#plasticfree April

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I was appalled to hear yesterday about Sainsbury's adding even more plastic packaging, you can read more about it here and here.  Has no one ever told Sainsbury's that may be they should consider giving advice on washing hands after touching raw meat instead of adding to the #plasticpollution problem?

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Did you watch the One Show last night, about #plasticpollution? I do hope that the Sainsbuy's board and share holders were watching (as well as all the supermarkets and shops)! Ok, rant over. This month i have got into more of a routine and helped enormously with the discovery of Source Bulk Foods, Odd Box and a couple of amazing butchers, groucery shopping has become easier.  Source have risotto rice, popcorn, baking powder, organic sugar, sweets and so much more, if you're in London it is so worth a visit.  This month I switched to their shampoo and conditioner refill, so delighted to have found it there.  Also trialed a facial cleanser bar and found it too drying for my face, a friend suggested Neals Yard  - so will head there for ideas.  Any suggestions?  I liked the Made for Life balm, although prefer a facial cream wash - Liz Earle's cleanse and polish is my all time go to and sadly that's in double plastic and not refillable.

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Georganics on Etsy, they have toothpaste, mouthwash & natural floss as well as bamboo toothbrushes.  As soon as my toothpaste is finished will try, they also have coconut oil pulling, has anyone tried this?  Sounds intriguing.

 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP5Fa6A5lFM?rel=0] Finally, while pottering around my favorite garden centre with my youngest nephew, we kept seeing plastic pots and decided to try growing things from seeds.  I recently bought a fabulous new magazine called The Flower Patch, in there they show how to make origami seed pots.  Fun to make and great at recycling old newspapers, my garden in super small and I don't need loads - the loo roll and egg box ideas in the clip above are great too.

La Maison Victor - a review

la maison victor issue 1 summer Fo my first post here, I thought I'd share a brand new magazine to us in the UK - La Maison Victor.  It is a Dutch magazine and just launched in English - I found my copy in Waitrose.  It has a lovely modern look to it, with 8 full size patterns included and full instructions that are really well layed out and include helpful diagrams.

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The patterns include the Flo dress, that I love and plan to sew.

Flo Dress La Maison Victor

As well as simple little drawstring trousers for a child, cute cropped jumper to knit, in fact items for a whole family.  It is a refreshing change to some of the magazine available at the moment as the makes vary in experience and are graded with little houses from 1 -4 and the adult ladies sizing going from a 4 - 22.  And if you haven't found it yet and would like a quick flip though, here is a clip I found from La Maison Victor over on YouTube.

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