Sunday, November 22, 2009

Soap Savers.


So what do you do with the last little slivers at the end of a bar of soap?

Do you try to mould them onto the new big soap? Do you chuck them on the floor of the shower and try to squeeze them down the drain with your toe? Do you let them accumulate in the soap dish? Or do you throw them in the bin?

Recently Bren's Mum Rene told me she was sick of wasting all those tiny soap scraps and asked me to crochet her a little bag to put them in and wash herself with.

Such a simple and clever idea. Love it!

So I have crocheted her a few of these draw string bags out of soft, thick cotton.

The tie cord can hang on the tap to drain and dry and I crocheted them in a thick, moss stitch pattern so they can double as luxurious face washers. In fact they would probably fit a whole bar of soap in them if you wanted.

These were so easy and quick to crochet and would make great prezzies I think.

I followed this pattern for the body and this pattern for the top.

Happy, happy birthday Rene!
I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your beautiful family.

21 comments:

  1. I would love to buy one from you! I have an accumulation of those little bits of soap and just keep looking at them... email me privately if you want.xx

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  2. Brilliant!
    I actually use soft soap these days because that situation would bother me so much... but what a great idea and such a great gift idea too!!!

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  3. What a fantastic idea Kate. She will love them and I like how you can hang them up and dry them too.

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  4. So simple but so clever. They'd be lovely to use, I think, and decorative. Happy, happy birthday, Rene. It's my birthday soon. Hint. Hint.

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  5. What a cracker of an idea! They look great. I did grin sheepishly when I read about the "do you squish it down the plug hole with your toe"? bit. Uuuum maybe, sometimes - but I wont anymore! Peta

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  6. How lovely!
    Will you have any of those at the market by any chance?

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  7. hehe A FABULOUS IDEA....love that tip clever you x

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  8. Love the little soap savers, what a great idea! I like the thought of putting a whole soap in too. Could you make round ones for the Cleopatra soaps? they would look snazzy wouldn't they? Hope you have fun celebrating with Rene xo

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  9. Fab idea...and now that I can crochet, I can make some myself!

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  10. That is such a great idea, I love it! I always feel a bit guilty for throwing away the last bit of soap so this is fantastic!

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  11. What an excellent idea and they are cute to boot.

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  12. They are great! I was lucky enough to be given one recently and I use it all the time.You have been very busy, well done!

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  13. Fantastic idea. I'm a bit of a naughty squish down the plug person but this has inspired me to save my soap bits.

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  14. Very cool idea Kate. So simple and obvious... tghanks for the links.

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  15. What a great idea. Will definitely add them to my stocking fillers

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  16. Ooh, fantastic! I love those :) Thank you for sharing

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  17. What a great idea...your look so beautiful..thanks so much for the link. Tam xo

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  18. These are great, what a wonderful idea! I love the mustard coloured one, beautiful work.

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  19. Fantastic idea! I might just have a go at making one or two. xx B.

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