Well my friends, despite wafting prettily around in my pink pyjamas all day (Yep, all day), I did get something done.
I found some gorgeous recipes for "Essence de Lavande" laundry powder and softener, over at Snowdrift Farm. After dutifully grating Sunlight soap for what seemed like an eternity, I added the other ingredients and voila! My very own homemade laundry powder. I was very impressed, except the soap overwhelms the lavender scent entirely, so next time, I will use unscented soap.
On to the softener I went. Did you know that 32oz (volume) of baking soda is 4 cups? 4 cups! it was way too much, I think. Next time I will use about half that.
Of course, I had to try them out, so the washing machine got a bit of a work out. I have a front loader, so I didn't use too much powder (about tablespoon or thereabouts). I think it works better than any commercial preparation I have used, and my clothes and towels smell so delicious!
After that I was inspired to make a Peg Bag - something I have been meaning to do for ages. I dug out some pretty lavender toile I had been saving for something lovely, and in about 10 minutes, I had a very sweet holder for my pegs! I was amazed at how easy it was to make, and can't believe I haven't done it sooner...
I really want to redecorate my laundry room now, and make it an ode to French lavender fields, but I had better wait until Monday to start, so Yog can't see what I'm doing!