Before I begin, I feel like I need to tell you that this update is only a part of what I have accomplished since my last 101 Things update. I split it up into a few posts so as not to overwhelm you (or myself).
18. Foot Soak
I chose to do this at the end of winter and shortly after I came back from a 3-day trip to Chicago. My feet were tired, sore, and really stinky (despite having washed them like 5 times in 2 days). I don't know that this soak and scrub helped remove too much dead skin or calluses, but my feet definitely smelled better and were less sore. It's a bit more than I'll ever do regularly, but it's also okay to pamper your feet once in a while.
22. Plant lemon seeds.
I bought a bag of organic lemons from Meijer and saved the seeds as I used the lemons. I rinsed them off and planted them in some potting soil, covered the pot in a plastic bag, and let them sit on top of my fridge. I watered every two days or so, but for a couple weeks nothing happened at all. I've started seeds before and these were taking longer than anything else, so I was starting to figure that these wouldn't grow when all of a sudden:
So cute, right?
I doubt I'll ever have a fruitful lemon tree since I live in Michigan, but I'm totally okay with just little green shoots! :)
62. Make a woven rag rug.
I'm super proud of this, because I have a history of being pretty terrible at weaving, but this actually looks really beautiful. It cost about $6-8 to make, because I had to buy the sheets from thrift stores. It was a lengthy process, too: tear strips, tidy excess strings from strips, cut slits in cardboard 'loom', place warp strips in slits, and then weave the weft strips for like 4 hours (I'm hardly exaggerating). And yet in spite of all that, I might actually do this project again, because the result is stunning.
This will be a wedding present for some friends who are getting married this summer.
The tutorial suggests tearing your strips either 1" or 2" wide, but I didn't measure as I went, so my strips varied from 1" to 2" and everything in between. I then only used 6 strips in each slit. I made this rug about 18" x 22" (not including the fringe), which looks about like this:
It's so soft, too!
Love and Strings,