Tag Archives: green

Adoraboots!

10 Feb

I figured it was high time I get going on a few projects for my own little baby (bless his fire-breathing, gestating little heart), so I got started with these:

...because every newborn needs rain boots...

 

Aren’t they cute?  Husband’s decided the baby’s color ought to be green (which I’m totally on board with, since green is my favorite color), so I made these awesome little things in two colors:  the body is dark green & the details are from a hand-dyed green & gold yarn which I got at this awesome shop, and which I’ve been saving for over a year now for *just* the right project.  (I think a tiny son counts as the right project).  *grin*

 

 

I loved the pattern for these little guys EVEN MORE than I loved the apple bean bag one, which means you can visit my Etsy shop today & order a pair for the tiny son (or daughter, or niece, or nephew…) in your life!  Hooray!

Stale Coffee + Melty Crayons

25 Jun

+ those teeny canning jars that jelly comes in and that are too small to reuse for anything useful =

COFFEE CANDLES! HOORAY! (btw- do I say ‘hooray’ too much, do you think?  hmmm…) Anyway.

I ground up my stale coffee, poured some in the bottom of a jar, & used it to stabilize the wick.

It's very scientific. I used about *that* much.

Then, because I am so crafty and full of awesome, I melted down some icky crayon bits I forgot to take out of my trunk during that heat spell we had a bit ago and poured them into the jar. I am so smart!

Some of the coffee grinds floated to the top. Groovy.

It's a green candle! (see what I did there?)

And… VOILA! A coffee scented candle! Hoor…uhm… I mean… Yeah, it was okay.

I had some stale coffee left, so I just put it into another one of the jars and hid it under the shoe rack by our front door.  It’s really nice to smell something other than feet when you get home. =)

How do you use up stale coffee?