The Redhead's Green Thumb

Xiane rambles about eco-issues, gardening, crafts, and life.

Friday, February 23, 2007


I went geranium.

Originally uploaded by xiane threeravens.

Here's one of the things I do when I'm not making Things What Smell - I knit. I just recently started to feel like I'm actually getting good at knitting, after two years of puttering away at it. My criteria for choosing a project is that the yarn and the needles have to feel and look good in my hands, because I want to do this for the tactile sensation and the relaxation it brings.
I say this here, because you cannot hear me curse at myself when I drop yet another stitch.
Anyway, back to this scarf. I'm working with Patons SWS in the geranium colourway, and I adore it. I'm also using some handmade needles that I bought from one of my favourite vendors on the science-fiction-convention circuit.
Working with this yarn is a joy!



Originally uploaded by xiane threeravens.

I made some new bath salts tonight - cafe amaretto salts made with real coffee and delightful almond. It'll WAKE YOU UP.

It also made my kitchen smell so good that I could hardly stand it. *drool*

And for those who wonder where I get the names for my products - I usually take them from songs that I like. This one? Blondie all the way. Every time I see the jars sitting there, I start singing Atomic! It's been stuck in my head all night.

Monday, February 19, 2007


vinegar and adrenaline

Originally uploaded by xiane threeravens.

The two newest additions to the ThreeRavens Bath and Body line.

Adrenaline Bath Salts are super-charged with Organic lemongrass and orange oils, and will really wake you up!

The Herb and Apple Vinegar is something I've wanted to sell for a while, since I make it all the time for my own use anyway. Doesn't smell great, but oooh will it clarify your hair and skin. I love it for getting styling products or conditioner buildup out of my hair. I made it full-strength, so you actually get twice the amount of product once you dilute it by half.

I'm excited by all the new things I have brewing here!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


... because I need more Crafts to do. Really.

Just took up needle felting [for fun and profit woo!] and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Seriously, how can you resist a craft that requires you to *jab jab jab jab jab* stuff to create things?
So far I've made a small free-form bowl with a swirl design and a felted flower, complete with a leaf - that will probably become a brooch. I'm working on another bowl, which I'll probably be selling. They're perfect for putting on your nightstand to hold jewelry, or to put on your altar for offerings.

I'll have photos eventually, I've just been behind in getting some decent ones due to lighting restrictions around here. [only natural light seems to bring out the proper colours in things; even my attempt to build a makeshift lightbox has't yielded the results that I'd like.]

The other thing I've been working on, thanks to Melissa from Snitches Get Stitches, is making mineral makeup! She and I have been working to create cool eyeshadow colours that will stay on through pretty much any activity - yet come off easily with soap or a cleanser. This project was totally her idea, and it's a great one. We've been having a blast making a huge pigmented mess and covering ourselves in oxides. :D

What's your newest craft? Do tell!

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Saturday, February 10, 2007



Just a test. Nothing to see here... yet.



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