I’m an extreme beginner with very little fabric so, wallets.
My hobbies have grown so my project list needs categories now, here’s what I’ve got in the works, who knows what I will get to, I should have some free time in a few weeks.
Cold Process Soap Making
Idea: I made a lot of soap last year, I have isolated my favorites and will be recreating some variation of them. All of my soap sold or was given away last year so I only have the newer two that I made in November that were curing at the time I ran out.
- Charcoal soap split (Lavender/Rosemary Soap, Cedar/Bergamot)
- Breton Sea Salt Bar
- Coconut Milk split scent ( hawaiian jasmine, sandalwood)
- Beer Soap (new soap type)
- Shaving Cream (will run out soon)
- Laundry and Dish Soap ( will run out soon)
This is meant to be as a set for holiday presents but it didn’t happen. I will be infusing the black tea into the oils.
- Black Tea & Lavender
- Black Tea & Peppermint
- Black Tea & Bergamot
I might make these with Black Tea Infused Oil as well.
- Apple/Sage Conditioner
- Apple/Sage Lotion
I’m an extreme beginner, I still cant sew a straight line or understand some terms and instructions. The seam ripper is my best friend and I keep stabbing myself with pins and burning myself on the iron… but I have determination.
- Jean Quilt
- Tri-Fold Wallet
- Handmade Paper with Botanical Imbeds
- Hardcover hand made blank journal
- El Pollo Loco Chicken ( pineapple and lime glaze)
- Teriyaki Tofu ( I can’t get it right!! Eventually…)
- Corn Tortillas
I’m a beginner at book making so I’m starting with small things that don’t involve me going to the craft store. Each tiny book is made from one sheet of paper with hand sewn binding, some fancy duct tape, a few paper flowers and a button. Two of them I made with pockets and put tea bags in the pockets. I just need to go buy a few different varieties of nice tea.
For one of my non pocketed tiny books I used a lemon water carton to bind the cover, and learned a few things. I’ll probably make a larger book next time or incorporate some of my handmade paper into a small book.
I enjoyed making this one, It’s from an Alton Brown cookbook so here is a handy link to the recipe I used Alton Brown’s Roasted Chile Salsa