Have you thought about making mineral make-up or nail polish? Why not give it a try!

As I try to catch up on all the e-mail and comments, I thought I’d share a few pictures from my craft group this Thursday. I was thrilled to see that the mineral make-up group had almost as many boys as girls! (Hey, they have mothers and girlfriends, you know!) How to make a nail…...

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Thanks to everyone who donated!

A big, massive, huge, gigantic thank you to all of you who have donated to support to the free youth programs my husband run at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Chilliwack and Yarrow Community Hall in Yarrow, B.C. (in the Fraser Valley). I wanted to share a few pictures with you so you know what…...

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Woo! Brambleberry is carrying my e-books!

How fabulous is that? If you want to take a peek, you can find the Back to Basics e-book here, the Lotion Making 101 e-book here, and the Formulating Lotions & Creams e-book here. I’m so excited! Woo! Just so you know, every penny I raise from any source offering the e-books – Lotioncrafter, Voyageur…...

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Sponsored by readers like you: Christmas jewellery

Last night during How’s that Made in Chilliwack, we made some lovely Christmas jewellery! I think these are my favourite type of earrings! Visit a shop that sells Christmas decorations – make sure you get the small to medium sizes – put a jump ring in the top, add some earring hooks, and you have…...

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Sponsored by readers like you: Wrapped wire rings!

We had an amazing donation last year of over 200 spools of copper wire, so we had some serious fun on Thursday making wrapped wire rings! We’ve made a few things from this wire – we learned how to make our own eye pins and loops, as well as clover leaf loops back in May…...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We’re all about Christmas at craft group this week, and I thought I would share a picture or two of the wonderful beaded snowflakes from our Yarrow group! We are able to do crafts like this thanks to your generous support of our youth groups by donating for the e-books! (To learn more, click on…...

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I’m doing science and I’m still alive (redux)

I’m working on some new recipes and working with new ingredients, so bear with me as I get things ready for the blog! (I’m so excited about the Rita BTMS-225 at Voyageur! I’ll let you know how the experiments are going next week!) The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of youth programs and…...

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How’s that Made? photos – sponsored by readers like you!

I wanted to share pictures from some of the groups we’ve enjoyed recently as part of our Rated T for Teen youth programs. If you’ve never used henna to make temporary tattoos, I definitely recommend it! You can choose from traditional designs or allow the kids to draw what they want! Henna can last up…...

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No post today…look for something tomorrow!

It’s been a whirlwind week! I made candles with the pregnant and parenting teens on Thursday morning, and chocolate, sushi shaped beeswax candles, Shrinky Dinks, and Star Wars related snowflakes on Thursday night at the Christmas Extravaganza! Today we’re at girls only Rock Band (and Dance Central 2) at the library, so I haven’t had…...

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Sponsored by readers like you: Beaded snowflakes!

We’re not just about the cosmetic chemistry around here – we’re also about the beading. Last night my Chilliwack craft group created gorgeous Christmas jewellery, including these lovely beaded snowflakes! As you know, our youth programs are sponsored by readers like you. When you contribute to our groups by buying the Formulating & Creating Lotions…...

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