Jane is reconsidering – she could make lots more jam with a bigger fruit…
ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th!
Here are the links for the ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group. This is my seventh Scrap Happy post – Yay!
Kate (me!), Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, and Nanette
How very frugal, Kjerstin! I like what you did in making the doll quince and your added touch of the lint-genius!
I have my own little lint story. When I was much younger, my mother belonged to the missionary society at our church. The ladies there would collect the lint from their dryers and use it to “roll bandages” for whatever service they were helping. This was in the late 1950s, early 1960s that I recall that taking place.
That’s an interesting story about dryer lint! The Quince needed fuzz, I was racking my brains, and coincidentally putting away the materials I had been gathering for the cancelled workshop…serendipity!
Jane’s Hitty sized quince looks picture perfect. Your skills are endless and so interesting. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome! Jane and the rest of the Hittys have various fruits and veg and I like to think they like to work alongside the humans in the various activities we get subsumed in – they keep me amused!
well, you gave me the laugh of the day – as if you have nothing better to do than make homemade lint!! Jane looks delighted with her quince. I’ve had a quince tree for years but it has never had any fruit, must be doing something wrong.
I am glad you laughed – I thought that sentence was funny when I wrote it down…home made lint sounds so odd to us now, but it was a required substance in the days of yore!
Now that is a really very clever and realistic fruit! These days, of course, we’d use dryer lint, perhaps not as historically authentic as your scraped linen but it would have been just as useful…
Dryer lint from drying whites would work, but I fear that most other dryer lint is too grey for flocking a Hitty quince. Medically speaking I believe that modern clothing (and “dryer sheets”) result in synthetic microfibres, which might be an issue. In any case there are more modern wound care materials…
I agree, I’d only use lint from my sheets and towels, which are both white and pure cotton. And besides, how many quinces does a Hitty need…?
How very clever to make the little quince! And the use of the lint…brilliant!! Hope that you are not exhausted from all your quince projects!
The big quinces all need dealing with at once! Luckily, if we feel like needing reviving, we have jam on toast to sustain us, and Jane is glad to help out!!
that’s brilliant. When we had our huge Quince harvest last year, we ended up wrapping all the best in newspaper, and boxing and then I made more Membrillo with it later in the season, when I had more time. In fact, it might have been after Christmas. Surprisingly few went bad in the box. I ended up baking the membrillo, rather than just boiling it because of the huge length of time it takes on the stove top, it was much less work to do that. Really love the fuzz.
That’s a good tip – I am planning to pick the last few off the tree today…baked membrillo sounds like a good plan for next year!
That’s so interesting about the lint. I had heard mention of it in first aid boxes, but wasn’t quite sure what it was. I still think I’d rather have a band-aid, but that wouldn’t have worked for your fruit!
nowadays there are those dratted stickers on fruit…as bad as a band-aid, I think!