Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Journey to DIY Handmade Skin Care | I Can Craft That

I am going to do something very scary. 

I am going to  put an untouched photo of me up for the whole world to see. 

A photo I let my husband take none the less... 

Why? Why would I do this to myself and the world?

Because I am starting a new skin regime of products I made myself out of all natural home made products. I need an honest before and after to go along the way. 

So what am I doing? What am I using on my face, hair, and body? That is all to come. Next week I am going to post a homemade deodorant recipe, and in a few weeks Ill tell you how well it works. Week after Ill post my face oil and cleansing regime, hair care experiments etc. 

OK are your ready for it? My scary totally untouched no makeup, messy hair photo? 

You asked for it... 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Best Homemade Lemon Aid | I Can Craft That

I love lemon aid. A lot. Like a whole bunch. I often find thought store bought ones are either so sweet they make my teeth hurt or so sour I want to cry. So I decided to make a bunch of my own for Evelyn birthday party. I got a Case. Yes a CASE of lemons and started squeezing.... and squeezing and squeezing and roped my husband in squeezing. 

I stored the extra in water bottles in the freezer because there was so much. 

I then made a simple syrup. 1 Cup water to 1 Cup sugar heated by boiling until all the sugar is melted.

Lemon Aid:
3/4 Cup Simple Syrup
1 Cup Lemon Juice
3 Cups Cold Water (or more depending on preference)

Tips for Squeezing Lemons

First off to loosen the juices squish and roll the lemon. it helps release the most amount of juice. 

Next Slice the lemons in half and using a lemon juicer squeeze. You can use a hand juicer if you wish but I prefer to use one with a collection bin underneath so I could filter out the pulp a bit.

I too all the juices and the pulp and put it through a hand strainer and pressed the pulp with a spatula to get the most amount of liquid out.

This is a very very small portion of the lemons I used. We had the freshest smelling organics green bin in town I tell ya.

The end product is absolutely delicious.

So go on get your juicing on and enjoy a delicious summer drink. Let me know how you like it! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Now in Stores!

Exciting news for I Can Craft That. A local store, Carousel Kids, agreed to sell my mobile kits in their store. Carousel is a great store in Waterdown ON, that sells genitally used kids clothes and toys as well as some high quality new toys and accessories.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Justice League of America is here!

Spent the last couple days filling customer orders and coming up with some new confetti. I rounded out my Justice League of America Set with Wonder Woman (finally) and redesigned the Flash logo to a more modern one. I also made Hawkgirl/Hawkman for a client and listed that in the shop as well. Honestly I did not know there was such a character as Hawkman or Hawkgirl but there is! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Iced Shortbread Easter Cookies

Once Again I am turning to the amazing Sweetopia and her great Shortbread Cookie Recipe and Royal Icing Recipe. I highly suggest your peruse the site to learn all you need to know about cookie decorating, recipes etc.  

I made these great rabbit and Easter egg cookies and they were SO delicious. Marian generally does cookies over 5 days (yes it time consuming and yes they taste fresh and delicous) but sometimes does a 3 day. I did the 3 day method. Both methods are explained here.

I made these simple white bunnies. Some had sugar sprinkle tails some had piped dots. I think I was partial to the dots but the sugar was easier.