Thursday, 10 December 2009

Circle Skirt Extras

Lady Melbourne was kind enough to share with us a tutorial on how to make a circle skirt.
So due to my love of these skirts and wanting to save for a house, I saw this as a chance to get crafty and save money.

So off I went to spotlight found some material and set off to make my skirt. All was going well until I went to cut out my skirt.
The tutorial calls for you to fold the material twice, once horizontally and then once vertically. This left me with a rectangle. This is where my problem was, if I kept going my skirt would have to be a mini! This image should give you an idea of what happened.

So for this to work for I need to find material that was a lot wider. I also found this tutorial which is also really helpful and the person who writes it is really very talented, she has so many different tutorials and ideas you should take a look at her whole blog.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Homemade Chocolate Lip Gloss & Lip Balm Recipes

Homemade Chocolate Lip Gloss

1 1/2 tsp grated cocoa butter
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/8 tsp vitamin E oil
3 chocolate chips
Microwave the cocoa butter and oils until melted–watch so it isn’t heated too long. While still hot, add the chocolate and stir until melted and well blended. Pour into a small clean container and cool completely before using.

Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe

3 TBS Cocoa Butter
5 Chocolate Chips
1 Capsule Vitamin E
In a microwave melt all ingredients then blend well with a spoon. Put into a container and cool completely in the refrigerator before using.

Note: Most of the things i post here are taken from TipNut, everyone should visit the site. I just want to post the ones i really like here.

Monday, 20 July 2009

To keep your car windows ice and frost free when left outside overnight in the wintertime, mix three parts vinegar to one part water, put it in a spray bottle and spray on the windows as needed.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Crafty Jars

I found this Tutorial on what to do with leftover jars, and it very much appealed to me. After following the links back I found it originated on the Martha Stewart site.

Here the are the details 

1. Clean and dry the glass. Using painter's tape, mark off the area you want to etch. Attach vinyl stick-on letters and decorative tape; press hard to ensure they are attached firmly.  
2. Cover work surfaces (be sure to work in a well-ventilated area). Put on protective gloves and an old shirt with long sleeves. Paint an even layer of etching cream onto glass. Let stand for amount of time indicated by manufacturer's instructions.  
3. Rinse with warm water in a stainless steel sink. (Avoid porcelain sinks; the cream damages glazed surfaces.) Remove letters and tape.