Weekend Happenings

I finally am getting my life together and posting a bunch of listings on Etsy. Eventually I will be selling art right here on my website, but for now, (to get more traffic) I'm selling over there. Go check it out for some of the hand painted signs that I made for Behind the Picket Fence! I'll be adding some more invitations this week, including printable designs that you can print right at home!

 

Weekend Happenings

Is it Monday already? This weekend was pretty mellow and nothing exciting to post about.

I have been trying my hand at making lavender oil, using these instructions. Timothy has a bunch of different lavender growing in his garden and he harvested a good amount of it last week. I hung a bit in my room for the scent but I didn't want it to go to waste. I went to Pinterest to find some directions on how to make essential oil from it. It was fairly easy. Basically you take the buds and stems and put them into a jar, bruise them a bit, and then immerse them in vodka for a week, shaking the jar a few times a day.

Sunday was the day that I filtered the lavender buds and the liquid from each other. I won't know how it turns out until next Sunday, but the scent from the liquid that we were straining and how soft my fingers were after I spilled some onto my hands has me very optimistic. I took some pictures of my progress and I can't wait to share my finished result next week.