In celebration of SPRING I gave myself a pedicure and painted the toenails for the first time since last fall. Hey-- I figure no ones seeing the toes in the winter so why bother???
A nice bright red!! Hey--I should link up for Rednesday!
I made some sugar scrub to get all that old dead skin off. Here's the recipe-it's SUPER easy and feels oh-so-wonderful!!
Cool Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil (you can also use almond oil)
Several drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all of this together and store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Just scoop a bit out and rub all over your feet. The coolness and the peppermint soothe tired achy feet!!
Omit the peppermint oil and add 4-5 tablespoons coffee grounds for a scrub for stinky feet. coffee neutralizes odors.
You an also add 1/4cup honey instead of the peppermint oil.
Add 1/4 ivory dish liquid to the sugar and oil for a soapy scrub.
Substitute 1 cup sea salt for the sugar for a salt scrub.
Aside from pampering my tootsies, I've finished a couple of projects. I've been wanting to do something on a canvas and was inspired by Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers. I also made some cards which I'll share in another post.
I decoupaged some pages from an old interest calculations book on the canvas and then colored it with dye inks-teal, aqua and brown. I used my Tim Holtz gear stencils with brown ink for the gear images. I put some vintage black lace down one side and a lace and flower petal border along the bottom. I rolled up a couple of pages from a vintage engineering booklet and secured them with a leather buckle I got off a wool skirt I salvaged for rug hooking. The woman is from the Steampunk papers--I omitted the wings she had and made my own from copper. You can't see the embossing I did very well. I die cut some gears (Tim Holtz) with my Sizzix from the Steampunk papers and adhered them on the bottom of the woman. I embellished the lower left gear stencil with an old washer. I put an old key with vintage ribbon in the woman's hand and stamped progress on a piece of paper. The bird image in the upper right corner was a happy accident!! I was searching through my stash box and laid it there while I was looking for something else. I liked it so much I left it!! I embellished her hat with a paper rose and found a small vintage looking charm that worked PERFECTLY for her necklace.
Close-up view!! This is now in my work office causing lot's of conversation.
Baby card I made for our supervisor from vintage cards. It's #9! for him and the second boy!!
ADORABLE card I found at the thrift store!! I love the polka-dots!! This is the second one I've found with the same kitten & puppy.
Hope everyone is having a reasonably SANE week!! Thanks for stopping by!!