Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bath & Body product crafting!

I have tinkered in making natural makeup and bath & body products for years, and got a bee in my bonnet this year to really spend some time focusing on taking it from the hobby level to something more.  I am officially qualifying natural bath & body product making as a "handmade hipster"  craft. 
 After spending the year in R & D and testing my products with honest friends & family I felt ready to open my newest Etsy shop this week....Fig & Ivy Naturals.  I am starting the line with handmade glycerin scented soaps , super moisturizing lip tints , unique scented perfume & colognes.
I will likely post some of the great "recipes" I have been testing & working on here on the blog soon.

Come check out the new shop here

 "Rainbow Sherbert Soap"  from Fig & Ivy Naturals.
                                                              Smells good enough to eat!

    "White Tea & Nectarine perfume Oil".
      My favorite scent created so far.

Friday, November 16, 2012

On my Christmas wish list every slippers

I love getting new slippers.  I put slippers on my Christmas request list every year, and I will be looking for some new comfy's to slip my feet into this winter again.  However, this year I think I will make them for myself as a gift to myself!  In fact, if it goes well I think I will make a few pair for my friends and family too.  Here are some really cute options that I am considering trying.

Fabric slippers tutorial by Prudent Baby...Grab the instructions here
Love the little rolled flowers on these!

Crocheted mary janes's by pattern here
Leaf button detail makes these extra special

"Cozy Toes" slippers pattern featured on Sew News....pattern download here
Fleece lining looks sooooo soft!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wear For Your Hair - Headbands, headwraps, and headwarmers

The right hair accessory or hat can really save a bad hair day.  Fabric headbands are awesome for all day style, while cozy knit or crocheted head warmers are perfect for heading out on a chilly morning.
Here are some of my favorite handmade picks:

           Here is my design for a crocheted head warmer.  You can find it in my etsy shop here

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Sew a double sided headband.
Tutorial by Happy Together can be found here

Double Sided Fabric Headband
Designer: Happy Together

Here's a fabric turban tutorial that looks like a nice fast project.
Check out Shrimp Salad Circus's tute here

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fingerless Gloves to Knit, Crochet, and Sew

Fingerless gloves have been on my radar this week.  Regular gloves, and more so mittens (uugghh), are not easy to work with.  The fingerless variety solve such  problems as texting and hitting 5 keys at once, driving without having your hands slip off the steering wheel, eating a little snack on the go, and many other tasks!

I whipped up this pair last weekend.  They are now proudly featured in my Etsy shop, Blue Bay Crochet and on Sew Can Do's Crafttastic Monday

Here's a great pair to make if you knit. Designed by Vistoria Anne Baker.  Check out the free pattern on Ravelry here
Here's a great pair of fabric wrist warmers for craftsters who sew.  Awesome tutorial by can be found here

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scarves, cowls, and Neckwarmers

With the weather getting chilly I am getting ready to whip up some warm and cozy scarves.  Nothing beats a big soft cowl or chunky neck warmer on a cold day.

Here are some picks that aren't too tricky to make if you've got a basic handle on crocheting:

Convertible Cowl pattern on Ravelry.  
Designer: JustessDesigns

Chunky Neck Warmer
Designer: Blue Bay Crochet
Time Out Cowl
Rachel at Maybe Matilda.
Black Hole Cowl
Designer: Elletrain Knits