MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

More for 'the box'...



I've been toying with the thought of making soap for several years and this became the year.  The picture isn't very clear (sorry!) but I was trying to show how I packaged them.  Melt & Pour soap (purchased from HERE), some done in a feminine scent and some in a masculine....wrapped in light-weight brown paper....added a colored band made from scrapbook paper....a label (from Avery, printed on my computer) and the whole thing encased in little cellophane bags.  They smell so nice!!  


- The amazing Stephanie of 'The Enchanting Rose' has a lovely little series happening on her blog involving making yo-yo's and some wonderful things you can do with them.  The first post is making a really pretty garland and you can find that HERE.  She is doing 6 different projects and if you continue to check back you will see what else she creates.

- HERE is a really pretty way to combine fabric and crochet to make a quilt.  The pattern isn't available, but she does give links to find how to make it yourself.  There's another version (with tutorial) HERE.  I love the Victorian look as shown, but also wonder what it would be like done with denim?

- THIS is a great way to keep your yarns from tangling.  There are more great ideas HERE.

- One (or several) of these would make a really nice gift.

- THIS is one of those really cute things that would be fun to make - and not a calorie to it either!

- THESE would make great little stocking stuffers.

Today I have another quote from an anonymous source...."A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.  A friend is someone we treasure, for friendship is a gift.  A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy and grace.  A friend makes the world we live in a better and happier place."





12 comments:

Vicki W said...

Thiose are lovely! My soap just gets delivered in brown paper bags! 😂

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I like the way you packaged the soap - very professional looking. I sure liked the yarn storage link - interesting.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The packaging you selected for your soap is lovely. More nice gifts for The Box. I have a pattern for making a crochet and fabric blanket that I may do someday. I love the look, though the one I saved is not as delicate as the ones you have shared. You always have great links.
xx, Carol

Deepa said...

The packaging is wow!! Looks very professional. I admire your resourcefulness.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Your soaps look so pretty - love the way you wrapped them. Isn't Stephanie so talented? I've been looking at her yo-yo series - amazing what she comes up with. Those nesting baskets are so pretty and definitely would make a fun gift in themselves OR to use as a gift basket. Lots of great links and ideas!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you for visiting today - yes its been way too long MA!
I've missed you all too.
Your soaps look beautiful - well done! They will make great gifts.
Shane x

crazyQstitcher said...

The soap packaging is super and will delight any recipient..and that's before they find the soap.
Great tips today.

Createology said...

I am totally enjoying catching up on your happenings and sharings. Love how your soap bars turned out and the packaging is just right. Excellent quote and truly conveys the value of a true friend. Creative Bliss Dear...<3

Janie said...

I agree your soap packaging is attractive.
The yo yo garland is a beautiful idea for decorating
a Christmas tree, thanks for the tips.

Kim said...

It those soaps smell as divine as they are packaged.......well......it must be amazing!

Renee said...

Your soaps are such a fun gift idea! Thank you for the link. The other links you shared are all fun ideas, too!

Anonymous said...

Way to create! I made lye soap for years. It was great for Noofy's poison ivy!
Sue