Monday, August 23, 2010
My project for a rainy afternoon. I have never purchased prequilted fabric before or a fabric that has such a bold print. I saw this one on Sunday and bought it. The bag turned out pretty nice. The pattern is really simple and I will be making some more for gifts.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Goat milk soap
I made my goat milk soap today. Right now my kitchen smells lovely. Lavender is one of my favorite scents and I see myself making more of this soap. I am keep a journal of the different kinds that I make and things that I need to (or would like to) do on the next batch. I have many ideas and can't wait to get started on them. The photo is of the soap after I poured it into the molds. I will add another one of the finished product once it cools and I remove it from the molds. I need to figure out the packaging and make some labels. Then it will be ready for my ETSY shop.
I found this pattern on line about a year ago and have wanted to make it ever sense. I love the charm that it has. Once my children start having my grandchildren, I will be making more of them. Well I probably won't wait that long to make another. This pattern was very easy to follow and fun to do. I haven't figured out how to make the booties though. I also made a bonnet that isn't in the photo. When the photo was taken, the bonnet hadn't been fixed (I goofed when doing the edge and needed to add a few more stitches). The whole set turned out beautifuly and the mom to be loved it! Baby Layla will look beautiful in it.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've finished the mugs that I was working on. One if for my father in law and the other is for his wife. My father in law is a pilot so I put an old fashioned plane on his and had the boys sign it. I couldn't very well take him a present and leave his wife out so I made her one with a pretty flower on it with her name on the back. I know that these little things aren't a cure all for the hard times but I hope it brings a smile. And every time they see them they know that they are loved.