I am going to be a grandmother! 

I have been bursting with happiness for the past three weeks! My middle daughter is pregnant with her first child, my first grandbaby! We are so excited! She had her first appointment and ultrasound last week and everything looks good! So now I am allowed to shout it from the rooftop!

The only baby things I have ever made were a pair of socks, a hat and blanket. 

These were made last year.

Of course, after I was told the good news, I began searching for baby items to make! Here is my first crocheted baby sweater.

I  followed a YouTube video and used left over yarns.  (Red heart and Sweet Roll) It was meant to be a practice run, but turned out very nice and was so simple to make.

I then bought Top This by DMC yarn. I normally like to loom knit hats, but I got out of my comfort zone and tried knitting on circular needles. I am now obessed with them!

I have made three other baby hats, but decided to wait on making other projects until we learn if the baby is a girl or boy. (Ten more weeks) 

My Etsy shop is back open! I decided to keep it simple this time and not go overboard like I usually do! I plan to sell soaps only this time. I may sell my crocheted and knitted items, I haven’t decided yet. I still make bath bombs, but by family and friend requests only. 

Happy Monday!

Melissa

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Bath bomb success! I think?!

I have spent a lot of time and money trying to find the perfect bath bomb recipe. I bought Make It Fizz and love the recipes! I then wanted to add polysorbate 80, so the colors and oils won’t stick to the tub. After failed attempts this week, I think I have my new recipe. 

My love spell fizzies turned out great! No ring around the tub! The color was supposed to be red, but I suppose I did not add enough mica. Next time!

I tried another recipe and it was also successful!

The picture above is Violet fizzies. Once again, the color is not as bright as I want it, but through trial and error, lots of error, I will get there! 

Solid sugar scrubs were also fun to make. These are cotton candy. I sent off my first sample today, with a cotton candy soap order. 

Have a fun filled weekend! I will be cleaning up the huge mess in my craft room! 

Melissa

Cotton Candy soap

Last week I was busy making a wholesale order of cotton candy soap. I am pretty happy with the way this soap turned out. I made more to have in my shop before Christmas. 

I am making most of the gifts this year. I get frustrated when trying to shop for other people and decided to make afghans and bath sets. Handmade blankets can be passed down from one person to another and who doesn’t like to pamper themselves with a nice relaxing bubble bath? 

Do you like to buy or make your gifts? 

Baby blanket 

No, I am not expecting, nor is any of my three daughters, but I am preparing! 

The weekend was busy as always! Those days are reserved for me to sit on the sofa, knit or crochet, make soap and watch YouTube videos on how to make handmade items! Yes,  I love my crafty life! 

The picture above is the newborn hat and blanket I made! I bought the yarn,  on clearance, at AC Moore. I still have a large skein left and plan on making a baby sweater with it. 

Of course I made soap! I used a pvc pipe to get a round shape and I let the fragrance do its work to discolor the soap to brown. The fragrance is Gingersnap. 

This is Love Spell! Such a beautiful scent! I can’t wait to use it! It will be available in my Etsy shop in six weeks. 

I loved the scent so much I made eyeball bath bombs with it! I will have these in my shop by tonight!

I have been putting up bookshelves in my craft room to have more hoarding space, I mean more space. It’s a nice sized room,  but when you are a crafter,  you need a warehouse! 

Have a beautiful Tuesday! Melissa