I was inspired to make these simply by the recent hot weather. Enjoy!
Makes four Icy Poles
1 cup of Lychee Juice (this will depend on the size of your icy pole moulds and how much fruit and petals you put in)
1/2 teaspoon of rosewater
Handful of red rose petals
– Icy poles moulds
In a jug mix the rosewater and lychee juice together. Place the rose petals and strawberries in your empty icy pole moulds, don’t be too fussy about this because they will change when you add the juice mix. Pour in the lychee and rosewater mix, the rose petals and strawberries will float to the top. To stop this happening add more fruit.
Put in icy pole sticks and place in the freezer until frozen.
Embroidery ring (Inside ring)
Assorted origami birds – I found out how to make these birds here, here and here.
Step One: Cut three pieces of embroidery thread, long enough to meet in the middle of the circle, about 25 cm (depending on the size of your embroidery ring.) This will be the top of the mobile where you hang it up.
Step Two: Work out the positioning of the origami birds – where you want them to hang.
Step Three: Measure how far you want the birds to hang down. Mine vary in length, the longest is about 25 cm.
Step Four: Attach birds to embroidery thread by making a small hole with your needle in their wings (somewhere the knot will be hidden.)
Heart shape cookie cutter
Step One: Take your white card and draw twelve hearts using a heart cookie cutter or something that will give you a heart shape.
Step Two: Cut out the hearts.
Step Three: Write on your hearts with the red marker. I used a typewriter font from my computer and traced it onto my hearts.
The words are: a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens, four colly birds, five golden rings, six geese-a-laying, seven swans-a-swimming, eight maids-a-milking, nine ladies dancing, ten lords-a-leaping, eleven pipers piping, twelve drummers drumming.
Step Four: To get the right length of string, lay out your twelve hearts on the floor and position how far apart you would like them. Measure your string and cut!
Step Five: Now tape the string to the back of the hearts and your done!
I decided to create this hair scrunchy because as well as wanting to wear it out and about I heard hair scrunchies are great to wear to bed. They are better than normal hair ties because they are not as tight and wont pull on your hair.
My hair is thick so I made the width of my scrunchy thick too. Depending on your hair type, it’s up to you how wide you want it. Make sure you add a centimeter or more of seam allowance.
Pin to hold the material in place and cut along the edge of the material.
Fold the material in half, inside-out, and pin before you sew so it doesn’t slip out of place.
Sew the pieces together one centimeter and a half in from the edge. Don’t forget to back stitch on both ends!
Turn the material back the right way around. Iron it so it’s flat.
Attach the safety pin to the end of the elastic.
Work out how tight/long you want your elastic.
Tie a double knot and cut off the excess.
Sew the gap closed with your needle and thread.
Style in a ponytail or bun.
This is a easy homemade mothers day present!
Half a cup of sea salt
Half a cup of sweet almond oil (or olive oil)
Half a teaspoon of lemon zest
Half a teaspoon of orange zest
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients making sure to not let any water touch them as it will dissolve the salt.
Pour mixture into a jar or airtight container.
Note: Apply scrub to body in the shower.
My Etsy shop Paper Daisy Day is now open!
In the shop are handmade paper bead bracelets. More handmade crafts and jewellery coming soon.