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11  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Salt/Sugar Scrub Preservative Already in My Kitchen? on: November 08, 2009 05:33:47 PM
I've been toying with the idea of making salt and/or sugar scrubs for Christmas gifts, and would like to use only ingredients that most people would have on hand in the kitchen (I don't want to spend a lot of money).

However, I'm told sugar/salt scrubs normally only keep a week or so, and I'd like to extend the life of whatever I end up making. I'm looking for some sort of preservative I already have on hand, and the only suggestions that I can find are lemon juice and alcohol, but I can't seem to find anything terribly specific about it. My questions are:

What type of alcohol are they talking about? The type you put on cuts, or vodka or something like that?
How much lemon juice and/or alcohol should I put in?
How much longer will the scrub keep with these in the recipe?

Or if you happen to have a recipe for a scrub that will keep for at least a month using kitchen and household ingredients, please post that.

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: New home for my fish! on: September 18, 2009 10:13:14 AM
A lady I knew when I was a kid had one of these, and I've wanted one ever since! I have not been able to find one though, and had no idea how to go about making one. I know nothing about the inner mechanics of one of these, so forgive the question: how do you keep the water from coming out?
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: EASY Biscornu Pincushion! on: September 18, 2009 09:55:02 AM
Gorgeous! I always love seeing a common craft cross over into a different medium - although I would encourage you to give cross-stitch a try, it's a lot of fun. Smiley
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Star Trek Round 4 Gallery on: September 02, 2009 05:54:28 PM
Okay, sooooo sorry I haven't posted up until now!

What I got:
A notebook with gorgeous blue fabric...with a pincushion inside and straps to attach an embroidery hoop (it's a travel embroidery kit!)
A polymer clay Star Trek insignia pin
A lovely Data bookmark ^_^
Coloring pages!!
A box with pictures of Data
A Data stuffie! Ack! It's soooo cute!!

15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: The Trek-A-Long! on: September 02, 2009 05:49:03 PM
Knot all there, you RULE! Great idea!
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Star Trek - another round on: August 30, 2009 12:20:45 PM
Hey, if we have it in December, we could a Star Trek Xmas swap. There's some nice crossover ideas there. Who wouldn't like a Crystalline Entity with little bells on?

Ha ha!!

Also, the tiny horga'hn for when you have time for only a little jamaharon...priceless! Cracked me up!!
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Star Trek Round 4 Gallery on: August 28, 2009 08:08:12 AM
DS#1 knows better than to put things in his mouth, and DS#2 can barely roll over, so tiny beads are safe from Mr Drooly.
Besides, the puppet magnet ppl are totally awesome and I adore them!  They are so staying on the fridge! (and in a place of honor!!)

*blushes* Aw, shucks...my stuff is in a place of honor - thanks! Glad you like them. Like I said, the magnets on the back were originally so you could pair them with the speech bubbles, but even though that didn't work out, it's still like getting two toys in one. Smiley So glad you like them!
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Star Trek Round 4 Gallery on: August 27, 2009 05:45:41 PM
ClonedBravo, did you make puppets, too? How weird - we must be on the same wavelength! I was going for the cute/kawaii factor with mine - I totally don't have the skills to put in the awesome details like you did. Well done! (And sorry I didn't think about safety for little ones...the beaded eyes are tiny...)
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Star Trek Round 4 Gallery on: August 27, 2009 09:03:53 AM
The coaster inserts (which you can change) are from here:

The characters are finger puppets. I put magnets on the back of them with the idea that I'd make a couple of speech bubble magnets for each of them, but the Shrinky Dinks didn't work out so well. Oddly enough, the ones that survived were McCoy's. Cheesy

There was also an embroidered Spock wrapping/patch that I'm rather glad you didn't put up, ClonedBravo...it didn't come out nearly as well as I'd hoped, and Spocks lips were...extra full. He was kind of a sexier Spock by accident, I guess. Smiley Oh, well, at least I learned something. Smiley
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Star Trek Shrinkydinks on: August 26, 2009 02:13:51 PM
I love Quark! Profit and Lace is one of my all-time favorite episodes. ^_^ And Q is adorable!! Well done on both! Did you draw these yourself?

Did I mention I love Quark? <3
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