Sunday, May 29, 2011

2 of my favorite things

Summer's almost here, it must be time for my cherry shoes!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Homemade Rose Water Toner

I was looking for a new toner and felt like fainting when I saw how much they cost these days! After experimenting (and let's not talk about how I burned myself trying to use straight-up apple cider vinegar), I came up with a recipe for nice little cotton pads soaked in my homemade toner. It's quick to make, cheap, and green, because I recycled a jar to put them in.


Rose water (from an international food market)
Cotton pads (got 'em at the dollar store)
Apple cider vinegar
Recycled glass jar

Pour rose water into jar until it's about a third of the way full. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar, not too much! It has malic acid which is good for exfoliating, but it smells and it can be too strong if you use too much. Then put the cotton pads in the jar and shake it all up to soak the pads.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Getting crafty with organizers :)

I made up some jewelry organizers with little calico squares meant for quilters. The front is clear vinyl so I can see inside, and there's a teeny pocket in the top of the envelope where I can attach stud earrings.

I did learn one thing while I was making these. Never try to iron the stitching on clear vinyl! :)

Next I got busy adding some pockets to a sparkly pink dollar store cosmetic bag. My darling daughter gave me some purse organizers and I'm getting hooked on micro organization!