Gifts to make &and Share

Happy  Friday ! As many know I’am  a crafter -Not only do I love papercrafts but  I enjoy exploring other crafts . So today I’am sharing some of my fun DIY crafts I make. I love experimenting with Soap making – using Soap base and mixing herbs and fragrances. I made a batch for Christmas gifts with rave reviews. This batch – mixed with honey, lemon and fresh rosemary using goat milk base melted in microwave and poured into molds to set. Lip Gloss –  Love the stuff.  This is an easy mix of coconut oil and beeswax . Flavoring ? You can use koolaid for color and taste.  These small mesh bags can be bought or made . You can also use- dried berries, natural essential oils  and sugar free drink mix for color and fragrance.  There’s lots of fun easy recipes out on the web.  Lisa You can also use beeswax / coconut oil and your favorite fragrance poured in small molds to make wax melts.  ( I bought from dollar store small plastic ice cube trays) I would start with a kit to try to see if you enjoy it before investing a lot of money. Lisa It’s No surprise I’am a Reader from a family of Book Lovers – Bookmarks are a fun an easy craft – these supplies can be found in any craft store or big box store. These book charms ( Hobby Lobby […]

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Monday Project – Fabric gifts

Hello –  Monday ! I thought i would start may week off with my first Project with some fabric gifts- My mother was a sewer and made all my sister and mine closeth  from an  early age. i learned the basic but it was years later that I actually used that talent to make something. A quilt for my Grandmother. Now most people start little but might fist item was a yellow and blue quilt to cover her bed at the nursing home. I used a kit I bought at JoAnn fabric and taught myself to quilt. It was partially hand quilted and partily machine quilted – I made lots of mistakes but it was a learning experience. This is a full size quilt that was issued as a block a month kit. I made this about 20 years ago. The colors have faded after may washes – but the memories are there. Lisa   Now I don;t think You have time to do a whole quilt but maybe something small. Like the postcard size quilt below. Made with what i had on hand. It’s small in size that can be mailed if needed. Perfect to use up you fabric leftovers. Post card size- 4×6 . Finished by Zig zagging edges. Ribbon,lace buttons and flowers in your choice of colors. Sandwich with lite  batting and quilted. Can be mailed or framed for a gift.  Lisa   Post card idea’s/ or […]

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DIY craft 

Had a old baking sheet I spray painted to hold some magnets. Mine white but you could do any color. From Office Depot small square clips I decorated with scrapbook supplies. Great gift or can be used in bedroom or kitchen to hold notes,recipes or photos. Have fun making this. Lisa

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