Project: gin and tonic soap
I've never made soap before, these are just melt and pour so it was simple and fun! I used a tutorial on this 'stained glass' effect, but added my own theme: gin and tonic - or lime and Jupiter
an idea I got from a lip balm mistress Jennie gave me, yum yum yum! I made two loaf tins worth, and sliced it up a Christmas gifts
Project: bike helmet earmuffs
Walking along the other day, I noticed a very peculiar spaniel... It's ears kept changing colour! It seemed like they changed depending on what the dog was listening too, going from bright purple to deep crimson, all the way round the could wheel and back again to a gorgeous turquoise... The muggle walking the dog didn't seem to notice, so it must have a cloaking method of some kind! This isn't a creature I can find in any of our textbooks, so I am continuing to research in case it's a new discovered species
I decided learn about his ears but mocking up these floppy, bright, warm earmuffs, which will just happen to also fit over the straps of Tom's bike helmet to keep him snuggly!
Challenge: detention, December
Project: soap wrapping
I always think that nice wrapping of gifts for under the tree is a decoration!
I wrapped the soap in greaseproof paper to protect it, and finished with some dried lime slices (done in the oven) and embroidery thread
Project: care instructions
My dream walk revealed many odd images, of the people I love tortured by having to wear shrunken knitwear... Horror!
Thus, I was inspired to make care labels for the knitted items I'm giving away this festive season, with washing instructions and yarn materials stamped on the back... Here's one example, but I've done a fair few already!
Project: M is for millimeter
Made using a tiny metal spike, somewhat like a sewing needle
Project: blanket square
Setting fibrealchemist's Weasley blanket, I decided to make my own with scrap wool. It will be a long project since I'll just do it occasionally between other things! But it'll be fun, a chance to try out stitch patterns, this is just double moss, but I've never done it before and I was intrigued how it can me out on this varigated green yarn... Sort of like lizard skin I thought!