I haven’t been knitting as much lately. Winter has wreaked havoc on my hands, and there are days where knitting is painful to my dry hands. Because of that I’ve been exploring other creative outlets.
Last weekend I made bath bombs. I love bath bombs, but can’t bring myself to spend $5 on something that lasts 20 minutes. Money is literally going down the drain when you use a bath bomb. It turns out bath bombs are crazy easy to make. I had all of the ingredients in my house, so I didn’t even have to buy anything. 10 minutes after pulling up a recipe on Popular Science I was cleaning up as my 7 bath bombs dried. I will be making these again. Since making this batch I’ve purchased a big bag of citric acid and more essential oils on Amazon. I’m sticking with my silicone baby food container for now (there was a time when I thought I would be making all organic baby food for the kids, then I realized I need sleep), but I might upgrade the molds at some point.
On Sunday I had a chance to be creative in a way that was new to me. I went to a painting class for a friend’s birthday party. It was so much fun! They gave us canvases with a sketch of a fox and a butterfly on them, then walked us through how to paint them. I’m happy with how my painting turned out, and I hope to put it up in my craft room someday (when I have a house that isn’t a glorified tiny home).
There was a slushy boozy punch, which really helped the festive atmosphere and relaxed my perfectionism enough to allow me to paint.
Tomorrow the kids are spending the day with John’s parents. My plan is to sew a shirt. After my success with the Fen Dress (which I’m wearing today) I want to start another project. I cut out the pattern for the Fen shirt last night and plan to iron the fabric once it’s out of the wash. With any luck I’ll have a new shirt to show off tomorrow night.
I hope you are staying creative this winter! Do you have any crafts you love that you think I should try?