I’m sorry to have been so quiet of late on the blogging World. I seem to have lost my Blog mojo! BUT I think that I found it lurking in my craft bag!
Today I made a quick small project using Lush recycled cosmetic pots. I just love the thought of up cycling a recycled product!
The fabric came from my stash ( I actually bought it some time ago in Canada). I used a ” Brillo” soap pad but you could use wire wool if you prefer. It’s great to stuff a pin cushion with wire wool. Every time you put pins or needles the wire wool sharpens them and keeps rust at bay. The Brillo pad is easier to handle and cut into the required shape.
Cut a small cardboard disc on which to construct the cushion the size of inner part of pot lid.
Using this disc cut the Brillo pad to the same size.
Cut a slightly larger fabric disc. I used the teapot lid as a template.
Run a gathering thread around the fabric.
Place wire pad in the centre of fabric, the card board disc on top and gather the thread tightly to hold all in place.
I used Super Glue to stick the cushion onto the lid.
And voila! A dinky useful pin cushion with a storage place for bits and bobs!
I might decorate the bottom of the pot with paint or Washi tape but I am apt to over egg things! Happy days! Another mini project in my cruise Crafts stash bag.
Well it is a little late, just a little,but one of my lovely Christmas gifts was a gift box from Lush. I have a great selection of Lush boxes and or tins, collected over the past few years. I love these boxes but I REALLY love the contents
This year’s,lip salve,lip tint, Lushious box had the Twelve Days of Christmas theme and inside was divided into Twelve compartments. In theory, and if I’d had the time, it is designed to be a treat for each of the festive twelve days. In truth, life has just achieved a level of normality, and I can finally enjoy this treat to its full.
I have used nearly all of the shower gel called Lord of Missrule. It’s doesn’t fail as a gorgeous, soapy treat, lovely,Lush shower gel. The Hair conditioner has yet to be tested but smells delightful. There are lip tints and lip salves both well used. The box, which fastened with a luxurious ribbon also contained some divine soap, hand treatment and body lotion.
This gift didn’t fail to be an extreme Lush indulgence. All of the contents are fabulous and can’t fail to please. No wonder I’m a lovely Lush Granny!!
Hi it’s Lush Granny again!
Today I must tell you about a great Lush product that I have used a lot. (As you can see from the picture) The product is Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter.
Perfect for softening our hardest bits: knees, elbows, heels, brittle nails and cuticles finally get the attention they deserve. Lemony Flutter revives a traditional method of cream-making that even the Romans would recognise. A little goes a long way, and within just a few applications, those neglected areas will be rejuvenated and smelling delicious, just like lemon curd.
The above blurb is from the Lush Cometics web site but describes it perfectly. I like the bit about “The Romans” It is quite a thick cream but soon soaks in to the cuticles etc. I bought mine from Lush Chester and use it all the time.
Give it a go for gorgeousness!
I am am a self confessed fan of Lush Handmade Cosmetics http://www.lush.co.uk
Following a random poll of my friends it seems it’s a “Marmite” reaction to Lush shops, you either love it or hate it! Well I love it!
This Christmas they are offering a gift wrapping service using scarfs to wrap the chosen gift. This is “Knot-Wrap By Lush” a reusable fabric package in a Japanese style. Lush suggests wearing the fabric as a scarf or a belt, or do the traditional Japanese thing and kindly hand it back to be used again. The ultimate recycling . Personally I think that the scarves are too gorgeous to give back I will treasure mine!
I called into the Chester Lush shop to take these pictures. I also love their “Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter” a real treat for softening hard bits around nails. No wonder I have fabulous nails Ha! Ha!
Enjoy your Christmas wrapping wherever you are this year!