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What would you like to know how to do yourself? 🤔

I have already published tutorials for making your own washable tissues, but it seems to me that there is more to zero waste than that. ♻️ But I don't know where to start...

Tell me what you would like to learn to do yourself to reduce your waste. How to repair a tear in a garment? 🪡 Make storage for your bags and bowl covers? Something else❓

Obviously, that would have to stay within my area of expertise. I couldn't show you how to make homemade soap, for example! ❓

I look forward to your suggestions! 🤗 Looking forward to helping you reduce your waste!

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As a reminder, for the runny nose season 🤧

When they were little, my daughters often told me "runny nose", which meant that I had to blow their nose… 🙃 I'm so happy that they are now able to manage their own noses! 🤣 By the way, we've been catching a lot fewer colds since they were in high school. #couragecavafinishbypassing

If you are still in this period with your children, perhaps you hesitate to equip yourself with reusable tissues, given the quantity of tissues that you use in a day with your "little brats". 🤧 Because it's true that buying a series of new reusable tissues is not cheap, even if in the long term, it's much cheaper than disposable ones. 💲

But in fact, there is a super easy way to equip yourself inexpensively: use old clothes to make your reusable handkerchiefs! 😍 You don't even need to know how to sew, and it's so much softer for the nose! 💚 Read the following tutorial for all the details. You'll see, it's super easy!

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🌹 The eternal roses version Taille & Retailles 🌹


Valentine's Day 💘 is in 1 week! Imagine how useful and pretty a present you could offer by presenting your trio of bowl covers as eternal roses! 🤩

Here is the video that explains how to turn your bowl covers into flowers –> https://tailleetretailles.ca/emballer-les-couvre-bols-en-fleurs-mp4/

How to make roses with round reusable bowl covers

If you don't feel like an artist and would like me to make you ready to go, contact me to discuss! 🤩

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My latest recycled creations ♻️

I take advantage of the low season ⛄ to do lots of things, including small personal projects.

My latest creations, made of fabrics recovered for the second time : quilt grocery bags (“patchwork”) 🛍️.

I had made handkerchiefs 🤧 of woven fabric a while ago, from old clothes and sheets, but in the end, we prefer those in jersey (t-shirt fabric) which are much softer and more flexible. 🤷 So I was looking for another use for these fabric squares, which I had put aside. So I decided to rework them into grocery bags! 🛍️

I've made two so far, but I have pieces left to make a 3rd one later. I'm very happy with the result, and above all, to have found a use for this fabric, because I always try to avoid throwing away good material. 💚

If you're wondering if I intend to make it to sell: probably not. 🙅 It takes 3-4 hours per bag to do it, so the price would be prohibitive for sale. Unless you tell me you would pay 80-100$ for a bag of groceries… 🙃

However, I could make a DIY pattern for 10-12$. Are you interested? Contact me! If I have at least 3 people interested, I'll take the time to clean it up with instructions!