Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Softer Side of Green
Junie Moon is one of the blogs I read regularly. She is an excellent example of making "green living" beautiful and easy. Recently she posted about making reusable makeup remover pads. At first, I thought the idea was nice, but unlikely for me. We failed at cloth napkins so teeny tiny makeup remover pads weren't likely to succeed in my home.
Then I ran out of cotton balls this morning and that big piece of *super soft* velour that was part of my Michale Levine's Loft haul started to call to me.
Junie's pads are made of flannel and pretty fabric and they are all the same size. I believe she used this tutorial.
Mine are more like ravioli except that they aren't all square.
I simply folded a large scrap of the velour and started sewing squares (quadrilaterals anyway). When I was done, I cut them out with pinking shears.
This way they are two sided. Easy peasy.
I used one this morning and was quite pleased with the softness- but what to do with the dirty? I stood there at the vanity thinking, "what now?"
Quick trip to the stash and I whipped up a super simple drawstring bag to collect the used pads in. Now, I can toss the whole bag in the wash and dryer to keep them together.
Maybe I need to make a cloth napkin collecting drawstring bag and give those a second chance.
By the way, my favorite eye makeup remover is a few drops of Johnson's Baby Shampoo diluted well with water. It works great for mascara. No more tears! One of my colleagues got this advice from her eye doctor. That bottle up there has lasted me several years.