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Sep 29, 2016

Bath Fizzies

Our latest Crafternoon project was making more bath bombs! The recipe evolved a bit from the last ones; these have a bit of cornstarch for bulking and epsom salt for more bathtime pleasure in addition to the citric acid & sodium bicarbonate for the fizzing and color & scents.

DIY Bath Bombs
DIY Bath Bombs

We made six small batches so have quite a variety of colors and scents. Our favorites are the two multicolor ones made from the leftover portions of each batch. I'm also excited about the army green colored ones; it's actually black food coloring and should make the bath water dark and spooky.

Sep 27, 2016

Star Bank Base

I finally found an appropriate sized piece of scrap wood for the base of my star bank! After cutting the wood to size, I sanded it smooth, centered the bank and nailed down each of the "star" flaps. I have a quick tutorial on how to make your own A Tree Grows In Brooklyn inspired Star Bank that you should check out.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Star Bank DIY
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Star Bank DIY

There are a handful of other projects that I haven't quite finished (some being Craft Book Club projects) that I should hurry up and finish and share with you! Do you have any works in progress that haven't been given any attention lately?

Sep 22, 2016

Corn Balls

I made little cornbread balls for the True Grit Craft Book Club project! Not much to say about the corn balls other than I have only eaten two so I have plenty of leftovers for an outdoor adventure avenging a murder, but I'll likely eat them at home with a soup or chili so they can soak up liquid and not be dry.

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Our next book is The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I listened to this one on a car trip last weekend and I want to do something with his planet/volcanos or a rose. I think I'm leaning towards rose, but I may decide to make a fox or snake or desert terrarium... there are just so many options...

Sep 20, 2016

Smaller Chevron

I'm into the third section of my cowl! The second section was a quick one; with a weird elongated stitch group to switch to the smaller chevron stripes.

Mixed Up Cowl WIP

The half sized chevron stripes don't show up as well as the larger ones right now because the mid-tone blue and brown are similar, I'm hoping there is more contrast as I move along.

Sep 15, 2016

Autumn Wreaths

Katie, Chelsea, and I got together for another wreath making session! These wreaths are Autumn inspired and we each completed ours in one evening! Check them out:

Autumn Wreath
Autumn Wreath

Katie wrapped her wreath with mini lights then decorated with some black and purple tone flowers. The glittery balls and sticks are fun!

Autumn Wreath
Autumn Wreath

Chelsea used lots of orange leaves to decorate her wreath. The mini pumpkins and berries make it extra festive for the harvest season.

Autumn Wreath
Autumn Wreath

I used an antler I had on hand from when I made an antler "mount" and mobile. Purple and white flowers were added to make it pretty.