Saturday, January 29, 2011

DIY Body Sugar Scrub

Again, more Valentine's gifts! This is a Lemon Body Sugar Scrub. I found the recipe at Under the Table and Dreaming, here it is:

Lemon Sugar Scrub
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 TBS lemon juice {I added some lemon zest (grated) for the fun look and added texture}

*I also designed my own labels in photoshop and printed them on label stickers to add a personal touch!

*I also had a hard time finding the containers I wanted for these, so I found these cute glass bottles at Michaels and will include a wooden spoon with them!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love Magnets!

Making some Valentine's gifts for family! We are making adorable thumb print heart magnets! I got the idea from Meet the Dubiens. We are using Crayola Model Magic (because it is so light) and I bought a fun metallic red paint!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Felt Bunny

I am on a felt kick, and made this cute felt bunny for my daugther. I am also planning on knitting it a little sleeping bag using my Knifty Knitter, but haven't gotten that far yet! I am thinking of doing these as easter gifts for S's little friends. I have a couple ideas for different "looks" too! Like little ties or bow ties for boy bunnies, and a pearl necklace for the girl ones. I was also thinking about adding pockets to the front and they could be tooth fairy pillows. Any other fun ideas or little touches I can add to the bunnies?

I used my own pattern and used the blanket stitch for the outside of the bunny, a french note for the eyes, and the satin stitch for the nose. Check out Martha for instructions!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Felt Chinese Take Out Box with Fortune Cookies!

I am involved in a pay-it-forward craft chain. Where I have 5 friends that I am to make a handcrafted project for by the end of 2011. Then they get 5 friends to craft for, and so on! So I have already made my first gift and it was a Valentine's Gift. I made a chinese take out box out of felt, and then made little felt fortune cookies in red and pink (adding little fortunes)

For instructions:
Chinese Take Out Box
Chinese Fortune Cookies

I think it turned out really cute!