Rubyjam Fabric Blog

Make Your Own - Bath Bombs

If you're like me, you love nothing more than a relaxing soak in the tub. And the perfect accompaniment? Aside from a glass of wine, it would have to be bath bombs! The ritual aspect of running the bath, choosing which bomb to use, and then soaking up the ambience has to be one of the most luxurious experiences you can have.  Even when I don't have time to enjoy a soak myself, bath bombs are a fun novelty for kids, and help get my grubby boys into the bath a little less reluctantly! Buying bath bombs can be expensive, especially...

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Make Your Own - Sangria

Sangria is a fruity, wine based punch that originated in Spain, apparently. It can be traced back to the 18th century, with variations found throughout not only Spain but Greece, England and Portugal. It is also commonly found at my place! The thing I love best about Sangria, apart from the fact that it is SO easy to drink, is that it is SO easy to make!  There are no hard and fast rules, in fact, searching for a "recipe" yields 22 MILLION results. To say that there is flexibility in the making of Sangria is an understatement. The problem with...

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Make Your Own - Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax wraps are a great way to reduce your use of plastics in the kitchen. They are inexpensive, versatile, and make a fun activity for older kids to help out with.  To make them, you only need a few items, all of which are easily sourced.  Beeswax - This is now readily available at health food store and some craft stores, but you can also buy it online. If there is a local farmers market or beekeeping society in your area, you can get it there too. Some people prefer the bead or pellet kind as it melts quicker, but buying...

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Make Your Own - Scrubs

With the cold weather finally behind us, the only reminder I have of the winter that was is the dull dry skin on my face, body and worst of all my hands and feet.Scrubs not only help remove the build up of dry skin, they stimulate blood flow, and make you feel incredibly fresh and clean. The downside is that store bought scrubs often contain problematic ingredients like microplastics, or chemicals that cause havoc to my sensitive skin. Organic products are awfully expensive, and no matter what, there is always too much packaging, which drives me up the wall. Making my...

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Printing on fabric using Freezer Paper

Using Freezer Paper to stabilise fabric, you can print directly on it with a basic inkjet printer. In this video you can watch as Tamara demonstrates the entire process, creating fun designs to applique on to cute toy storage bags to keep her kids organised. Buy here: Reynolds Freezer Paper - 2M sheetReynolds Freezer Paper - Large 15.2M roll - 50 Sq FeetReynolds Freezer Paper - Large 15.2M roll - 75 Sq Feet

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