Friday, January 27, 2012

Proof of Crafting

Last weekend was a bit of a crafting flop. I sewed several things that did not work, and I started the process of learning to make bath bombs, but I used the wrong recipe. I actually used a recipe for bath snowballs, which did not work as balls at all! But in the heart and fish silicone molds they came out ok. And I have a jar of bath salts from the failed shapes.

This weekend I used the RIGHT recipe for bath bombs! Here are the trial ones. I'm waiting for our wholesaler to track down round molds so we can sell them at the store. These are made from plastic egg ornaments and the heart silicone mold.
Both recipes are from Martha Stewart and I found them through Pinterest. Snowballs and Fizzies. I'm planning to teach the fizzies in a class at the store, so if you are interested be on the lookout for that class!

Most of my crafting lately has been in the kitchen. In fact, I've spent A LOT of time in the kitchen the last two weeks. So much so that I had to buy a new blender because I burned up my old one! What have I been blending? Green smoothies!
Don't get all grossed out! They aren't for everyone. But they actually do taste good! I try to hide them in travel mugs and stuff so people don't get grossed out when I drink them, but they taste fine. My favorite so far is a version I made up based on mango salsa. Mmmm. Then I have one that is basil and tomato that I eat like a warm soup. They really can be good!

Why am I drinking green smoothies you ask? Because I have gained sooo much weight I can't stand it. I'm tired all the time and can barely climb the stairs to my apartment without feeling like my heart will explode! Don't worry - it's not some crazy crash/fad diet. I'm just trying to get healthy.

In other news: Haven's hair is blonde again. I'm listening to "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" on audio book. Rob is at the Willow Creek conference here in Germany. And Ethan is growing like crazy. I guess that pretty well covers everything!


Adrienne said...

Hooray for getting healthy! Good for you, Kelly! Love that new blender, it's shiny. :)

It's so frustrating when a project flops. Have you tried any of your bath salts/snowballs/fizzies yet? How do you like them?

Kelly's Korner said...

I used eucalyptus oil in the salts and I really like them. I just tried the bath fizzie to see if it worked and it did, but didn't float.

Corinnea said...

Glad you are trying to feel well. I need to start exercising again for sure! I've started making smoothies and other stuff in my blender... it makes soup!
The bath stuff is cool. I like those fuzzy bomb things.
Tell Haven we need a pic of her new hair!

Jennifer said...

I want to see Haven's hair too! I like to see what other people do to theirs since I really can't color mine too crazy. Too old, too chicken and my skin color is just not right for most colors!
I like you branching out to different crafts! I can't use bath bombs though...the prefumes and such will um..irritate there.

Jessica said...

Oh fun! I love the stuff you sent out I want to eat it- btw thanks for the stationary it's so pretty! And I am so lame I kept meaning to write you so while I am thinking about it thanks!
Def need to see a new hair picture. I haven't dyed my hair since right after high school... kind of figured I would save my money while I was young and had no gray hair and then I will go all crazy later when I have grey hair I want to cover up!