Next, I wanted to respond to several readers who asked about coffee sack care. I am extremely selective with each sack I choose. I only pick ones in beautiful condition... they might have holes here and there, but are clean and not dusty. I air them on the line before I store them in a container. Wet burlap is not my favorite smell, I therefore recommend spot cleaning on all of my products. My buckets are lined with a freshly laundered cotton using a hypo-allergenic and biodegradable detergent. If you have a piece of burlap that must be washed: soak in warm water with a gentle detergent, rinse, and let drip dry. Drying them in the sun or in front of the wood stove has been very effective. The graphics will fade quite a bit... they're not usually stamped with permanent inks. This is one of the main reasons for spot cleaning. Hope this helps, I'm thrilled to hear you've been inspired to work with burlap. It's a challenging material at first, but I love it's versatility and all the rugged character it holds.
:::::Next up, I'm excited to show you a give-away I won from Jackie at SMOOTHPEBBLE!
I've never had a terrarium, but it seems so perfect in my home.
We are loving watching our moss grow. Look at the sweet little toadstools she hand painted for tucking inside.
My daughter claimed the heart one, of course. These pictures were taken directly after it had traveled many miles to our front porch... what a spring gift! Go here for her tutorial on making your own moss terrarium... and some lovely photos. She also included one of my favorites of her beautiful paper cuts... isn't this amazing!?
You may already know Jackie, but if she's new to you please stop by and say" hi". She's an amazing crafter, gifted writer, wonderful photographer and inspiring mother of three boys. She's also been a blogging friend since my early days and I'm so grateful for her friendship. Just another reason I'm so happy to be a part of this community.