Monday, 20 February 2017

Castile Bubbles ~ One of my favourite soaps

After my last soapmaking experiment with spirulina which didn't turn out as I had hoped, I thought I would redeem myself and make one of my favourite soaps, Castile Bubbles which is plain and simple and very easy to make.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Jam Making

Our Simple Living Toowoomba group kicked off the year with a great jam making workshop this morning. Our very competent, Glenys, made pineapple jam on a day which was heating up by the hour but it wasn't too bad in the morning thankfully and we were rewarded with a bottle of jam each to bring home. Some of us were fortunate to score a bottle of her mango chutney as well.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Soap with Spirulina

A friend let me know that ALDI had Spirulina on special this past week as she was keen to try it in soap as was I so I bought a packet to do some experimenting. To be honest I knew nothing about Spirulina apart from the fact that it was very expensive to buy but when I opened the packet....oh, the smell! What on earth was in this stuff??? So I did an online search and came up with What is Spirulina and it turns out it is a ' spiral-shaped microalgae that grows naturally in the wild in warm, fresh water lakes.' Hence the smell of seaweed.

Friday, 10 February 2017

That's why I don't go to craft shows!

I haven't been to a craft show for years. Now I know why....I get too tempted to buy craft supplies I don't always use. Am I the only one? Anyway it is too late now as I have already succumbed to temptation and will have to start experimenting with my new toys crafty items before I put them away and forget about them until I am in the middle of a decluttering frenzy in the future. I mean...I still have some Jo Sonja varnish that I bought at a craft show probably 20 years ago.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Jam Making, Craft Shows and Heatwaves

There are a few events going on in our neck of the woods this month. We have our first Simple Living Toowoomba workshop of the year on the 18th and it will be a jam making workshop presented by Glenys who showed all three of us how to make pickles at our first ever workshop back in 2012. I can't believe it was that long ago. By the way if you would like the recipe for the Cauliflower Pickles Glenys made then just click on the link.


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