Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Relaxing Break

I'll be back tomorrow to draw winners for the giveaway (better get your comment in!) then I'll be having a bit of a blog break for a week or two. School is out now for our summer break so I'm going to try (should be interesting) to have a couple of weeks break from the internetz while we are busy over Christmas , enjoying trips to the beach and spending time with family.

Before I go I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday. Thank you very much for stopping by and visiting here. I do appreciate all the support and wonderful comments, although I can't always respond individually, I do read each and every one and have very much enjoyed finding so many wonderful blogs to fill my reader this year. I never realised starting a knitting blog would open up such a huge world of inspiration and friendship! Thank you all and Meri Kirihimete xx

The past few days have been busy with all the extra things one crams into this time of year and I've been very busy finishing off the last of the gift knitting. The blanket won't get finished but I'm on track for everything else (yay!).

For my aunt I decided to make something not knitting. This is an idea I blatantly stole from Abi's blog (Thank you!).

Relaxing Rose Bath Salts

Bath Salts

I also had a look through a few recipes for bath salts here and ended up making a mixture born by melding a few recipes together.

1 packet (500g) of epsom salts
Cornflour and Baking Soda - a few tablespoons of each
Essential Oils (amounts as per the notes Abi left in her comments) - half "Relaxing" blend and half Peppermint oil (from my yarn swap)

Mixed well and poured into a glass jar - leave a space at the top of the jar and top with dried rose petals....the kids and I tried it out and it was very nice, just the right amount of scent. I hope she'll enjoy it.

I bought an extra bag of epsom salts to make some for me! A kid free relaxing bath sounds just the ticket for recovering from the Christmas rush don't you think?


MrPuffy said...

Enjoy your break and time with the family celebrating!

I think a relaxing bath is just the ticket!

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Gabes!

Jo's Place said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family too Gabes :)

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

enjoy your break :)

safe travels around the place :)

Merry Christmas hope its a nice one