Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Back to normal

Everyone in the house is better, thank goodness! I have nearly everything caught up... Just laundry left to do
and fold.
I have been busy creating even with everyone sick. More so in some ways because I was not running around half the day. I have still kept up on my resolution to make one a day.

I made this little blue dog plush toy for my littlest one. It matches her quilt material I made her the Christmas before last. Pictured below.

I made a new batch of soap it is 2 thirds olive oil and 1 third Shea butter with Rosemary and Lavender. It ifs super moisturizing and ifs my favorite winter time soap. Pictured below

I have made a few dozen boxes. Pictured below.

I always am making fresh batches of my lotions & potions as well.

There is a nice little update

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New product ideas

A few weeks ago I write about getting in the process of making an affordable all natural deodorant. I am very happy with one recipe in particular. The real test will be in the summer heat but I have switched over to it completely.

I am in the works of making a few other new products as well. A new face cream, sugar scrubs, mineral scrubs, and the trickiest of all liquid soaps including shampoos. So this year will bring some great new products.

It excites me to make new products. I love the research, designing new labels etc.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Been sick

Yes he flu has hit us hard in my home. I have still been busy and will be getting all caught up once we are back to normal.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Little Dragon Chocker

Just finished this polymer clay and ribbon choker.

Plus Size Corsets

I have always loved corsets but for a plus size girl it can be hard to find one that is afford and well made.  I always thought that it would be a complex thing to sew. I didn't know how to use a pattern and I did not have any idea what all the sewing terms meant. But that was then and this is now. A while back I had a friend that I chatted with. She mentioned how hard it is to fine plus size corsets and we talked about working together to make corsets. Well even tho that was a friendship that faded with a big bang that is now in the past, she did get my wheels turning, and I am very grateful to her for doing so.

Over the years I have gained a lot of knowledge in sewing, my confidence with sewing is better, I have read and completed many projects both with patterns and some freehand and from my own invention. I am no longer intimidated by the idea of taking on a project like this.

I have spent the past month looking for corset patterns I now have 5 patterns I like and in different sizes. So Finally starting my first corset pattern. I picked the most strait forward plus size one I could find. Yesterday I had a little shopping spree at the craft store, it was fun, quite and kid-less. I picked out a pretty black and dark grey material, black cord, black grey ribbon, boning. I have the pattern and materials all cut and today I hope to get sewing.

Friday, January 18, 2013

One little two little three little boxes

Yesterday I worked on boxes. I love finding homes for theses affordable boxes and I decoupage then with all my favorites.

And the winner is!

The winner of the January Giveaway is Rosemary Ford! Congratulations. Rosemary please contact me with your shipping info. If I do not have a reply by next Friday I will pick a new winner. 

Thank you to all that entered. Next months giveaway will be a chainmaille piece. 

Finishing touches

Yesterday was a catching up day. I finished up the last few things I I have put off. I added magnets to a free polymer clay projects, finished the chainmaille piece from yesterday. I also started painting boxes for this weekend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chain chain chain

I can not find any other jewelry technic that I enjoy as much as chainmaille. It calms my mind and I love the end result. I have not finished thus piece but it is what I worked on today.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coral & Jack the kitty cats

Today's creations are these two polymer clay cat sculptures. They are just hanging around looking for some catnip. Their names are Coral and Jack named by my 6 year old. They are looking for a nice home.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Today I finished two dragons. One with glow in the dark clay the other with a metallic gold clay. The gold one is now a top for a box. I am happy with both! I hippie to have them listed in my shop this week.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New years resolution

I thought out my new year resolutions very carefully this year. I have three,  get more organized, get healthy and to create at least one thing a day.

The first one to get organized was also one from last year. I did really good over the past year. I have adopted many new ways to organize but I still need to work on this.

Getting healthy..... This is always a goal, but I want it to be a top priory.

Last but not least I want to create at least one thing a day. So here is todays creation. It is a pencil roll. I didn't have a Patten so I just eyed it. But it came out pretty good.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Giveaway All Natural Hand Care Set

My first giveaway of the new year and what better way to start your year then winning an all natural hand care set.

How to enter.  You can get up to 4 entries. Each entry had to be in a separate comment below. To enter you must do at least one of the following 4 things. If you do #2, #3 or #4 you will need to leave a comment for each separately here on this blog post for them to count. If you are already a follower of my blog and/or Facebook just leave a comment stating that.

1. Comment below on this blog post with your favorite way to pamper yourself.

2. Follow my blog with Google Connect which is on the left side bar menu.

3. Follow my Facebook page.

4. Sign up for my monthly newsletter using the sign up box on the left side bar menu.

This giveaway will end on Thursday January 17th at midnight and the winner will be announced on Friday January 18th. You must be 18 to enter. 
Pamper Your Hands With All Natural Hand Care gift set Set Includes Hand Cream Cuticle Salve & Moisture Gloves

All of my lotions & potions are all natural and never have any preservatives or artificial ingredients. I only use the good stuff! It is a great feeling knowing what you are using on your body and why it is in the products you use on your skin.

This set includes-
~ Blissful Hands Hand Cream
~ Nail & Cuticle Salve
~ Moisture Gloves

2 oz All Natural Blissful Hands Hand Cream w/Cocoa Butter Lavender & Tea Tree Oil
- Treat your hands naturally with this rich blend of oils and essential oils. This recipe was made originally for my husband who works construction all through out the cold winter months. His hands take a lot of abuse and need something to pamper them and bring them back to life. I truly hope you enjoy this cream.
-A complete list of what's inside- distilled water, cocoa butter, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, bee's wax, borax, castor oil, vitamin E, tea tree essential oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, frankincense essential oil

One 5 oz All Natural Nail & Cuticle Salve
-Moisturize your damaged brittle nails with this all natural herbal salve. This salve will help revive your dry nails and cuticles while strengthening your nails.
-A complete list of what's inside- Horsetail infused olive oil, beeswax, Vitamin E, benzoin resin, frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil

- One pair of moisture gloves
-made with 95% cotton & 5% spandex

You will always receive a fresh batch of lotion or creams from my shop. Because of the natural and handmade nature of my products there can be mild differences in color and scent from batch to batch.

These natural preservative free lotions and creams should be kept in a cool dark place to ensure they keep fresh or refrigerated. In good conditions they last 2 months or 4 months refrigerated.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Playing the rule of mad scientist!

Sometimes when I am alone in the house or on those rare occasions that things are quiet... My mind will start to roam looking for all of those what ifs I have had over the day. Like tonight, so tonight's what if had taken me to search for a way to make an all natural deodorant that works. Really it is one of my main goals over this year, yes my new years resolutions includes getting a awesome all natural and affordable deodorant out to share with the world. I have spent quite a bit of time researching what's out there and individual ingredients, searching for the right ingredients. Now here is the fun part, time to make some!  This is only my first trial batch, there will many before I add any to my shop, if I even find a recipe that is just right. I am always looking for testers when I start making new products, if your interested you can contact me at

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