Sunday, February 22, 2009

Belated Birthday To Me

Last month I took part in a "January Birthday Swap" on Craftster. I made a present for someone else born in January, and then someone else made a present for me.

I made my person this book-inspired pillow:

The pillow is inspired by this beautiful work by Patchwork Pottery. The book exterior is quilter's cotton, and the "pages" are corduroy.

I admit my literary ignorance, that I did not know there was a writer named "A. Trollope" but I did giggle a little bit as I embroidered this.

I got an awesome blue scarf from Craftster user Yelutci:

Again, sorry it has been SO LONG since I have last posted. Expect more of the same, unfortunately, as I will be working heavy overtime until May, and barely have time to wash my underwear, let alone craft. Sadness :(

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Yummy Bath Salts

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted! The longer it went, the harder it became. Like a giggle loop. So, here, I'm just going to go...

I made bath salts for Christmas. They are shockingly easy! Here is the recipe.

3 cups epsom salt
1 cup baking soda
1 cup sea salt
Food coloring
Essential oil

In a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups of epsom salt, 2 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of sea salt into the bowl, and mix them with a wooden spoon. Add food coloring of your choice to the mixture, one drop at a time, until salt is desired color. Then add essential or perfume oil, to taste.

I made cutesy labels using my recycled linen paper, and packaged them in ziplock bags inside white lunch bags. Easy present.