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More Christmas Presents

I am nearing the end of my Handmade Christmas. I have one more knit to do and a few home-made journals to sew together. Here's a look at what I've been up to (and uh...hum...not blogging!) Lavendar and Peppermint soap: glycerin soap, dye, and essential oils. Wrap the bars in wax paper and stick on a homemade label and they are quite cute!
This is called a Calorimetry...or a head scarf....
Or, as I like to call it, a "hippie headband". I love this! It was a very confusing pattern until you understand how to read it (lots of back and forth, turning and reversing involved). Although this one will have to be given away, I am definitely going to make myself one, and I have a whole 1/2 skein left-over!
PS-- Stay tuned for tomorrow's post--a bloggy giveaway right here!!
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Mberenis said…
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Christy said…
Your hippie head scarf turned out groovy!
kylee said…
My Christmas gift from you: Mama's Yumo Potatoes. I know what you're thinking: "But Kylee, that was for your wedding shower." And I say to that: Nay! It's the gift that keeps on giving! We made it for a dinner party on Sunday because I knew that Sarah's Mama wouldn't let me down. Sure enough, AMAZING.
Christy said…
About the book reviews...go to http://brb.thommasnelson.com and sign up to be a book review blogger. Once you finish one, you can sign up for the next book right away. I've got Rex coming to me next!

best word verification ever: funster
The Bontrager's said…
hey dude! the scarf turned out AWESOME!!! way to go! you figured it out in time for christmas...LOL! :-) it really is great though.

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