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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 11 (February 1, 1938)

The Scrapbook

The Scrapbook.

Embroidery should be ironed on the wrong side in a thick towel, or blanket.

When stewing apples, add a little lemon juice. This prevents them from taming brown.

Remember to remove stains before washing, as boiling water makes them permanent.

Prepare new baking tins by placing in the oven with a thick layer of bran in them until dry. This prevents cakes, etc., from sticking to the tins.

Cut a slice from a cork and place it underneath flower heads intended for floating in bowls. They will float, not get swamped, and last much longer.

Leave the oven door open after roasting or baking, to allow the moisture thus-caused to escape. This will prevent rusting.

Wrinkles and spots on clothes are great enemies of smartness. An iron and a bottle of cleaning; mixture are as necessary to good grooming as any beauty preparation.

Don't forget to put a damp cloth between your woolly frocks and the iron.

Hats should never lie flat on their shelf. Hat-stands prolong the youth of a hat. Bottles filled with sand or pebbles to give them ballast make good substitutes for stands.