Oh my gawd! It’s a blog post? Yes, yes it is! Did you miss me? Did you even notice…
Ah, well. For those of you who did, sorry. I’ve been busy having a summer break full of other projects. Posts might still be sporadic while I meet deadlines and the like, but I had to pop in to show you this! My garden is full of lavender so after the few dozen bouquets what to do?
Lavender Shower Scrub
1 1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Baby Oil
1/2 cup dried Lavender Flowers
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Dry the Lavender in a warm dry spot then pull off just the flowers and discard the stems.
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. Place in a decorative container and use in the shower.
To use: Shake container to mix contents before using. Rub onto dry skin then rinse thoroughly.
More shower scrubs to come! The combinations are endless!
There’s something new on Wishing For Horses! Have you noticed the new D.I.Y. section? Lovely isn’t it!
There are quite a few quick and easy projects from the archives, so check them out! Also, stay tunes to the page for new projects coming soon!
I love book safes! They’re so clever and cool, I love giving them as gifts. It comes as no surprise that I’ve always wanted to learn to make one myself. I’ve lost the link to the site where I got the instructions from (of course) but I’ll do my best to explain.
You will need:
1 Book (at least 2 inches thick)
Weights (for drying time)
First find a book that is large enough and thick enough to be carved out. Next, mix up a solution of 50% white glue and 50% water.
Saving out a few pages in the front of the book, paint the glue solution onto the outside of the pages of the book. The glue will seep into the book about 1/2 inch and once dry will provide a hard shell to carve into. I glued the back cover of the book to the pages to add stability.
Place a piece of parchment paper between the glued portion of the book and the pages you wish to be loose. Allow to dry 8-24 hours. I weighted my book so the moisture of the glue wouldn’t make the paper expand. (Anyone who’s dropped a book into their bath knows what I’m talking about)
After drying, the pages should be rock hard at the edges and still loose at the center. Pencil a line about a half-inch to an inch in then, carefully cut along that line with an exact-o knife or box knife. I carved it out about an inch. Yes, it makes a giant mess and the corners needed a lot of digging and picking. On retrospect I think I should have maybe gone a little further in before cutting.
Turned out quite nice I must say. Now I have a place for my “stash”… ahem.