Wonderland Curiosity Shop

Curious, Interesting, Delicious, and Beautiful things.

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Interesting: Sugar Scrub Cubes

I saw several items on Pinterest about sugar scrub cubes. I have made sugar scrub several times now and it is really simple. I will have to write a post about it soon. But sugar scrub cubes were intriguing, because they keep longer and are easier to store and you can make them into fun […]

Curious: Handmade Lotion

I experimented with making lotion today. I think it turned out well. I was a recipe specifically for stretch marks but it feels like a nice thick lotion that could be used all over. My Pinterest Homemade Beauty board has the link to the recipe I used. Here is the original recipe I halved the […]

Interesting 8: Knit Headband

I have been busy the last few weeks with secret Christmas knitting but here are a few projects I can show you. I received some yarn recently as a random act of kindness from a Ravelry swap partner. I was going to use it to make hexipuffs but I liked it so much I decided […]

Interesting 7: Beaded Sheep

I bought this beaded sheep at the swap meet. The seller had many beaded items all from Guatemala. There were many animals from birds to alligators to a unicorn. But as soon as I saw this sheep I knew I had to get it. The detail is pretty neat and it feels very solidly made. […]

Interesting 6: Beads and MKALs

I have been beading more of my knitting projects lately. It takes a little extra time but with all the time that is already put into a knitted item it seems worth it to make it special. Beads can be different sizes and deciding on what size to use for which project can be complicated. […]

Interesting 5: Mini-skein Dyeing

I made up a bunch of mini skeins so I could experiment with various colors combinations and techniques. I have finally succumbed to the lure of hexipuffs (also known as the Beekeeper’s Quilt, a super awesome pattern by Tiny Owl Knits). I want to make each hexipuff something special to me or to my family. […]

Interesting 4: Knit Toys and Manatees

This etsy shop has the cutest toy and tea cozy patterns. Including an Alice in Wonderland tea cozy and Wizars of Oz fingerpuppets. http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadeawards The patterns are also on Ravelry under: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/loly-fuertes Manatees are so helpful, if you’re having a hard day go here. Even if you’re not having a hard day go visit them […]

Interesting 2: Fairytale Shrug

I have been working on this shrug for waaaaay too long. I finally finished the majority of the knitting and now just need to sew it up and add the edging. It is loosely based on this pattern. I really like the results so far. I charted the whole back and it turned out pretty […]

Interesting 1: Yarn dye techniques

Today’s experiments were dying yarn in the ‘cake’ so that the dye absorbs more on the outside of the skein and less on the inside. I’m really pleased with how this worked and want to do more of this in the future.  I think next time I will add dye to the middle of the […]