Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas 2011 Handcrafted Gift Wrap-Up 2

I got this idea from From Nature with Love: Homemade Lip Balm - made from coconut oil, beeswax, Vitamin E and strawberry flavor oil.  I used an old tube of lipstick to add color to some of them.

I gave these to all the women on my list, plus my son, who is constantly suffering with chapped lips... he got one of the uncolored ones.

I got this idea from Show, Tell, Share: Bleach Pen T-shirt - I used a stylized lotus design.  I found a design I liked on a tattoo website.  I wanted something in all black since the bleach design would be all one color.  I just free-handed the design onto the shirt using the bleach pen.  Let it sit for about 10 minutes then wash it.

I gave this to my mother-in-law, who is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine.  The lotus is one of her favorite images.

I got this idea from one of my FAVORITE blogs, Frugal Family Fun Blog: DIY Travel Play Kitchen.  My daughter circled nearly every play kitchen in the toy catalog she marked up for her Christmas wish list.  We just don't have room in our too-small house for a whole play kitchen set.  This one fits over a fold-away tray table so it can be put away when not in use.  I got lots of kitchen utensils from friends and Risa's best friend gave her a set of toy food.  This cost me $4 for the felt top piece and the sticky felt to make the "burners".  The red fleece was a blanket that my mother-in-law gave me.  

Obviously, I gave this to my daughter.  


  1. That play stove is so cute! Love it. That lotus shirt turned out great too.

  2. My MIL loves the lotus design so much, she's taking the shirt to the graphic artist who is working on designing a company logo for her. LOL! Guess I picked a good one.

    Risa is really enjoying her kitchen... we've all been "well fed" since its arrival. Though it CAN be packed away, it hasn't been yet because it's been involved in daily play.