Our crafty world has been smelling very good these last few days. Starting with these:
...pilferred from the neighbors tree. Since they were hanging well over our side of the fence I felt justified in cutting them off. Oh my did they smell heavenly!
On Thursday Mr. Crafty World and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, and he brought home this lovely bouquet of roses:
Over the weekend I decided to dabble a bit with some embroidery.
Those bullion roses are enough to drive anyone up the wall! For my first attempt I'm happy enough with it, and finished it off as a small sweet bag filled with lavender.
Today while My Favorite Boy happily kneaded and squished some homemade playdough (scented with coconut extract!), I made some bath fizzers.
I haven't made these in years, and it was lovely to get back into it.
On the left I have coconut/mango/pineapple with chunky sea salt and on the right is lily of the valley. I used a vintage baking mold and I love how they look like little cakes. I ran out of a few ingredients, but am definitely planning on making some more. I have tried a lot of recipes for making fizzers, but this one has always been my favorite.
2 tablespoons of citric acid
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup baking soda
2-3 tablespoons light oil - I use almond oil, but you can use grapeseed, apricot kernel, even sunflower though it's a bit heavier. Just make sure you aren't allergic to whatever oil you use! I used 2 tablespoons.
1/4 or so teaspoons fragrance/essential oil
3-6 drops food coloring if you want
Mix everything in a bowl. You will probably have to get in there with your fingers and rub it all together. Shape it into balls (if you used lots of oil), or pack it into a mold. Let it rest and dry out for a few hours before storing in an airtight container.
I had four people express interest in the Polstitches chart. I used the ultra scientific method of throwing a dice to pick the recipient. I rolled a two, so that means it's going to Annette. Annette, can you please email me and give me your address? I will send it off shortly.
Thank you to all those who left me nice messages; it really makes my day!