Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Crafting: Crochet Make Up Remover Pads



I've had this amazing pattern for crochet make up remover pads bookmarked for a while now, and coupled with evening films and TV shows, I've started building up quite a collection.

As I'm trying to spread my ethical ethos towards clothing into as many other areas of my life as I can, these crochet pads are total winners. I use cotton pads almost every day, and in all honesty I'm a little ashamed that it's taken me so long to come up with a reusable alternative (I keep telling myself it's all a learning curve!).

My crochet skills are really basic so it took me a few goes to get this pattern right, but now that I have the hang of it (and since taking these photos!) I've added half a dozen more pads to the pile.
The wool is all leftover from previous projects and is 100% cotton so super soft, and I love that I can now just throw these into the wash and reuse them over and over again - big thumbs up!

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  1. These are adorable! I would rather prefer to use something reusable in all honestly. I might have to give these a try

    Rhiannon x
    The Sparkly Panda

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    1. Thank you :) they are working brilliantly so far x

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  2. Ohh what a great idea, I never would have thought of anything like this!
    xo

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    1. Isn't it?! I need to buy some more wool so that I can make an endless supply :) x

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  3. They're so pretty! And eco-friendly too - good work :) xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely, it's such a great tutorial and idea x

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  4. What a great idea! I'll have to try this. My poor face from scribbing off makeup with a towel...

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    1. Definitely give them a go Sarah! :) xx

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  5. I normally use acrylic wool but I'll hunt down some cotton and give these a go!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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    1. Yes me too, but I think it's definitely worth the cotton for these :) x

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  6. great idea. I just need to learn to crochet!

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    1. They're a great starting project - I'm not great at crochet but these are small enough to find a good rhythm :)

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  7. What a neat idea! I would never think to make something like this, but good going! I'd be interested in seeing a follow up on how well they work.

    Lauren / And Together We

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    1. It's a great idea and the tutorial is great too. I've been using them for a few months now and can definitely say they're working perfectly! I think they actually get better with each wash x

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