Thanks for reading :)
Thanks for reading :)
Remember this tree pillow? Now it has a companion.
I'm loving the polka dot ties on the back:Hillary just put her hand sewing pattern cards up for sale? I already bought mine. Can't wait to make the snail and the butterfly (which goes through metamorphosis ... caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly!) Oh, I can't wait to have my own children! In the meantime, these toys might find their way into my nieces' little hands!
By the way, don't forget to take your blankets outside tonight and tomorrow night to watch the meteor shower. What a way to spark your child's interest in astronomy! This year there’s no moonlight to interfere. The best time to watch is from 11 p.m. August 12 until dawn the next morning. If you have a dark sky, you may see a meteor once a minute on average. Cross your fingers for cloudless skies!
Happy stargazing/meteor marveling,
Several years ago I happened upon this book which has numerous recipes for making your own personal care products. We've gotten a lot of use out of it - and have had a blast emulsifying water and oil, coming up with custom essential oil fragrance combinations, and packaging up the yummy products for gifts and our own use. Here's to handmade - for your hands.Ingredients 6 oz. liquid oil (such as canola or olive oil) 3 oz. solid oil (coconut oil, shea butter, etc.) 1 oz. beeswax (find it here, along with other organic products) 9 oz. of water 20 drops of orange essential oil 30 drops of vanilla essential oil
Pour the 6 oz. of liquid oil into a 16 oz. heat-proof measuring cup. Add pieces of solid oil to the liquid oil until the total volume reaches the 9 oz. mark, then add the 1 oz. of beeswax. Put the measuring cup into a pot filled with water and place it over medium heat on the stove top. Stir until the all of the solids melt. This can take a little while.
Try not to eat it, okay? I know it smells good, but it's for your hands. :)
I'll be setting up a flickr group for those of you who make things using the Montessori By Hand patterns. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!
Happy sewing, and a heartfelt thank you for your support!
While it was difficult "leaving it all behind" for an entire day, we made it a priority to get out-of-doors, no matter the weather. With a small backpack, lunch essentials and our swimsuits, we drove to the edge of the Copper Canyon, parked the truck and started hiking down, in thick fog. Down. Down some more. Finally we arrived at the natural hot springs at the canyon floor. After three hours relaxing in the warm pool, we began the climb out, this time with the sun peeking from behind the clouds.
COMMENT #3! So Theresa, could you send me your mailing address when you get a chance? Felicidades, as we say down here south of the border. You can expect a package of handmade goodness by the end of August!
My reading pillow has been getting some action, as well. Thinking about making your own? Be sure to sign up for my mailing list in the side bar! You'll be the first to know when the pattern becomes available!
Ta ta for now,