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Mason Jar Craft * Leaf luminaries

Today from –  My Craft Table

Leaves-

Clean mason jar / label removed

1 pkg of Leaves ( Walmart/Dollar store)

Modge podge / foam brush

Ribbon or Twin to decorate

Battery  operated tea  lite candle

 

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Basically you are going to adhere the leaves to the jar using the Modge Podge as glue and let dry . Decorate the top with ribbon or Twin. Place battery operated candles inside is using for illuminates.

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A Cora Crafts Mystery * Macrame Murder

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Book link

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting. But when it’s revealed that she was murdered and Adrian becomes a suspect, Cora must hitch the real culprit to the crime—and fast. Because it just might take everything she has to crack a case more twisted than her most complex macramé knot!
 
Includes crafting tips!

 

 

My Review – Book 3 in this series and its all about Murder & Macrame. The hot new Craft from the past -that I see popping up all over the internet. If like me you probably remember it and excited about reading this book.  What can be more exciting- Beach retreat ,crafts and a murder of a guest to solve. This book will keep you turning the pages for these great characters and mystery. Looking forward to reading more from this author.  Lisa

Have You Tried Macrame Lately? I keep looking at post but haven;t taken the plunge yet  ?

Fall Wreath @My Craft Table

1 roll of burlap ribbon

Wrapped around a 12 in wire wreath.Then decorated with fall items from Dollar Store. Quick & Easy. Lisa

Homemade Gifts * My Craft Table

Today on My Craft Table – I am making gifts for an upcoming birthday part, new baby or housewarming. Those that follow my blog -know i live out in rural Louisiana. An hour away from any large store- and sometimes you need a quick gifts . So in my craft cabinet (Yes -I have one) I keep a few basic supplies and between that and the kitchen you can make some quick gifts for ant occasion.

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  1. Coconut oil ( This is a local brand but buy what you can ) You will use it all the time.
  2. Pour & mold soap
  3. Beeswax pellets
  4. Additives ( Dried flowers and herbs from my garden)
  5. Fragrances
  6. Candle wax
  7. Empty containers
  8. Epson Salt
  9. And from the Kitchen – Sugar,Salt. Baking Soda ,Olive oils, spices it various.

 

Today Lets talk about Basic Sugar & Salt Scrubs – 

 

  1. 1/2 cup sugar (white or brown sugar- preferably organic)
  2. 1/2 cup oil (olive oil ,coconut,sunflower )
  3. Optional: essential oils of your preference.

To make it-

  1. Combine the coconut oil and one cup of the sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy.
  2. Add the essential oil while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring too.
  3. Add the remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Scrub away and love your super soft skin!

 

 

Try add Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon to Brown Sugar & Concoct Oil.  I place mine in pretty little jam mason jars and decorate for gift giving.

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Salt Scrub Recipes-

 

Lately I was at the store and noticed Epson salts comes in flavors ( So give this a try) 

Epson Salt Scrup

1 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Epson salt ( comes in flavors)

Drops of matching fragrance

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Sea Salt Scrub Recipe-

 

 

1 cup coarse sea salt, 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil, 5 to 7 drops of essential oil, and a 10-ounce glass container.( small jam mason jars)

  1. Add the salt. Pour 1 cup of salt into the empty glass container.
  2. Add the oil. …
  3. Add essential oil. …
  4. Stir the mixture. …
  5. Seal and gift.

Hope you enjoy these -Have fun and Experiment .  If any allergies just change out ingredients and substitute . More great gifts coming soon.  Lisa 

 

 

Wednesday – Crafts

My Craft Table is filled with my newest craft item. I tool advantage of the $5 Stamping Up – Paper Pumpkin box.  I had been wanting to try Stamping Up and I thought this was a great way to try there products. This monthly subscription More info   is a great deal with everything to make some great projects. 

Do you belong to a monthly Club Kit? Why? Do you think it’s a good deal?  Lisa

 

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Simple cards -made with only card stock included, Stamps and mini ink pads.

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These Two cards where made from the  supplies in the box.   Lisa 

 

Fabric Crafting then & now

Do You Sew or Quilt ? Do Needlework of some kind? Did you learn it from someone in your family ?

Fabric Crafting – is something I enjoyed  with my Mom and Grandmother.

Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era.

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Some Classic patterns from the Past- 

 

My Mom from an early age learned to Sew – and made all of her clothes and ours when we were children . As a Mother and Wife on a limited budget this was a big saving.  She later got a job managing a Fabric store in town and did a great job. A Modern Women of her time.

 

Today I do manly small project, quilts for friends and charity projects.  This quilt was made for my grandmothers nursing home bed when she got ill. Made from a Quilt Project from JoAnn fabric. It has been used and washed many times but the memories are still with us.  Lisa

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Interested in some easy projects- Free sewing Projects

 

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She’s also an accomplished needleworker –   working needlepoint and cross stitch. This is one of the many projects on her wall.  Want to give it a try – Some links for some great website with free designs and direction – No matter your skill level.  Lisa

 

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Free Pattern & Downloads from DMC Patterns

 

How to Cross Stitch       on You Tube

 

 

A Free Pattern check out Tiny Modernist Site for more info

 

 

Mother's Day Kit-2

 

 

National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbook Day –

Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day is observed.  Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, this day will gather thousands of people all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking parties and share their talents with others. Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.

Scrapbooking is a method for preserving family history, personal mementos, photographs, newspaper clippings, artwork and other memorabilia.

Journaling is often included to describe the journey or to maintain the story for future generations.  Scrapbooking has become a popular hobby and those who enjoy it may develop a strong social network, swapping tools, advice and techniques.  They often gather together at each others’ homes and even join each other at conventions or retreats.

Today I will be in my Craft Room playing – stop bye later and Sunday to see how I’am Celebrating. Lisa 

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Whys to enjoy it-

Join a  class or event in your area –

Join a virtual crop-

Creative Memories Event     on face book

Scrapbook generation  –  Scrapbook generation does virtual crops all the time a great group to join.

Studio Calico      Facebook / Blog challenge

 

 

Some You Tube Channels links – 

Scrapbook.com

jen of Eve design

Simon Says Stamps

 

Lots of Companies are running Sales so it’s a great time to buy!