Wednesday, May 01, 2013
This & that...
I've been putzing around with a few projects here and there. OnlyDaughter threw a lovely bridal shower for our DIL-to-be. I helped her do the decorating. We put up cute tissue paper puffs above the dessert table like this, and made pennant banners that said "I do!" and "Bride."
I made one of the best homemade skin moisturizers ever. I wish I could tell you where I found this recipe, but I can't seem to find it anywhere online. It is in my own handwriting so I copied it from somewhere. Anyway, if you're interested, it goes like this.
Hip Rosehip Balm (my name for it)
2 oz. grapeseed oil
1 T. coconut oil
1 T. mango butter
1/2 oz plus a sprinkle of beeswax pastilles
20 drops rosehip seed oil
1/2 t. glycerin
Melt beeswax and first three oils together in a double boiler.
Allow oils to cool and add rosehip seed oil and glycerin last. Stir.
Whisk until creamy but pourable. Pour into a tin or jar with lid.
I use this as a facial moisturizer every night and I also use it on just-shaved legs, on my feet, lips or anywhere you want a good greasing-up. Smear it on and rub it in. I love it. Rosehip seed essential oil is supposed to be good for scarring and wrinkles. I still have wrinkles, but my skin look a little more dewy, I think.
My next project is going to be homemade sunscreen bars or cream like these from Wellness Mama.
I've been working on a baby quilt for Ladybug. I hope it turns out like I envisioned it. No matter what, she'll like it because it will be just right for snuggling in, for pinning around the neck to play super-hero, or for wrapping up Dolly. She won't judge me if it's not perfect.
I learned something this week about hemming knit T-shirts. My step-mama gave me three T-shirts to hem for her and I said it shouldn't be a problem, but when I realized how much I needed to cut off -- she's petite -- I knew I couldn't just hem them up zippity-zip like I thought. I did some research and found the very best article on hemming knits over at Made By Rae. The twin-needle was just what I used and it worked terrific. With a little practice on an old T-shirt, I found it pretty easy to use the twin-needle. The new hems looks factory made. Yay!
That's all for now. I've got to go spray another coat of paint on the wooden baby swing. I decided to brush on a bonding primer and then spray paint it so I could get into all the little crooks and crevices. I had a mostly-full can of pink spray paint, so the swing will be pink. If we ever get a grandboy, I'll paint it another color, but for today, it's pink.
The funny for today....a Luvs diaper commercial. I can't help it, my daughter and DIL breastfeed.