Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What I've been doing

Ok, I promised photos last time I posted. Here they are:

This is a netted bead necklace. It's been done for months, but I was unsure of how to do a beaded closure. I had it sitting around until it screamed at me to finish it. So, I winged a closure, and it actually turned out well.

Next up is homemade bread. I've made two so far. The first time I made a bread was more than 15 years ago! LOL! It was time to try again. It turned out well. The holes are from the fork I stuck in it. LOL!

Here are my paperwhite bulbs that I'm forcing to bloom. I love the smell of paperwhites, but this is the first time I've grown them. I did plant some outside in the fall, but since I wanted to bring in Spring a bit earlier indoors I am growing some inside. I can't wait for that smell to perfume the whole house!

I've been making my own skin care products, and what fun that has been! Here are some lotion bars that I made for the first time. I love how they turned out, and so easy! I didn't have any molds, so I improvised and used cupcake liners.
Oh they smell.... so good!

I've combined some of the fiber projects I'm working on currently.
Knee high socks for my 12 year old daughter, cotton with silk noil on the tahkli spindle, and some alpaca/wool/silk/mohair blend on the Jenkins turkish spindle.