Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pink and Pansy Soap with Cocoa Butter

I am nearly running out of soap so had to bite the bullet and make some over the weekend as it takes six weeks to cure before it can be used. This year I am trying to use up my soapmaking supplies especially the oils and, as I had some cocoa butter and macadamia nut oil on hand, I had a look through my old soap recipes and found the Sunny Soap with Cocoa Butter I made last year which had both the oil and butter in it so decided to make up another batch but coloured this lot with Pink Lemonade Mica and Pansy Mica which I bought from Green Living Australia.

Monday, 14 January 2019

A cute thread catcher

I don't know about you but I have a lot of different projects pinned to Pinterest. I am sure I will never live long enough to make half of what I have pinned and, to be honest, I try to stay away from Pinterest as much as I can these days as it is just too fascinating reading about what everyone else is making and not getting around to making anything myself. That said, I did happen to take a 'quick' peek there last week and came across a project that I had pinned quite a while ago which had me intrigued as I couldn't work out how it was made. The time wasting culprit was A Tutorial:The Sweetest Little Thread Catcher. 


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Bag Frenzy Workshop

After a break of a couple of months our Simple Living Toowoomba group will start the year off on the 9th February with a fantastic workshop called Bag Frenzy.  Sisters Valda and Neralie will be showing us how they make their fabric bags and will be bringing along a sewing machine to demonstrate different techniques as well as scraps of fabric to experiment on.


Thursday, 3 January 2019

What is your favourite stich for making dishcloths?

Due to the recent renovations, any craft projects I had on the go were put on hold due to the disruption of strangers wandering through the house and the constant dust that was subsequently generated by those strangers (tradies).  I really need to make some soap and will get organised with that soon but in the meantime I thought I would try and get back into the swing of things and crochet a dishcloth while refreshing myself on how to do the Iris Stitch once again.


 

Monday, 31 December 2018

Being slack!

While a lot of bloggers seems to be very organised and prepared for the New Year I have been slack once again and am dragging the chain. Funnily enough I just had a look at my post this time last year Onward and Upward into 2018 and I was the same then so obviously turning 70 hasn't improved my organisational skills. LOL! Mind you, my excuse this year for being unprepared for the New Year is that I have read four books this past week. Oops!

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