Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Oh the weather outside isn’t frightful — it’s snowing, so it’s delightful! Sorry for the early morning bad rhyme, but I love the snow!But I can’t drive in it. I grew up in North Vancouver on top of a giant hill and my school was another another giant hill (oh, let’s be honest, North Vancouver…...

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Some neat stuff…

A few questions, a few links to tutorials…I’m too tired to think this morning. It’s Monday. It’s something like -8 outside and with the wind chill it feels like -20. I had the worst sleep last night — and I know someone will make the comment “Well, you had a long nap yesterday afternoon!” as…...

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Mineral make-up – Part 3 – Metallics and sheens

So you’ve got a base colour, why not try making another colour? Yeah, you’re addicted. I can see it on your face (the eyeshadow, that is…) It’s the holiday season, so let’s have some fun with metallics! Metallics are all about shine, so you’re going to use your mica as the primary colourant in these…...

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Handmade Christmas presents – pet tags!

Shrinky dinks have an awesome name (feel free to giggle right about…now) and are fantastic for making jewellery. Why not make your favourite pet an adorable, personalized tag for the holidays? SUPPLIESShrinky dinks — you can go for white, coloured, or frosted. (We usually use frosted in our group because you get 10 sheets for…...

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Off topic: Heaviest potato in the world

A Lebanese man finds the largest potato in the world. Ha! I found it in 2002 at the World Potato Expo in Blackfoot, Idaho. Look at the size of the thing! That guy’s holding one…I was STANDING next to one. Think about how much butter and sour cream that thing’s gonna need, and don’t get…...

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Handmade Christmas presents – love your pets!

When you’re handing out the prezzies, don’t forget about your pets! Every year we make sure we wrap some jerky or a toy for our furry baby, and she’s always pleased with her present (which she promptly eats or chews to death). So here are a few ideas for keeping your favourite pet happy for…...

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Mineral make-up: Part 2, creating your first eye shadow

It’s an exciting day, yes indeed! You are going to make your first eye shadow! Let’s make a base colour! SUPPLIESBase – we made this yesterday, so make sure you have at least the basic batch size available. Colours – micas and iron oxides!BaggiesLittle scoops – get these at Suds & Scents or Voyageur (they…...

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Mineral make-up – Introduction, part 1

To those of you who followed a link from Tutorializer or another blog to get here, welcome! This is only the first post on mineral make-up – I think there’s something like 92 posts on the topic on the blog (click here to see them) with many ideas for various things like eye shadow, foundation,…...

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Handmade Christmas presents – matchbook books!

Make some cute matchbook books to share with your family. Perfect for stocking stuffers or the person on the go who wants to make notes as they run around town! Use up your bits of paper or small stickers for this project! In short, they’re awesome! TEMPLATE – You can make this template as large…...

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Handmade Christmas presents – gift tags

The icing on the proverbial present cake is always the gift tag. (Ever better when my name is in the “to” section!) So here are a few links to get you started on making your own holiday themed tags. If you want to make your own, check out these templates from Jersgirl’s site…Square cornered tagsScalloped…...

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