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Saturday, 21 December 2013


Mary decided her leather gloves needed some TLC. They were dry and looking a little ragged. Since it was a snowbound day and we weren't going anywhere it was a good day to do some research.

First job was to melt the coconut oil on the wood stove.

Add the beeswax.

Stir until everything is melted.

Remove from stove and stir some more.

Once the solution solidifies you are ready to apply it.

Gloves, boots, handbags, everything got a treatment and they look so much better.

Can you tell which one hasn't been treated?

All polished and ready for the dance floor.

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