Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Essential Oils 101 Online Class!

Hey everyone! I am offering an Essential Oils 101 Online Class on September 19th at 2pm Central Standard Time!  Join the event page here on Facebook!  Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Auntie Duty

This morning I am pulling Auntie duty!  I went on a walk with my niece, nephew, and dog.  The walk was just enough to get my nephew to fall asleep.  My niece and I are now watching Beauty and the Beast in my craft room. She's snuggled right next to me, close to falling asleep.  She isn't too happy that she has to go back to school tomorrow. I told her she might see me though, since I'm subbing tomorrow.  My other nephew is at school, he is liking 3rd grade so far.  Which is awesome! He's been so relaxed so far. Good job, buddy!

I have my water all made up for the day: a mix of orange, lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, and peppermint essential oils.  It is a great mix and a great support to my weight loss! I will be writing an entry all about it soon.  Again, if you are interested in Essential Oils, don't hesitate to email me and I will get you all set up!

I hear the squeaks of the baby waking up, so I'm off! Enjoy your day folks!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

School starts tomorrow

Well, the school year start up again tomorrow. This year I will be substituting as a paraprofessional instead of working full time. I will also be working full time at my group home.  The hope is that this will give me enough time to work on all my craft orders. I'm hoping to use the money I earn subbing to put into my savings account so I can buy a house!  Then I can really create the work space of my dreams for crafting!  Plus I will be able to see my niece and nephew everyday!

Plastic Canvas Patterns

Here are some more plastic canvas patterns! Enjoy!

Lip Balm Tutorial Time!!!!

Hi everyone!  Today I made up some lip balm, and thought I'd share the process!  Let's get right into it!

What you'll need:
-A double boiler or similar (I use a regular old pot and a pyrex bowl dedicated solely to wax projects)

-Lip Balm tubes (I use these from Amazon)

-A pipette (Got mine here)

-Beeswax (I got mine locally, but you can buy it on Amazon. I melted my block first and separated it into 2 tblsp mini-blocks) About 2 tablespoons

-Organic Virgin Coconut Oil  3 tablespoons

-Shea Butter 3 tablespoons

-Sweet Almond Oil  Just a little smidge, I just poured a little in. 

-Essential Oils **Use only Theraputic Grade Essential Oils**  I recommend Young Living Essential Oils. I happen to be an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, so I can hook you up with some great oils! 20 drops

Step 1: Gather your Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and Essential Oils

Step 2: Get your double boiler going! As you can see I use a regular pot, put in some water, and place my bowl on top.  I used Medium heat on the burner

Step 3: Melt your stuff! DON'T add in the essential oil yet.

Step 4: Add in 20 drops of your oil. I used "Joy."  If using more than one oil, use 20 drop TOTAL, so split it up!

Step 5: Stir, Stir Stir! I use a spare chopstick.

Step 5: Using your pipette, suck up some of the liquid and squirt it into your empty lip balm tube. Fill as close to the top as you can.

Step 6: As the lip balm cools and solidifies, it will contract down, so save some to top off the cooled ones.  Allow to cool for a least 20 minutes before placing the caps.

And there you have it!  Enjoy!

If interested in ordering Young Living Essential Oils, comment or email me here. If emailing, please put Essential Oils as the subject. Thank you!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rearranging Day

Today I decided to rearrange my craft space. Quite the undertaking. I have so much stuff!  I need to make room for my BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE! I'm very excited. I purchased a Brother SQ9185 and cannot wait to try it out.  I'm going to be attempting to make a small quilt square, which will probably turn into a cat bed.

I've had lots of help from my mom and my dog. Haha.  While I was moving the recliner, the cat decided to hop on and go for a ride.

My brother is being awesome and is going to make me an A-frame little cart with some peg board to put my yarn on! Hurray for brothers!  I will share a photo when that is all done later this week.

I have a few orders to catch up on, and then will make some plastic canvas wall hangings for my niece and nephew: Belle from Beauty and the Beast for my niece, and Sponge Bob for my nephew.

I also have a couple baby items to finish up for my brand new nephew! He was born last Thursday and is adorable and perfect!

I better get back to work, so enjoy your day, folks!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Free Plastic Canvas Patterns!

Here are a few more patterns I've done! Enjoy!

Time flies...

Time sure flies by in a jiffy.  It's already June 11th, and I feel like it was just yesterday when I posted last.

I'm still working on getting my website all set up, I'm getting close!

I'm currently pricing out different sewing machines as my cheapy has decided to break, and I really don't feel it is worth fixing.  I'm looking into getting a sewing/embroidery machine, and have one picked out! Just waiting for pay day!

The organizing of my craft room is slow. I just don't know where to begin! I was planning on making part of my basement the new craft area, but now I'm leaning away from that.  I just need to sit and organize!

What I'm working on right now: knitting a baby blanket for my nephew who will be born in the next few days.  I can't wait to meet him!

Find Kelly's Kraftwerk on Facebook and give me a like, I'm going to be giving away a coupon for 10% off anything!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Long time, no post!

I completely forgot I had this blog! I'm so bad.  What can I say, life gets in the way.

Quick life update since my last post: I had my gallbladder removed, and then a year later had adhesions clipped in my abdomen from the gallbladder surgery. Fun times.

I now work as a para at one of my local schools, and am counting the days until school is done! June 3rd can't come fast enough!  I am still working at my group home. I wish it paid more, then I'd just do that.

I'm working on a Mario granny square blanket for my sister, who is expecting! That little nugget will join us next month.

I'm working on getting an Etsy account set up. There is more internet traffic there compared to zibbet.  I will update when that process is done.

I've gotten into using essential oils, and I love them!  I'm going to be making my first batch of lip balm tomorrow.  I've made lotions, and I just love it.  I would love to become an aromatherapist someday! They truly are amazing.

That's all for now, but I will leave you with a cat tax: