By LuLu

The chronicles of a compulsive crafter!

I’ve Moved! July 6, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bylulu @ 12:27 pm

we've moved

I’ve Moved!!!  After much consideration and several hours of throwing around ideas my husband and I decided to just GO FOR IT! So here  we are I’m the proud owner of www.madebylulu.com . There isn’t much on the sight right now except temporary banner. However, my webmaster – (and most wonderful husband in the entire world) did set up my blog so that it would remain fully functional for me all set up on my website. This is an exciting time for me. In the next few weeks we’ll be setting up a home page, a store front, and a few other places on my site. Once everything is up and running I’ll be looking into having a small giveaway in honor of my new site!

Continue to read my blog here! http://www.madebylulu.com/blog

Thanks for reading!

~LuLu

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Wellness Bag July 4, 2009

Filed under: Finished Projects,Wellness — bylulu @ 10:24 am

I finished it! I’ve had most of the pieces sewn for my Mom’s birthday present, but I’ve been waiting to find the right kind of corn for the filler. Now that everything is done I’m in LOVE with it! I think it turned out great. My husband seems to agree and thinks I should get my little behind sewing up a bunch to sell on etsy and maybe locally at our farmers market.  With out further ado here is the wellness kit I made for my Mom!

Just your basic tote.

Just your basic tote!

Wellness BagWellness Gifts

The gifts are a heating pad, a cold pack, and a refreshing eye mask. The cold pack and the refreshing eye mask are stored in the freezer for when they are needed and refrozen when done. The heating pad is microwaved for about 2 minutes until it is warm and then used to soothe aches and pains or as a warmer! It’s great to fall asleep with and not wake up all tangled in the electric heating pad. Plus it cools off naturally so there is no risk of burning or over heating yourself if left in place too long! Some people opt to add essential oils to the packs, but my father has very bad asthma and allergies and you never know what scent people will love or hate so mine are all natural. Both the inner and outer bags are all 100% cotton pre shrunk. The outer bag is sewn like a pillow sham to allow easy removal and cleaning if necessary.

Before I give the gift I am hoping to make home made soap and maybe an all natural loofa to add to the mix. Also to go along with the all natural aspect you could add dark chocolate and red wine which are supposed to naturally promote health. Also as a gift adding hand creams or natural bath and body products would be nice. Since this was originally supposed to be mom’s Christmas gift I was going to add a lot more and have a lot more time. There was going to be all natural homemade soaps, lip balms, and body scrubbs. However I think the rest will have to wait.

I really enjoyed creating these. It was nice to just take an idea and run with it creating my own patterns as I went. I am seriously considering selling these on Etsy and locally. I haven’t decided if I want to sell them all seperatly or as a set, or both! Any ideas suggestions or pricing advice would be great! – and if course if you want to buy one thats cool too!

Until next time!

~LuLu

 

I’ve been Crafty! July 3, 2009

Filed under: Wellness — bylulu @ 9:42 am
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I’m in the process of making a Wellness bag for my Mom’s birthday. It’s inspired by this post on Sew, Mama, Sew!, but the patterns and everything were just things I created! I should be finished sewing today and hopefully I’ll be able to go buy my filler tomorrow. Then I can post pictures this weekend! This project was originally something I was sewing for Christmas – I figure if I start now I should be able to make homemade gifts for everyone on my list! However, because I forgot her birthday is the 31st and Christmas is still 6 months away I’ll  just have to develop another plan for Christmas!

Please feel free to pass along any great christmas gift ideas!!
~LuLu