Friday, March 09, 2007

Loco Lotion

First off, I want to thank everyone who left comments about my auditioned silk piece. I knew that the background wasn't right, but I just couldn't figure out why....and it was the busy-ness of it all. So, I've got silks in the dye pots and hopefully by tomorrow, I'll have something to show you!

After puttering in my sewing room for a couple of hours last night, I got down to business and made some lotion. What fun!! Vicki Welsh, a new cyber friend who is also taking the silk fusion class from Sue Bleiweiss, shared her lotion recipe on her blog. I have a terrible time with dry skin and excema, so I thought that it wouldn't hurt to give it a try. Vicki was very convincing, saying it only takes her 20-30 minutes from start to, at 9:30 last night my kitchen became a lotion factory:

I had received my necessary ingredients order from Majestic Mountain Sage and was eagerly anticipating the end product. I'm going to link you directly to Vicki's instructions, since there's no sense in my reinventing the wheel here. I do want to reiterate the part about using caution when heating up the liquids because they get so hot and can burn you!! I was ok until I turned on the blender and the top came loose! Just a tad bit hot, but you know what? the lotion felt so soothing on my hands that I really didn't care! Actually, I didn't get burned, but after reading Vicki's caution, I was a bit stunned when the top came loose. I had had the beginnings of a rather large and painful new crack on my right thumb when I went to bed last night, but after two applications of the lotion/hand cream (I made it thick) it is going away and doesn't even hurt anymore!

So I'm off to get busy. Hope you have a great day too!

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

Yeah!! Oh, I'm so glad the lotion worked out! Isn't it just wonderful? I have had the bender top blow off on me from time to time too and the result can be painful!