I bought some lime essential oil to make bath bombs and was expecting it to smell like lime juice. Once I opened the bottle, I was reminded of all the green sweets I spurned as a child. For this reason, I added some sugar stars to the mix.
I added a fair amount of green food colouring to the mix and they looked lovely and E-number heavy when I first made them. Now they've dried out, you can't really tell that I added any at all. I've learned for next time, though.
I'm not sure if I'm even posting this in the right place. The recipes were all nicked from the internets and the quantities meddled with so much that they had to be ignored anyway. It's really all about the tiny jars.
I made three flavours: rhubarb and ginger, rhubarb and strawberries and strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
I then made little gift boxes for them by hacking up a couple of boxes that had once held clock mechanisms (and by 'once held' I mean I ignored the massive pile of empty boxes I've kept for craft and tipped the contents of a couple of full ones onto my dining room table). They are decorated using address labels and felt-tipped pens.
I made this t-shirt for a friend as part of an off-craftster swap (which can be blamed for me joining this site in the first place). I'm not normally a fan of ~*inspirational*~ quotes but I thought this one was really sweet. I very nearly made my friend wear a shirt saying "my mother answers all my fanmail" but I couldn't be bothered cutting out the extra letters.
I really should invest in an iron. The freezer paper stencil and fabric paint were both fixed with the bottom of a heavy saucepan. It's a pity that I didn't get rid of all those creases using the same method.
All folded up with a little tag (that I added mostly to prevent my friend from thinking the image was meant to be Bjork or the lady from the Fiery Furnaces).
If I'd known how easy it would be to make bath bombs, I'd have started long ago. These rose petal bath bombs smell gorgeous and I will be looking for excuses to make more and keep my flat smelling lovely. The only downside to them is having to pick soggy rose petals out of the bath.
Here are my grapefruit and light brown sugar bath bombs. I took this picture late at night so it doesn't really show them at their best. These are for my girlfriend as she is a grapefruit fiend. I love the smell but not the taste of grapefruits so they're perfect for me too.
I'm sure that craftster is littered with sock monsters but I love them and always want to see more so here are three of mine. The two striped monsters are attatched to red ribbons so that they can double up as Christmas tree decorations. The pink one on the far left was a Valentine's present for my girlfriend and is made from a very worn sock. His name is Footstains and it's probably best not to think about why.