In an attempt to shift some energy around in my life, I thought it would be a great idea to clear out the lofts. I know. Genius, no? No. Exhausting! However, I feel very virtuous having done 2 lofts so far. There are now 4 bin bags waiting to go to the next give-and-take day. The seriously-stuck-energy loft is yet to come, and the one with, cough, rather alot of fabric & sewing detritus. Although it was tiring, it feels good! We then found out the reason for feeling under the weather was a D&V bug & a cold. At the same time. What fun! After a rather poorly night, I had all 3 kids at home yesterday. I am afraid there was rather alot of television watched in pyjamas. But it was great!
I have decided that perhaps the sewing room just isn't calling to me at the moment. So after watching some brilliant online tutorials, I did some journalling just to have some creative fun.
And a background for another. This a close up of a double page spread to show the salt sprinkling effect which I just love.
I have also been a bit of a hedge witch recently & been making face creams & body butters etc. Having spent a stack of money on ingredients, I did a load before Christmas for my sisters in laws (I have no idea where to put the apostrophes or extra 's'es!). Basically, my husband's sister & my brother's wife. Oh I love my command of the English language!
Anyway, I made some more hand/face butter this week as I had run out. I had to make it up a little as my scales were being borrowed by my brother for soap making. I don't know why, he has his own laboratory at work. So, without my deeply inaccurate scales, I used the old fashioned pioneer method of cups & spoons. Whipped up the resulting solidifying liquid & decanted it into my Grandmothers vintage pot. It used to hold her face powder & I never knew what to do with it until I started making creams. I love the lid & the cut glass curve.
The recipe I cobbled together was:
2 tabs Shea Butter
2 tabs Mango Butter
2 tabs Cocoa Butter (grated)
2 tabs Avocado Oil
Essential oils for fragrance
Melt all the butters & oil together. Once it cools, whip it up until it gets fluffy. Use a spatula to transfer to the gorgeous vintage glass jar you have sitting around. It melts on contact with the skin.