Sunday, 2 March 2014

In Like a Lion

I have been busy busy. I am making a gift for a friend who has achieved something pretty special. I am keeping it under wraps until it has been given to them, as I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I am quite excited as it is starting to come together. I hope to have it ready within the next week or two.

I have been making some lovely coffee coconut scrub bars for use in the shower.  The recipe is taken from Henry Happened Blog, here They are the simplest things to make and fill the shower with the scent of fresh coffee, what could be better? They need to be used pretty fast as the oil melts under hot water. They will keep for a week or so in a cold place, the coffee will go off if kept  too long. I haven't  tried it on my face but it works well for a bit of puffiness apparently.

Unfortunately I don't have any photos of them completed, it's a shame as I did them in a heart mold and the coffee sunk to the bottom and I thought looked really pretty.

I have completed my March brooch as I have been trying to make myself a brooch for every month in the hope  that by the time October, November and December come around my skills will have improved.

I try to represent  the weather, holidays or cultural events of  the month to make the brooches representative. For January I cross stitched a little robin on a snowy branch,

 for February I stitched some wintry trees with a little valentine heart

For this month I thought I would try needle felting instead of cross stitch. There is a saying about  the weather in March that it 'comes in like a lion and out like a lamb' so I felted a friendly Lion with a little shamrock in his hat for St Patrick's Day ( March 17th ).

My sister seems to think we should get a stall at a craft market, but I'm not convinced anyone  would want to buy these, they're just for fun. I don't know, what do you think?

I am putting my thinking cap on now as the valentine's hearts will have to come down , what shall I do for March to brighten our home ?