View Full Version : Weird but so true!!


Birleybabe
27-03-2007, 10:00
Did anyone ever used to do this and dont be shy . . .me and a girl at work have just been sayin how when we were younger we used to ATTEPMT to make perfume out of flowers . whats all that about!!:hihi: never ever worked but guaranteed every weekend id be tryin to make it. :loopy:

astronaut77
27-03-2007, 10:05
Ooh yeah I did that! Picked rose flowers from the garden then mixed them with water and gave it to my mum as a pressie.
She was so lovely - she used to play along and wear it - EVERY time I made it!!

rosieparker
27-03-2007, 10:08
I had forgot about that my nan used to go mad as we had picked all her flowers.

kelbelle
27-03-2007, 10:09
And it always used to smell AWFUL anyway!!

H.P
27-03-2007, 10:10
Lol, I remember once getting a right Backhander off our owd fella, for shaking every single blossom from the cherry blossom tree on the back garden. Never did it again.. :hihi:

Hayley1
27-03-2007, 10:17
yep, and got skelped for me trouble!

kittenta
27-03-2007, 10:19
oooh I did this too! Water, flower petals, vanilla flavouring and a touch of red food colouring :hihi:

barbiegirl80
27-03-2007, 10:56
:) Me and my sister used to do this also..:)

baileys_mum
27-03-2007, 11:02
I used to make mud pies :D

Birleybabe
27-03-2007, 11:05
omg! that was the one i thought only i did but mine were 'mud potions' haha. water in a bucket with some grass from when the lawn had been cut and lots of mud. yummy lol. :gag:

fluffystuff
27-03-2007, 11:08
I used to make mud pies :D

i loved doing this!. I used to "decorate" them with dandelions and daisys then serve up a slice to my teddies and dolls!!!:hihi:

samstar999
27-03-2007, 11:11
Along the same idea - I once fell into a load of nettles and got stung to bu**ery. I was SO angry and upset, I went and got a load of dock leaves, mashed them all up in a big bucket of water and went and threw them on the nettles thinking that would kill them. I was most upset whent the nettles didn't wither and die before my eyes.

Don_Kiddick
27-03-2007, 11:11
I once stripped the rose beds of the local school/ college of carrier bags of petals & made 5 gallons of rose petal wine.

It wasn't nice :gag:

crazybabe
27-03-2007, 11:13
i too made rose petal perfume when i was little, mi grandad when spare at me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kittenta
27-03-2007, 11:14
I used to make mud pies :D

My kids did that last year, oh they looked lovely when they'd finished :gag:

I used to dig for clay to make models with. My parents weren't impressed with the holey garden though when i'd finished :hihi:

SpeedwayDan
27-03-2007, 16:42
yeah, it wasn't just the girls that did this either, it still goes on now, my nephew made some last summer:hihi:

fox20thc
27-03-2007, 16:44
I used to dig for clay to make models with. My parents weren't impressed with the holey garden though when i'd finished :hihi:

When we were kids we had a wallow (honestly we did) a big muddy squelchy hole we used to dive into, and the ground had alot of clay in it. We also used to make animals from it and leave them on the coal bunker to dry in the sun :hihi:

Minesadouble
27-03-2007, 16:46
I used to make mud pies :D

Them WA days !!!!! :D

gnomi
27-03-2007, 17:16
I threw away my mums real perfume,to make way for my beautiful rose water. Boy did i get done for that!

cressida
27-03-2007, 17:49
I used to make doll's clothes from hankies

littleboo
27-03-2007, 18:04
I did this too, didn't Peter Kay include this in one of his sketches - something about the Avon lady will be sh*ting herself

hazel
27-03-2007, 18:08
I too did this over 60 yrs ago
We used to sit and make daisy chains too, bracelets and crowns and necklaces.
hazel

SpeedwayDan
27-03-2007, 18:29
I did this too, didn't Peter Kay include this in one of his sketches - something about the Avon lady will be sh*ting herself

yeah, i think he did

Salome
28-03-2007, 16:22
I used to make doll's clothes from hankies
WOW Cressida!! Can you send me some??:thumbsup:

Jabberwocky
28-03-2007, 16:26
When I was a kid I heared that certain food colourings were made from beetles, so I mashed up several insects to try to make various colours.
It didnt work, but it still tasted good.

fluffystuff
28-03-2007, 16:28
I used to dress my cat up in dolls clothes and out her in my pram then wheel her about like she was my baby. Poor Pebbles:hihi:

cressida
28-03-2007, 16:31
WOW Cressida!! Can you send me some??:thumbsup:

that was quite a few years ago when I was thirteen

Salome
28-03-2007, 19:13
that was quite a few years ago when I was thirteen

Well you must have perfected the art by now then!!:)

jenniflower
28-03-2007, 20:23
I also have made perfume from flowers. Maybe it was on blue peter or something.

cressida
28-03-2007, 22:08
Well you must have perfected the art by now then!!:)

just can't get the staff - I mean handkerchieves

rubydazzler
28-03-2007, 22:50
Everyone must have tried to make perfume from flower petals ... it never worked, did it? Went all mushy and smelt like drains after a couple of days :(

Daisy chains, crowns, belts, bracelets ... such harmless pleasures we enjoyed back in the olden days :)