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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  llama momma on 12/14/2012, 1:00 pm

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  jillintx on 12/14/2012, 2:10 pm

daryl that is a terrific idea for Christmas gifts for your staff. I'm sure there will be plenty of laughter and "remember when" stories when you pass them out! (and if not, then you will be creating the "remember when" stories for future Christmases...LOL)

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  llama momma on 12/14/2012, 2:29 pm

[quote="daryl.weaver"]This was our (me and my daughter) first attempt at soap making. It was a good learning experience, and I'm sure we will improve.



Wow How Colorful! I must be hungry it reminds me of spumoni ice cream

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  daryl.weaver on 12/14/2012, 2:32 pm

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Wow How Colorful! I must be hungry it reminds me of spumoni ice cream

LOL, I said the same thing. She said "what is spumoni?" Sad thing is we've been to Italy twice!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  Triciasgarden on 12/15/2012, 8:37 pm

Those are sure some purty soaps! I think they would be even more special because they are homemade! When I saw these the other day, it made me remember how nice bar soaps are to use!

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Post  camprn on 12/15/2012, 8:56 pm

@Triciasgarden wrote:Those are sure some purty soaps! I think they would be even more special because they are homemade! When I saw these the other day, it made me remember how nice bar soaps are to use!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 12/15/2012, 10:08 pm

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@Triciasgarden wrote:Those are sure some purty soaps! I think they would be even more special because they are homemade! When I saw these the other day, it made me remember how nice bar soaps are to use!
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I guess it was just yesterday that I saw the picture of the soap posted. Is that the confusion Camprn?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 12/16/2012, 4:03 pm

Tricia, I don't know about what Camprn was wondering, but your comment made me wonder how long it's been since you used a bar of soap, and what are you using instead?
Is that wicked nosey or what?!? lol!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  Turan on 12/17/2012, 1:54 pm

I love the seed ball idea! I bought some seed cookies last year from some neighbor kids. Same idea. I gave them to my niece for her garden. I was not sure if the seed would grow if it had been wetted and then dryed, but at least something grew.

This year I am weaving wool pot holders.


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Post  jillintx on 12/17/2012, 5:42 pm

Beautiful potholders!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  Triciasgarden on 12/17/2012, 10:53 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Tricia, I don't know about what Camprn was wondering, but your comment made me wonder how long it's been since you used a bar of soap, and what are you using instead?
Is that wicked nosey or what?!? lol!

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rofl That's a good one on me! Boy am I slow!!! I was wondering what she meant for hours, lol! Does that go along with the comment about hippies not bathing! I am still laughing! Thanks for helping me out there CC! Liquid soap nosey person! lol!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  Triciasgarden on 12/18/2012, 6:25 pm

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This year I am weaving wool pot holders.

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Oh Turan, those are beautiful!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  cheyannarach on 12/20/2012, 11:27 am

@Triciasgarden wrote:
@CapeCoddess wrote:Tricia, I don't know about what Camprn was wondering, but your comment made me wonder how long it's been since you used a bar of soap, and what are you using instead?
Is that wicked nosey or what?!? lol!

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That's a good one on me! Boy am I slow!!! I was wondering what she meant for hours, lol! Does that go along with the comment about hippies not bathing! I am still laughing! Thanks for helping me out there CC! Liquid soap nosey person! lol!




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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  cheyannarach on 12/20/2012, 11:34 am

Turan, I love your pot holders! One if my fave homemade gifts are dish rags! Daryl I think your soaps are so pretty! Camprn I remembered from this morning how nice bars of soap are to use Razz.

I got my seed balls made last night with the kids, they sure had fun, now I am anxious to see if anything grows out of them. The kids helped me pick the seeds out to put in them and we used so marigolds, nasturtiums, garlic chives, strawberry spinach, alpine strawberrys, and a few of the cleome (I got from NYC Quilter, thanks again). I also made a child measuring board (I am having trouble with a name for it, lol) I will post a picture later so you can see what I am taking about!

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Re: Homemade Christmas

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 12/20/2012, 11:42 am

The local newspaper featured an article about a Christmas heirloom: a popcorn garland made by the family's grandmother in 1942. Says the kernels were popped in a cast iron pot without oil, so the garland has never turned rancid. It's stored off season in a tin that originally held potato chips, the lid sealed with masking tape. Now that's homemade! Nonna

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Post  cheyannarach on 12/20/2012, 11:55 am

That's awesome!

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Post  happyfrog on 12/20/2012, 3:35 pm

daryl - that soap is so pretty!!! would look really pretty in any bathroom! Smile

i love homemade vanilla extract! so awesome you make it too! so simple!! Smile i don't bother straining it - i love the seeds in the extract. adds a little extra flavor and color and yumminess (my opinion, of course). Smile whenever folks give me a home canned item, i return the mason jar filled with homemade aged vanilla. (my mama always said never return a borrowed dish empty).

those woolen items - omgosh, wish i could do that! i've tried over the years, but my little blessings have a tendency to find my projects and undo them quicker than i can do them. someday. . .

i only had time this year to make a custom sewn furby bag carrier for my daughter's gift - i didn't like the ready to buy stuff i saw - it wasn't washable and the fabric was white - not a good fit for my rough and tumble princess. (no pics - yet! - i made it late at night last week and put it in the furby box with the furby inside - peeking out the cutout for his?/her?/its? eyes - will get pics when the little princess opens it)

i do have on the cutting table fabrics for making new 'bookcases' for the children's beds - the ones that are there now - are getting to be about 4 years old and are starting to look worn from all the books stuffed in them - that and their color choices have changed. (i made the old ones multi tiered out of fabric and tied to the bedframe - very useful and space saving in our home) - will do it again, only larger as i saw how popular that turned out to be (also i used pvc pipe in the top for a support to keep the fabric firm and not saggy). i plan on also making some footboard storage tied on with fabric for the 3ds's the boys are getting and hookups for charging. just a matter of working on the project when they're asleep and not notcing what i'm up to. as a homeschool household that can be challenging at times. *gentle smile*

i did get a lot of baking done over the last month and will be putting together homemade cookie trays to give out as gifts. (i love that most cookie varieties can be baked and then deep frozen for later sharing).

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Post  cheyannarach on 12/22/2012, 1:54 pm

Holy cats batman! You are busy happyfrog! I am looking foward to the pictures!

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Update on the Christmas Soap

Post  daryl.weaver on 12/27/2012, 11:16 am

Seems it was a "smash" with the grands. The colors deepened over the two weeks since my first post, and my daughter wrapped each bar in ribbons inside white pastry boxes. It really was quite an attractive gift. As hoped, they really appreciated the time my daughter put into the gift as well as the (perceived) fact it was an inexpensive gift and she has limited funds as a college student. I hope each of you reading this had a great christmas.

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Post  cheyannarach on 12/28/2012, 12:47 am

Glad to hear Daryl! I had a great Christmas too! Thanks for the update!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 12/28/2012, 1:55 pm

I do love those soaps Daryl, so glad they were a hit! My Christmas was very nice also!

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