger quantities have worked out cheaper for me. I have used coconut oil as a toothpaste for more than a year and I have noticed a few changes in my mouth. Firstly, my teeth don’t get a build-up of plaque as quickly as they did when I used shop bought toothpaste. Another thing I noticed is that my root canal tooth is not sensitive to temperature anymore. And I can make any flavour of toothpaste that tickles my fancy. And I have also found the oil to help my dry lips and the surrounding skin (I ride a motorcycle and the wind tends to dry out my lips and surrounding skin). The excess oil that runs down my toothbrush, runs onto my hand and this has kept my hands nicely nourished. 

Mug Cozies

Are you not tired of your cup of hot beverage cooling down too quickly? Well, I am tired of that happening to my cup of goodness. So I thought about it and realized teapots have cozies for that very problem, why not make a cozy for my cup?

Here is a pattern I wrote up and I have been making these and selling them faster than I can make them. Hope you like the pattern. (I don’t usually write up patterns for others to use. So I hope you can understand the instructions.)

Basic Mug Cozy

Hook: 3.5mm

Wool: suitable for the hook

 

Pattern:

Ch46 sts.

In second ch from hook, hdc, and in remaining chs, hdc.

Ch2, Hdc across all sts for 12 rows.

13th Row: ch 17, hdc across.

Finish off.

I used the basic cozy and added different finishes to the basic base.

 

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This project has taken me so long to complete. I’m using the small balls of wool, the ones that are to small to do much with other than make amigurumi, to complete this project. I started it on the 12/June/2016. It’s been a long time and now I should get it finished

Useful Bags

Hi all

These bags are so useful!! I am using one of them to hold soft toys! One can use them as a grocery bag, or even to hold your large veggies – pumpkins, squash and/or potatoes.

It is very easy to make these bags, all you need is know how to crochet a flat circle, and chain and single crochet. I used a 12mm hook and XL Chunky wool.WP_20170225_09_20_02_Pro

 

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Drought

In Cape Town, we are having a severe drought. It’s so bad that it’s been predicted that we won’t have any water by 2018. The residents of Cape Town are doing their best to save water and utilize grey water to reduce the municipality water consumption. Our water bill has been reduced remarkably as we are now not flushing the toilet, rather manually flushing with grey water. My plants are getting watered with soap free grey water, rain water, and dirty fish bowl water – when I clean the bowl. 

I have hope that the city won’t dry up completely. Everyone is doing their best and if we work together we will win – and not to forget PRAYER!!!. We will make it out of this mess alive and closer together than ever before.