Friday, May 22, 2009

Meet Toby and Daisy

waldorf dolls

Here is Toby and his big sister Daisy.

I enjoyed making them and every time I see the kids with them, which is daily, it makes me happy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Peppermint Lip Balm

I made a batch of lip balm this week.  This recipe I like.

1 tsp cocoa butter (Approximate - I chose a lump that looked about right)

1/2 tsp jojoba oil

1 tsp almond oil

1/2 tsp beeswax

1 drop peppermint essential oil


(Previously I had used mango butter in a different lip balm recipe and it was too granular.  Likely the same problem as the Foot Balm and could have been solved by rapidly cooling.)

Happy Mother's Day!


The three cards we ended up making.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Diva

We've been going through cartons of apple juice around here.  My favourite is to mix half grapefruit juice (unsweetened) and half apple juice with a liberal shot of lime juice.  Come to think of it, it would make an excellent martini as well.  Something similar is served at Rebar modern food in Victoria.  One of our favourite restaurants and cookbooks.

Mother's Day Crafts

We've been home sick with a bad cold for a week now.  We are slowly on the mend and we may just be able to must up enough energy for a mother's day craft or two today.  Here are a few ideas we're contemplating:


This one is a little ambitious for how we are feeling today as we would have to actually leave the house for supplies (not to mention use power tools!). From Instructables user jholland via Craft Magazine.


We will definitely need to make cards.  I'm finding lots of inspiration, like the first three cards shown above, at the Hero Club Blog and my daughter would enjoy lacing a card like the forth one pictured above from Craft Magazine.


For a kid's craft, I really like the idea of these flower prints from Ordinary Life Magic via The Crafty Crow.  They would be great framed in embroidery hoops Grandma could hang and keep or change out with the next craft project.

If we can't find enough flowers to make it work, we can try using dandelions as paintbrushes as suggested in Craft Caravan's May email.  We do have those!