07 May 2009

My Creative Space



Not much creating has been going on this week really. I've been feeling really tired and drained from all the very cold weather we've been having in Melbourne. So it's kind of taking it out of me. I'm hoping to get stacks done this weekend though. I still haven't really worn in the new space, so hopefully I'll be able to make some good stuff. I have been working on one secret project for the package I'm sending over to CurlyPops though!





Anyway, I've just been reading this new amazing book that I got on Monday. It's all handwritten and drawn because some of the content was originally published as a zine.

There's 3 chapters, the first covers making your own first aid from essential oils and fresh or dried herbs. Things like salves, oil infusions and tincturns. Which I have learned are a little liquid that your drip into your morning juice or water for internal health. There's a section for everything that ails you, headaches, insect bites and skin irritations. Chapter 2 is all about cleaners. Things like laundry detergent, floor cleaner, shampoo and making your own skin care products like cleanser and toner. The third chapter is some fantastic instructions on making your own garden, from soil condition to what things go well planted together.


Today I'm going to start ordering some things online to start making. Beeswax, catile soap and essential oils seem like a good start. I'll let you know how everything goes, and I'll probably do a review on the laundry detergent and skin care parts!

Kirst, I brought the book to BrownOwls last night to show you because I think it's right up your alley. But obviously you weren't there. I'll bring it next time we're at the same place!

Head over to Kootoyoo for more creative spaces, also you can probably learn alot from Raleigh Briggs website. Enjoy!

-Jemma



17 comments:

handmaiden said...

Oh, that will keep you very busy during the cold winter days....

M* (Melanie) said...

Sounds like a great project. Can't wait to read your reviews and find out how they all go.

Angie said...

That book looks great, a few home made salves at our place would be great considering how convinced my children are that "cream" fixes everything!

edward and lilly said...

Oh wow, what an amazing book!

Kirsty said...

The book looks wonderful!

littlelovelies said...

that looks like a great book - i love that it's all hand written and illustrated!
x nadine
little lovelies

Michelle said...

Looks like a great book. Hope you enjoy experimenting.

The Crafty Librarian said...

I look forward to using some of these magic potions that you are going to make!

Leslie said...

I love the book. It looks fantastic!

midge said...

good luck with the alchemy projects. looks like a good book

Kate Bruning said...

What a pretty book. You don't even have to read it to enjoy it... not that there is anything wrong with reading.

Cassandra Allen said...

ooh this book you've got sounds interesting. Keep us up to date with your experiments pleeease.

Lucy Bowler said...

That looks fantastic. Look forward to hearing posts about your success!

Maureen said...

Looks like a very interesting book. Good for you to actually start making the things. I tend to read it, think oh what a good idea, and then forget about it! lol

ArtMind said...

The book looks amazing! Happy weekend & creating! :)

Linda said...

such a wonderful book!!! I love the handwritten format and drawings!! I must search it out I think!!!

messyfish said...

I have gotten my latest batch of essential oils from my organic produce home deliverer (but I am in Sydney...so no use to you) But try the healthfood shops. Our local one has a good brand that I like.."the oil garden'. Then there is always Jurlique. Its australian and organic I think (from major dept stores). Good luck with it all. I love your blog!

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