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Suet Into Soap, O. Evans Scott Jan 1963

Suet Into Soap, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

AT certain times, especially after killing for meat, the farm housewife has a large amount of fat at her disposal. This fat can be used to advantage for making soap.

How do you make soap from fat? Many farm housewives must have asked this question. This article gives an easy to follow description of how to turn suet into soap.


Special Occasion Sweets : Ideas For Desserts When Celebrations Demand Something Different, O. Evans Scott Jan 1962

Special Occasion Sweets : Ideas For Desserts When Celebrations Demand Something Different, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

GATEAU, the French word for cake, means any decorated cake which may also be used as a sweet.

Gateaux are often so attractive they become the centre piece or decoration for the dinner table, their colours deciding the colour scheme used.


Sugar Bags - Just Sugar Bags : Brunch Buns, H M. Gloster Jan 1961

Sugar Bags - Just Sugar Bags : Brunch Buns, H M. Gloster

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

DID you all buy bags of sugar and make jam, and bottle fruit, while the soft fruits were in season?

I do hope you saved those sugar bags—also the bits and pieces of gay drip-dry cottons left over from home dressmaking.

You will find there are plenty of useful and attractive articles that you can make with these things.


A Top For A Teenager : An Embroidery Motif, O. Evans Scott Jan 1961

A Top For A Teenager : An Embroidery Motif, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

WHEN a girl shows an interest in sewing, encourage her by allowing her to make something for herself.

Choose something simple that can be finished quickly without Mother's help—a difficult, time-consuming article may cause a flagging of interest.


That Prize Winning Fruit Cake, H M. Gloster Jan 1961

That Prize Winning Fruit Cake, H M. Gloster

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

IT is the ambition of most women to make the perfect fruit cake. Some try over and over again, hoping that some day they will produce a prize-winning cake.


Christmas Gifts To Make, O. Evans Scott Jan 1961

Christmas Gifts To Make, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

MOST of us appreciate a small, thoughtful gift much more than a"bought in a hurry" gift.

Here are a few suggestions for simple gifts that can be made, giving pleasure to both the maker and the recipient.

They are also useful for stocking stalls for fetes.