“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes”

I made a miniature felted rose under a glass dome! This is part two in my “Little Prince” series. The sickly sheep is here.

If you remember the book, the rose demands that the little prince place her under a glass dome every night to protect her from drafts.
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I gave this to a close friend as a present 🙂

Handmade Shea Butter Hand Balm

I made an ointment for the first time! This was for my battered hands.

Ingredients: beeswax, unrefined shea butter, grape seed and pomegranate seed oil, lavender and rosewood essential oils.

I put too little beeswax and too much carrier oil so it ended being really soft.  Works well except for being rather greasy so I use it before bed. Will put more beeswax and less oil next time. I don’t really like the smell of rosewood but am trying to use it up. Despite all the essential oils I put in it, the smoky, nutty smell of the shea butter was still quite strong.

Am wondering if I could use this to polish wood…

I poked it as it was setting in the refrigerator, That’s why you see a smudge..Ughh

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Spunky Eclectic Falkland in the “Autumn” Colorway

Last month’s 4 oz. Falklands handpaint has finally been plied and finished! If you remember, it originally looked like this:

Handpainted Braid

Spinning in progress:
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This braid had a melange of colors and I tried to separate the main colors but there was some blending and muddiness because of the way it was dyed. I then chain-plied everything. This was my first attempt at chain-plying.
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