Skimbaco Projects

I promised you the low down on our projects during our morning at Katja’s and so I’ll deliver!!

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Some of the projects are so simple and yet so awesome!  I have a hard time picking my favourites.  Katja was kind enough to provide us with all the supplies we needed to make at least one of each, if not multiples.  I tucked some away to use as gifts, but I did keep a few for myself, too.

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This very simple wrap bracelet is a cinch to make, easy to wear as either a bracelet or a necklace!  I made two but I’m thinking the girls would love to make these for their friends, too, they’d make a great gift for girls or girls at heart!

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I’m loving my new keychain!!  Again, a simple project but it’s so fabulous!!  Change up the colour of beads, change the leather strap and you can make it a personal gift to give to someone.

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The felted wool trees make a great little extra to tuck into a gift or to give someone who you want to do something for but are maybe at a loss as to what to give them.  You can make trees or ornaments with the felted wool, the nice thing is that they are no-sew once the wool has been felted!  Also, a great way to recycle wool sweaters that may have gone out of style or found their way into the dryer before you had intended them to! { You can see a green one in the top photo…apparently I didn’t take many pictures of them }

Now we get into the bath products!  I can’t even get over how simple these were to whip up!  Sugar scrub, bath salts and room spray…a few basic ingredients and you’re off to the races!  It was fun to learn about the essentials oils and the different combinations people used to make their festive scents.  I have used essential oils before, but without much thought as to the actual benefits and not just their smell.  Katja did a great job explaining it all out to those of us who didn’t have much experience with them. If you want to learn more about the oils we used, click HERE.

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And the food…..oh the food!!!  Katja showed us the most simple treats to make with puff pastry and Toblerone bars or prune jelly.  They look like a million bucks with the sprinkling of icing sugar.  I think I need to do that more….oh, this cake looks like crap, I’ll just sprinkle some icing sugar on it. Oh, these cookies are boring, I’ll just sprinkle some icing sugar on it. Oh, this meatloaf looks horrid, I’ll just sprinkle some icing sugar on it!!

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Katja provided us with lots of things, including the tags and jar wraps plus a complete wrapping station to doll up our newly made gifts!  She even sent us home with a Tolberone of our very own to eat! Er, I mean share….

It was a wonderful morning, as I talked about HERE, but part of the reason she did it was to photograph it for her online magazine, us making it all and then the products themselves.  It was certainly fun but the icing on the cake is being part of this!  You can check out her online magazine HERE.

If you’d like more information on any of the projects we did, drop me a line under the CONTACT header, I’ll be happy to answer your questions!!

To be continued,

Lori

 

  • Katja - December 13, 2016 - 11:31 am

    It was so much fun!! And yes — I love small tricks how to make things look better, like using powdered sugar on top of everything 😀ReplyCancel