last minute Christmas making

There's been all kinds of last minute making of gifts going on at our house over the past couple of days. The boys made some birdseed ornaments to hang outside, and some extras to give to friends.

I made some spoon oil for gifts (and a little bit to keep!)
And some lavender sachets, and some rose petal ones, using the rose petals I dried this summer. The colour has faded, but the scent is still lovely.

 I also made these cocoa butter lotion bars, with a touch of peppermint for a chocolate mint experience. They're so smooth and lovely!
 And, of course, some little soaps. I posted this picture a few days ago, but it's worth a repost.

It snowed the night before last, and as soon as Thomas saw it, he started making plans. "I need to shovel the street! I need to shovel! I need to shovel! Can I go outside? Can I go outside?" So he and Adam went out for a bit, and his sweet little cheeks were rosy for quite awhile after they came in.

Merry Christmas Eve!

(P.S. Most of these things take very little time to make, so if you're in a pinch and realize you forgot something, there's still a wee bit of time!)


  1. Luckily, I don't need any last minute gifts because I don't believe you that those are easy to whip up. ;) Easy for you, perhaps...LOL!

    I just want to press my cheek to T's cheek to warm him up. What a little doll and so funny that he wanted to shovel.

    Merry Christmas, Sherrie!

  2. MelissaR12/26/2012

    Would you share the recipe for the lotion bars? It would be the perfect gift for my friend!

  3. Lovely gifts, love the lotion bars and the soaps especially and I'd love the recipe for the bars too :) Lucky recipients :)

  4. I'd be happy to share! The recipe is equal parts by weight of beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. Melt the three together over a double boiler. Once everything's melted, remove from heat, and after a few minutes, add peppermint essential oil and stir. My batch was 9 ounces total, and I added about a teaspoon of peppermint essential oil. Then pour carefully into silicone moulds or push up tubes and let cool without jostling it. Enjoy! It also makes a great lip balm.

  5. MelissaR12/27/2012

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Sherrie. Have a very Happy New Year!

  6. Oh! The spoon oil couldn't have come at a better time. I have many waiting for oil!


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