Handmade Gifts: How to Make Soap Balls

I have a pretty bar of wrapped scented soap in my powder room, which was a gift from my sister. It’s probably eight years old, but I love the fact that it still makes the room smell nice. This inspired me to make something scented for the blog, and I decided to make soap balls with… [Read More]

Make Your Own Hydrosol

What’s a hydrosol? A hydrosol is the floral water that remains through a steam distillation of plant material, and are often a by-product of the production of essential oils.  Since I was trimming up some of my herbs, I thought this would be a good time to make a hydrosol. Make Your Own Hydrosol contains some… [Read More]

Fabric Photo Transfer Notebook

It’s my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s a fellow blogger, the creator of Daytripping with Rick, so I thought I would make him a personalized blogger gift.  I know I am forever taking notes and jotting down ideas, so I created a fabric, photo transfer, notebook, using a couple of pics from our recent trip to Sonoma. Fabric Photo… [Read More]

Pressed Flower Glass Coasters

I love the look of botanical prints and there’s something about seeing them under glass that brings out their beauty. It also reminds me of playing with my brother’s microscope as a kid. I really enjoyed playing with the slides and looking at the specimens under the glass. Pressed Flower Glass Coasters Recently when visiting… [Read More]

Top 10 Projects Using Essential Oils

It seems like every where I go I see and hear people talking about Essential Oils. On Facebook, on the sidebar of many blogs and recently at my hair salon. I have been using essential oils since the late 1990’s when I owned the herbal gift shop with my sister. So many of the products… [Read More]

Rose Petal Glycerin Soap

Glycerin soap, also known as melt and pour soap, is a fun craft and super easy to work with, even for kids. Another throw back to my herbal gift shop days, the ability to make this handmade quick gift is easier than ever today. Rose Petal Glycerin Soap  You can buy the base soap at… [Read More]

Make a Garden Journal

It’s too cold to go outside where I live, but the dreaming and planning for this years garden started when the clock stroked midnight on December 31st. I’m going to start the year off with creating my own garden journal and I invite you to join in a create one for yourself. Make a Garden Journal I… [Read More]