// My reusable glass jars and bottles, all clean and shiny.
// A matching pair for storing evaporated milk and condensed milk.
// A perfect fit, albeit after chomping 4 biscuits from a new pack. Because I don’t want something that takes up more pantry space than the pack of biscuits needs.
// harvesting my first batch of eco enzyme.
// because mending makes clothing last longer, so I am teaching my kids how to sew a few simple stitches.
// these hand-sewn cotton bags for shopping in bulk, sewing more out of excess tea-towels I have at home.
// this meat-free request at a cafe, it’s getting easier nowadays.
// shopping for eggs, look ma, no disposable plastics!
// a foot soak update, less than $2 spent.
// this sourdough toast, best eaten plain.
// this morning ritual that saved a lot of yeast packaging being discarded.
// this repurposed Nutella glass jar, so the kids can see their savings grow, instead of a number.
// this diy all-purpose citrus vinegar cleaner.
// this glass pot to replace my 9-inch baking tin cum food saver, because it comes with a cover.
// reading for pleasure, 15 minutes every day.
// something’s brewing. more on this 3 months later 😉
// patching with a few simple (though ghastly unhidden) stitches.
// a practical reusable souvenir.
// an updated valentine’s day gift from 15 years ago, wool felted balls replace disintegrated worn out plasticky alphabets that spell out my name.
// luggage with a broken handle turned storage box.
// back to regular bread baking schedule.
// a very festive looking but zero plastic waste lunar new year decoration. newspaper + rubber band + red colour paper + leek + metal s-hook.
// pared down from a larger table bouquet.
// and whatever that can be salvaged.
// a stroll to soak in the festive mood.
// finally keeping these away,
// and displaying these instead.
// even our fish tank gets a makeover.
// pretty stickers for a new journal.
// assemble a sewing kit: finally, all the essentials in one box.
// handmade and used for 2 whole years.
// leaving my green garden to fate: the prettiest of the lot came from some unknown seedlings.
// frozen, because they were all bruised on our way home and there were too many to be eaten at one go.
// reusing a discontinued plastic membership card into a bookmark, absolutely no step-by-step instructions required.
// a plastic-free vegetable peeler.
// mini-adventure : a bus ride to nowhere.
// while giving away some children’s toys stashed away in the store room, we get reunited with a long forgotten one.
// simple 10-inch sponge cake sans buttercream fillings and chocolate icing, adapted from 2 x 8-inch recipe here.
// unplanned sand play, because school holidays are coming.
// freebie picked up on the way home.
// packaging instructions + magazine articles in japanese language translated.
// sauce dish with the right size modified for a favourite tea cup, because I like my drinks warm.
// handy-woman repaired sliding door all by herself.