Sunday, February 20, 2011

Next project

I've started some granny squares - I think I'll make a blanket for the caravan eventually. I'm still learning so they aren't perfect but I'm having fun making them. I'm using this pattern here from The Purl Bee (fabulous easy tutorial!)

I mentioned the Bubble Bath I was making for the girls the other day, it turned out to be a pretty big success so I'd thought I'd share the recipe here (source Elizabeth Francke "Cosmetic and Fragrance Book for New Zealanders):

Use your favourite shampoo (I use a natural one with no Parabens or SLS etc that smells totally yummy) and add Safflower or other vegetable oil (I used Grapeseed) to it in the proportion of 1 T oil to 1/2 cup Shampoo. Add a few drops of food colouring (I use a Queens natural colour in rose pink). Shake well and add up to 1/4 cup under running water.

Now mine doesn't make big bubbles due to the lack of things like SLS but my kids are used to that - it made more of a creamy froth. Your shampoo may create huge bubbles depending on the type.  My girls loved it all the same.


Leah said...

Your grannies look amazing!!! And your new blog layout is utterly gorgeous. So jealous!

PaisleyJade said...

I love them!! I am also making some grannys at the moment... addictive!