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Tuesday, 29 May 2007


My first ever comment!!

Acechick, you're ace.

Hmhmhmhmhmhm (Marge Simpson style)

The soap's still soft.

I jumped on the "lower SAP value for coconut oil" bandwagon and it did not work for me. Because I "discount water" I usually have hard soap within hours, but two days later I still have playdough-soft soap.

So no pix....yet.

Sunday, 27 May 2007


...happened at my house today.

I made soap. It is a herbal mega-mix which I think I will name "Scarborough Fair" on account of it containing parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.

I hot-infused the above herbs as well as peppermint into olive oil, and added coconut oil. I made the lye solution using pure lavender hydrosol, and also added the essential oils of pine, grapefruit, lime and sandalwood to add to the herbal scent.

I will post pix tomorrow when I cut it.

Thursday, 24 May 2007


I received these in the mail this week!
Here is what I plan on making (first) from each.

  • Girly Style Wardrobe: every item. Starting with this "Milly Molly Mandy" blouse. Named thus because it reminds me of Milly Molly Mandy's adorable pink striped dress.
  • Easy Embroidered Fabric Goods: this basket. I will use it on the bathroom shelf, to house my three-year-old daughter's hair accessories collection. Also these booties for my four-month-old girlie.
  • Mom* & Girl Natural Clothes and Goods: this beautiful camisole, plus matching plain white one for me (couldn't be bothered scanning any more!) and this dress and blouse. Then everything else.
* Official spelling, not mine.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

O. M. G. I F'ed an O!!!!

....and I was so close to changing the name of this blog to "Area 51" (get it?....UFOs?....yeah).

I finished and gave my dear friends M & B, the baby quilt I made! B gave birth to a darling little boy yesterday morning.

This is how it came out. Despite its imperfection, I am so damn pleased with myself. Purists will be cringing, my husband's female ancestors (he comes from a long line of quilting women) will be turning in their graves, but I like it. It's my first ever quilt.

(Shoes from

Here is a close-up of the chou-kawaii animal fabric from Superbuzzy. I love how the hedgehogs are called mice. Please do not look too closely at my sewing. Please.

In other news, I finished the front of the Little Angel top (minus the yoke), and have started on the back.