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About those booties

April 22, 2014


Someone crocheted these booties for me when I had A.  They’re not very boyish, but each of the boys wore them on their blessing day.  I wanted Little A to wear them as well, but I couldn’t find them in any of my searches through baby clothes while preparing for her birth. Then I happened to come across them in my dresser a few weeks ago.   They were stained though and yellowed in spots.

So I turned to Google; I love Google!  You can get an answer to just about anything.  So I tried “get stains out of baby booties.”

Score!  I found the Fairy Child Heirlooms blog with this post about stain removal and thought I’d try it.  I had to go to Target to buy some Biz, which I’ve never used before but I already had Dawn liquid dish detergent.  Since I was only doing the booties, I got a small container and put a cup or so of hot water in it with about a tablespoon each of the Biz and the Dawn and put the booties in to soak.  I might mention that since I’m really good at procrastinating, it was already the Friday before her blessing when I got around to this so I could only soak them overnight.

On Saturday I threw them in the wash and they came out looking perfectly snow white just as though they were brand new!  I was so happy!  They were just right to go with her dress.

And now I get to do it again because DH sucked one of them up in the vacuum tonight.

But it’s ok because I have several no-longer-very-white items though that I want to work on next.


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  1. Emily T. permalink
    April 22, 2014 10:41 pm

    I love when things work out! And the blessing dress you made, turned out beautifully!

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