Sunday, December 19, 2010

Homemade Crayons How To

1st, get a bucket of old crayons.
Thank you little 8 year olds for thinking that old crayons need to be rid of.

2nd, start peeling the crayons. Don't peel them when they are dry. It wasn't until after Jenna, Anna, and I had peeled 40 or so that I thought of a brilliant idea. Put the crayons in a bowl of warm water for 5 - 10 minutes, then try to peel. They come off much easier.

3rd, make a double boiler with a pot and tin can. Only put about an inch of water in the pot with the temperature on medium. Watch your crayons start to melt. Stir occasionally.

For the color, if you want a certain color, put the bulk of that crayon in when melting. For the green crayons, I did a mix of greens and blues. Like paint if you put black in and you want yellow, you probably won't get yellow. Makes sense right?

I thought it would be fun to do multi color, but it didn't work out. If you know how to do so, let a girl know.
4th, pour the melted crayons into a silicone mold or you can use a chocolate mold. Place in freezer (or outside if it is cold enough) for 5-10 minutes or until hardened.

Make sure it is hard enough. If it's too soft, the crayons will break apart when you take them out of the mold.
Ta-da, there's the finished product.

These are perfect for a Christmas gift for your little ones. In fact, I'm going to give these to my sweet Grade 2 kids.

Sunday, November 21, 2010



A sweet girl, Andrea taught me how to make these. I don't know if they are technically called Rosies, but they are for me.

  1. Material cut or ripped into strips, about a meter or long x 1 3/8 inch wide
  2. Jewels
  3. Tacky glue

1. Get your piece of material.
2. Tie a knot at the end. Cut off the extra material off the end of the knot.
3. Fold your fabric in half right side out as you wrap your fabric around the knot.
4. Wrap about 1/2 way around, then twist up. Wrap 1/2 way around and twist down. Wrap 1/2 way around and twist up and so on.

Make sure when your wrapping and twisting, you hold the rosie on the top and bottom. You can kind of see above.

Your rosie will hold better if you use tacky glue randomly to hold the fabric down as you wrap it around.
Use a coordinating felt color on the bottom, as well as a bobby pin. Use a glue gun to attach. I used big bobbies. If you want you can put a jewel in the middle of your rosie, as well.

I know this tutorial is not as good as it could be, but I wanted to post how darling, easy, and fun these are. If this makes any sense at all, go for it. If not google how to make flowers out of material....

Either way, happy creating!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I thought this was worthy for the first post....

The RUBY & OLIVE creation

People come into our lives for a reason

Look at this Canadian walkin' in late and dressed to the nines.

Who is this Righteous Rhonda tryin' to keep up with the times.

2nd semester, the tables were turned.

Found out she wasn't as bad, I finally learned.

Brown rocket dogs were our uniting point.

Teddy Grahams on the bus to Targee became our happening joint.

2 semesters later, roommates we would be,

a friendship of unconditional love

was starting to flow free

A group of Rockland boys came into the mix

THat group of boys changed our lives

at a place we once called RICKS.

Cody dropped off a present, a statue of 2 horses.

Which officially brought Ruby and Olive into full forces

My favorite color is olive green, so I’ll paint my horse asi

And I adore bright red, so ruby she will be

Hey Ruby is the name of MY great grandma that has passed away

And MY grandma’s name is OLIVE, this is crazy EH?

Together: And that’s when it started, the Olive & Ruby obsession

Pizza, eyebrows, endless exploring and loving girls in Chi-town

Then we became a trio with a girl who never ever makes us frown

With Plum we created and swam at dawn.

We made a great team once upon.

We had a huge back room at the cottage that became our haven

The green chair, pics, recipes – TOO many things we have been savin’

Loud Sarah you were named.

New York it is, I proclaimed

The boy who brought us together ended up stealing my heart

I’ll forever be grateful, you as a bride made me a part

As Elphaba says: “Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?”

Because I knew You…

Together: I have been changed for good.

More creations to come.