Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
This is the first apron I've made since I was very young and many thanks go to Amy of Tie One On for the inspiration.
I have to admit to being a little prejudiced here (Tomomi is my daughter- in- law!) but I think her work is exquisite. Her web page is called Black Cat (after their cat named Sarge) and shows all the many facets of her handiwork. It is written in Japanese, but the links to her pages and her pictures are all in English and it is very easy to navigate.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Into a ziploc bag, place :
- 2 c. corn starch
- 1/2 cup rice flower (optional, but makes it smoother)
- 1 to 2 tbsp. of you favorite talc (for scent)
- 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil on a piece of cotton ball. (I used Melissa Essential Oil to give it a fresh, clean fragrance.)
Zip up the bag and gently shake (turning it upside down several times) and then let it set for 2 or 3 hours. Remove the scent puff (if you used the essential oil and cotton ball) and Voila' !! More of your favorite powder. If the powder clumps onto your powder puff, cut a piece of netting the exact size of the powder container, lay it on the powder and the puff will load evenly.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Majestic Mountain Sage is a website that carries all kinds of supplies for making your own cosmetics, creams, lotions, perfumes, etc. There are recipes that can be used as is, or you can change them a bit and make them your own. When we tried and tried to find some foot cream for Hubby, and were always left less than delighted, I decided to try to make my own. For my first batch, I used the recipe as it was and had my son (who makes different soaps) come over and assist. What fun we had that day! The butter came out a little oily and a lot strong because of the tea tree oil, but it didn't last long since it worked really well at softening the skin.
Last week I made my second batch of body butter for Hubby and myself. With this batch, I decided not to use the tea tree oil because of the strong fragrance and included two additives to help reduce the oily feeling and to improve the absorption into the skin. I also added allantoin to protect the skin and have been very pleased with the result.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Saturday, August 13, 2005
This is Brigit. She now belongs to our son, but we are still considered her Grandma and Grandpa... and she will be coming to visit in a few minutes, sooo.. must make this quick.
Will be having a new entertainment center delivered in a few minutes (thus the help of sons and grandsons!) so must be brief. Will continue later...