Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
These are simply adorable and will make the perfect gift for an arty friend. I love the linen thread and soft colours! Think I should get one of these to use as a journal for my Australian adventure.
Mini Monkey Flap Hat by citefuzz
Julia Ring With Cream Ivory Vintage Rose by Just Peachy
I don't know if you've noticed, but I have a tiny obsession with roses... I just love them! I even named my blog after them. This pretty ring caught my eye and I am SO ordering one!
Old Town Original Signed Fine Art Photograph by Alicia Block
This pretty picture caught my eye and would make a beautiful gift for any girl with a love of vintage things. I have the perfect spot for it in my room. It's enough to get me on a bicycle!
These are a few ideas for gifts when you don't have time to make them yourself. I love looking for inspiring and pretty things to get my creative juices flowing.
I went to Darling Harbour today, absolutely beautiful! And I found the cutest pair of ankle boots on a SALE! yay!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I've just finished my first crochet beaded bracelet! So proud of my little creation. I found the pattern on futuregirl and it was really easy to follow. I'm making another one as a gift for my great friend, Jana. Do hope I finish in time to give it to her.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I like using organic ingredients wherever I can. I've found that they are soft on the skin and leave me bathing with a clean conscience. Most commercially made bath salts are full of chemicals that destroy the environment and your skin. Organic is a bit more expensive, but definitely worth the cost!
These are a few of my favourite recipes:
Soft Citrus Twist:
1/4 Cup Epsom Salts
1/4 Teaspoon Orange Fragrance oil
1/4 Teaspoon Tangerine or Lemon Fragrance oil
Blend all ingredients in a blender until a fine powder
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
3 Drops Bergamot Fragrance oil
3 Drops Rose Geranium Fragrance oil
3 Drops Lavender Fragrance oil
2 Drops Frankincense Fragrance oil
1 Cup Epsom Salts
1 Cup Baking Soda
4 Drops Blue Organic Food Coloring
3 Drops Jasmine Fragrance oil
4 Drops Vanilla Fragrance oil
2 Tablespoons Glycerin
Mix ingredients and ensure that the oils are equally distributed
Relax a while:
1 Cup Instant Powdered Skim Milk
1 Tablespoon Powdered Orris Root
3/4 Cup Dead Sea Salt
10 Drops Jasmine Fragrance oil
7 Drops Ylang Ylang Fragrance oil
5 Drops Bergamot Fragrance oil
Mix ingredients thoroughly
1/2 Cup Epsom Salts
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Rock Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Vitamin E oil
2 Teaspoons Almond oil
20 Drops Patchouli Fragrance oil
15 Drops Cypress Fragrance oil
The fun thing about making your own bath salts is that you can customize them and create your own recipes. For a longer lasting aroma, spread the salt on a large paper and let it settle down for a day or two before you place it in a jar. Package your lovely salts in pretty glass jars and seal them tight. I always round mine off with a ribbon, cute label and a sprig of lavender on top. I also like adding some lavender or mint leaves inside the jar for decoration. Sprinkle a few spoons into the bath and relax a bit.
I sure need to...