Category: For Mommy

{Mommy Craft} : Handprint Flower Apron

I have been meaning to make a new apron for a couple of months now. I am tired of my current tie-dyed one that the boys and I made a couple of summers ago.  However, I have had a hard time trying to decide what I wanted to do next.  So I decided that I would get it out and start decorating it.  No plan, just decorate it.

Well, it wasn’t long after I started, that my boys helped me come up with a plan.  The boys wanted me to trace their hands onto the apron so I did, since I didn’t have a plan anyway. Once I had all the boys’ hands traced onto the apron, I took a look at it and decided to turn the boys hands into flowers.

 handprintflowerapron

Here is the almost finished project.  I added the boy’s name to the stems after this picture was taken.

What fun ways have you decorated an apron?

{Mommy Craft} : Simple Scarf

I have always loved doing crafts. However, I have done very little crafting for me in the last 5 years.  Now that the boys are a little older and I can leave a few items out that I am working on I have decided to try to craft a little more.

Today I want to share a simple scarf that I knitted over the break.  I used a whole skien of worsted weight yarn and size US 19-15mm knitting needles.  Then I simply knit 20 stitches, turned and purl 20 stitches.  I am not even sure if this is the correct terminology.

 scarf

This is a greater started project because you can see all the stitches clearly and there is no complicated counting of stitches or anything.  I am all about simple, especially since this was the second time I have ever knitted anything.

What have you knitted?  I would love to hear about it since I am on a mission to find new ideas.  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Just another craft with the Cameron Clan!

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

For Christmas I gave a few people a wonderful smelling and tasting brown sugar and vanilla body scrub.  I have to warn you that this was my first time to make any homemade beauty product.  However, it was super easy, super cheap and super fun.  My husband was intrigued by the whole thing.

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

Brown Sugar & Vanilla Body Scrub

Ingredients:
2 Cups brown sugar
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 Cup Coconut oil
1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions:
1.  Mix brown sugar and granulated sugar until there are no lumps.
2.  Add coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix.  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so you may need to warm it a bit until it is soft.  (25 seconds in a microwave or set the jar in  bowl of hot water.)
3.  Put the mixture into a sealable glass jar.  I was able to fill two pint size jars with this mixture.

Adapted from Under the Table and Dreaming.

Easy Peasy!  I will be making more homemade beauty products in the future.

What homemade beauty products have you made?  I am on the lookout for new ideas.  Leave a comment and let me know!