Crafts and Homemade Gifts

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1 Amy Collett November 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hi! I was wondering if you have any recipes for making homemade soap. I would like to start making this for Christmas gifts and for ourselves. I would love it to be organic. We have a store where I can get organic essentia oils but I would have to order the other stuff online. Any ideas?

Thank you so much for this website. I use it all the time. Thank you for your hard work. :) Amy

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2 Patricia December 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I just made the Cookie Mix Jar today for someone!
I embroidered a flour sack and bought an old wooden rolling pin to include instead of cookie cutters…but it’s what i found at the moment!
Love homemade gifts! Thanks for the list!

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3 KATHLEEN Anderson October 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I am interested in making soap bars also and would like a HOW TO. Thank you for considering it.

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4 Michelle Aguilar January 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

i love ur stuff do u crochet blanket are baby blanket anything have do with crochet stuff. u can e-mail. me please thanks u by Michelle Aguilar

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5 Merissa January 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

Right now the only crochet tutorial we have on the site is for Crocheted Dish Cloths.

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6 Erin Finley February 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I found your blog through Pinterest and was quite intrigued to check your site out. Before pregnancy, I was always wanting to spend, spend, spend and didn’t care on what or how much. Once I got pregnant (and lost my job because of it), my ways of thinking changed TREMENDOUSLY! Not just because we were now down to one income, but also because that stuff just wasn’t important to me anymore. Somehow, I went from fancy to wanting to live a way more simplified life. I would tell my friend that I wanted to live like Little House on the Prairie. Can you imagine how I felt when I saw your blog right now? My daughter is now 5 months old and I still am looking for more and more ways to save, save, save! I am so glad I came across your blog!

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7 Merissa February 3, 2014 at 7:08 am

I’m glad you found the blog too! Welcome!

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8 Nikky February 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm

My Mom received a potato warmer/cooker for the microwave a couple years ago. They come out great. Not shriveled or hard in spots. I would like to make some. Do you know how?

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9 Merissa February 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I do, I’ve been working on a post but just haven’t gotten it up yet :)

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10 Phyllis March 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

Hello” I made your lotion bars and purchased the beeswax and Shea butter from Amazon. Both ingredients have a very strong smell almost as if they were rancid. The addition of the coconut oil didn’t go far enough to masking the unpleasant odors and my kids were unhappy about the odor as well. Never having purchased those ingredients before I was hoping you could tell me if these strong odors are normal for these ingredients or if I should return them to amazon for a refund. I love the concept of making the lotion bars in the deodorant tubes. Thanks for all of your great ideas.

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11 Merissa March 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

It’s hard to say without actually smelling them myself. Both beeswax and shea butter smell a little different but they shouldn’t smell rancid. They will be stronger than the coconut oil scent though, that’s normal.

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12 mona November 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I also came across ur blog at Pinterest..really found it interesting…i wonder if this will work in my home country India as well…presently i m travelling …and i m in USA …I am keen to b in touch even after reaching India…Thanx for all the things I want to try out after reaching home…

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