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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Homemade Lip Balm on: January 28, 2011 11:00:39 AM

I made my first real batch of lip balm!  And it's all-natural, too. Smiley
I love this recipe! I got it from the Soapmaker's Companion.

The story: my fiance has trouble with cold sores, so I made him a castor oil and essential oil blend to put on his lips.  He used it all up and said it helped, but that it also dried and irritated his skin.  My solution: a moisturizing lip balm for healing PLUS moisturizing.  It turned out great!  I'm very happy with the product. Smiley


Wheat germ oil, coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, and vegetable glycerin

My essential oils:

Got my pots ready:

Melting ingredients on the stove-top:

After pouring into the pots:

The recipe I made seemed small, but it made eight .5-oz pots.  I added peppermint EO to all of the pots, and a mixture (peppermint, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus) to my fiance's special balm.
It turned out wonderfully!  It is very moisturizing but not greasy at all.  I will definitely be using this recipe again!  Enjoy Smiley

Loving my new lip balm!

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Winter Headband on: December 16, 2010 12:59:38 PM
My ears have been getting ridiculously cold in this weather--so I quickly made a headband for myself.

(PS: This is the first time I made flowers!  I love them!)

I'm a beginner crocheter.. be nice Wink
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Fabric Flower Hair Pins on: December 16, 2010 12:49:45 PM
So my sisters and I saw these at a craft fair, but I was horrified by the price.  $4 for one, and $6 for two.  Nonsense!  I thought. I can make these myself!  So I did. Wink

I will be giving the flower pins to my 11 y/o sister, and the silver bows to my 14 y/o sister for Christmas.

Hope you like!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Scrub shirt--It's pink! on: September 26, 2010 11:07:16 AM
First time making a scrub shirt--using McCall's M5895, top C.

Saved a bundle and had fun along the way--I think it turned out really cute! Smiley

Thanks for checking it out!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Stewie Griffin quote t-shirt on: December 12, 2009 03:15:24 PM
My brother and I just find this quote from Family Guy to be hilarious, so why not make it into a shirt??

Here is the full quote for your entertainment:
Stewie (his voice getting progressively higher): Oh I know it hurts now Brian, but look at the bright side: you have some new material for that novel you've been writing. You know...the novel you've been workin' on? You know the the one, uh, you've been workin on for three years? You know the novel. Got somethin' new to write about now. You know? Maybe a, maybe a main character gets into a relationship and suffers a little heartbreak? Somethin' like what... what you've just been through? Draw from real life experience? Little, little heartbreak? You know? Work it into the story? Make the characters a little more three dimensional? Little, uh, richer experience for the reader? Make those second hundred pages really keep the reader guessing what's going to happen? Some twists and turns? A little epilogue? Everybody learns that the hero's journey isn't always a happy one? (Voice returns to normal.) Oh, I look forward to reading it.  Grin

In Progress..

Ironing on my freezer paper

Action shot!


What do you think? Smiley
I'm giving it to my 18-y/o brother for Christmas!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Homemade Pin Board on: May 23, 2009 08:01:11 PM
This is where it began..

I glued the board inside to make it stay together

Here's the first layer!  It's extra fleece I had to add padding

Then I did the final layer, a green cotton with a vines and leaves print.. Here is the back.

The final product!! (I apologize for the bad quality; I took these with my cell!)

It came together so easily! Hope you like

7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / "The Office" stenciled quote tee!! on: April 13, 2009 10:25:30 AM

It's big on me, I know.. It's for my mom.

Michael Scott said this quote on one of the more recent episodes in Season 5.
We love that show, and haven't been able to stop quoting this silly line!  Tongue

Sorry for the bad quality.. all I have is a webcam.  The text looks quite good up close!  I know my mom will love the shirt!

8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Scarlet Scarf -- my FIRST crochet project!! on: December 05, 2008 08:33:21 PM
My first crochet project!!
I saw my friend crocheting a scarf, and I HAD to learn! I usually sew or stencil, but this has been a fun new craft to learn!!

(detail and more color)

(yeah, and I got a little photo-shoot happy lol)

I worked pretty hard on this thing..
Hope you like it!!
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Roundhouse Kick!! on: April 06, 2008 09:37:31 PM
*EDIT* Story removed

He sent me this link one time and said he loved this shirt and thought it was halarious.
(( http://www.noisebot.com/if_you_can_read_this_youre_within_roundhouse_kick_range_t-shirt ))
So I decided to stencil it for him.
Yeah, I know it's a total copy. But it only cost me $3 for the shirt! You cannot beat that!

Me modeling the shirt:

(the words aren't sloppy, i'm just using my webcam)

I'm giving it to him tomorrow :]

10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Twin Sunglasses Cases :] on: June 08, 2007 08:23:04 AM
The story is..
Jamie and Nicole were childhood friends of mine, and they moved away when I was around 6 or so.  Recently we discovered that Nicole (one of the girls) is going to the same college as I am this fall.  So we've started to keep in touch, and I am driving down to see them tomorrow!

For their Grad presents, I sewed them these handy bags.
They are designed for sunglasses, but you can really put anything in there.

I stenciled the names using freezer paper and some cute fonts :]

I did a little bit of embroidery around each heart, taking colors from the lining.

ANND Just for kicks, here is a picture of us when we were tots::

I'm on the left, Nicole (Colie) is in the back, and Jamie is on the right.

Can't wait to see them :]
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