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Cruise craft prep

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I’ve been working hard prepping for my next crafty cruise which is just over two weeks away. This is a four week cruise so there has been a lot of work preparing all the craft projects. I think I’ve got an interesting mix of stitching, printing, up cycling and modelling. Today’s prep project involved Lush upcycled pots and pin cushions.

I did find time to walk the dog and enjoy the autumn sunshine

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Blogging Inspiration

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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.

Such a good time

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Each year a group of my girlfriends and I celebrate the Christmas season with a mini break. This year we did different. The different involved a train trip to Liverpool and afternoon tea in a hotel. The “tea” AKA Prosecco also involved a musical cabaret which was such fun! The place rocked! ( helped by the Prosecco)

We followed this with a spontaneous decision to go to the cinema to see the story of Queen called Bohemian Rhapsody. The place rocked! We had the best of “different” good times.

We had a sleep over in a hotel followed by a visit to The Liverpool Lush Spa. A BIG thank you to the spa ladies for providing a wonderful foot treatment and it’s true to say that all five of us were walking on air! Truly a “different” experience.

Phew! What a whirlwind weekend. What wonderful friends and what amazing “different”

Hello December

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Can you believe that December is with us again? Today being 1st December we can allow Christmas into our lives! Today we can play Christmas music, shop for gifts and even eat mince pies. Christmas should be banned until 1st December and then celebrated in all its glory. We can now buy a tree, decorate our homes and write Christmas cards.

I have a busy few days ahead with a trip to Liverpool with girl friends. We have ambitious plans with afternoon tea, cabaret, cocktails, spa massage and Prosecco. Oh and we might fit in a little Christmas shopping. All this and a hotel sleepover as well!

Christmas for Granny Lush

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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!!

 

Giving and Gifts

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I find it hard to believe that there are 73 children living in Chester and North Wales who will not be receiving Christmas presents this year. This is due to extenuating circumstances which has rendered them homeless or in shared housing. These are local children living in our communities.

Well now they will receive their gifts. This is due to a local new charity called Share, a local company called Dandys Topsoil and Turf and the generosity of local people.

Yesterday I took a car boot full of gifts and felt like Mother Christmas in a way I’ve not experienced before. I was only the courier ( OK I did give some gifts) but many were donated by Daughter’s colleagues at Lush Chester.

Just a small effort to make Christmas a little special for some children less fortunate than us.

Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

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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.
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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!

Lush Granny Strikes Again

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imageIn my capacity as a Lush Granny it is with great sadness that I have to report that my Charity pot of Gorgeous Facial Moisuriser is empty. I have scraped round and round the tin but there is no more! These charity pots from Lush are a great way to sample products or to take away with you. This Gorgeous Facial Moisturiser is a great product. It smells delicious, moisturises wonderfully and “does what it says on the tin!” Makes you Gorgeous!

On a quest for stronger, shinier, softer hair? Try this argan oil-packed, Rose Jam-scented bar. Argan oil is combined with glycerine to give your hair touchable softness and lustrous shine. From this solid foundation restorative rose absolute and oil balances the scalp making this bar particularly perfect for setting fair hair ablaze with brightness and strength.

The above quote is from the Lush website. Take a look at their new Oxford St store its fabulous.

I have had a few of these shampoo bars for when I am travelling. They act as a hair and body shampoo and last for ages. They can be a little difficult to get out of the tin but a piece of ribbon slipped under the bar makes it possible to flip it out. Failing that store them in the lid rather than the bottom of the tin! This works!

Walking with Wordsworth

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I had a FANTASTIC weekend! Did you?

I went to the Lake District,Cumbria with four girl friends. We’ve been weekending twice a year for eighteen years as a group. We’ve seen marriages, lovers, losses, divorce, grand children, tears, laughter, chocolate and much wine. I love them all and love our girly weekends.

This time we stayed in Keswick where we shopped in the rain.(always a shopping opportunity!) We walked along the shores of Derwentwater in sunshine and hail! We explored Grasmere discovering William Shakespeare’s grave -you know the guy! The poet of “wondering lonely as a cloud”

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth

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I took Lush bath bombs for my friends and I to have  super relaxing baths after hiking through the woods.

I enjoyed a yellow bath using a bomb called “Honey Bee”. Lush describe it as “sweet, soothing and cleansing” and it certainly was that. Yummmmmm. Such a treat.

Granny Lush

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Dearly beloved readers,

Lush Shampoo Bars are FANTASTIC! Because I am an intrepid traveller in my Campervan (AKA Damnvan1) I find these shampoo bars absolutely wonderful. They are sold as a shampoo product but also serve as a body shampoo. One product, multi use. I recommend that you buy the tin as well to prevent the bar getting soggy. I have been away for many weeks, shower and hair every day and the bar has lasted the whole time. Great value for money and perfect product.

These are my current two favourite bars.

Montalabano

This citrusy shampoo bar that promises serious shine. Green olives improve the tensile strength of hair whilst cleansing rosemary absolute, Sicilian lemon oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice make hair gleam from root to tip

Jason and the Argan Oil

On a quest for stronger, shinier, softer hair? Try this argan oil-packed, Rose Jam-scented bar. Argan oil is combined with glycerine to give your hair touchable softness and lustrous shine. From this solid foundation restorative rose absolute and oil balances the scalp making this bar particularly perfect for setting fair hair ablaze with brightness and strength.

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Try and enjoy!

love from Granny Lush xxx💃