Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fun Soap

I was just browsing for inspiration and loved this bar of soap.
 here is a link to her etsy site.
I generally don't dress up my soap. But I sure get a giggle when I see artistic soaps.  I was in love with a soap that looked just like a goldfish in a bag that you would win at a fair. I hunted for the goldfish, purchased glycerin melt and pour, and bags. I hated making it, and I was really dissapointed with the outcome. sigh...

 So, you might say I am a little chicken to try anything fancy, but maybe banana pudding would work....
I do have yellow color left from vanilla sugar soap....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Welcome to my laboratory

I am participating in a woolen fair this month, and I need to make some fresh bars of soap. So I cracked out the goodies, and began a recipe I designed as a shampoo bar.
I am always amazed at how many supplies I need for  each bar of soap I make. And my kitchen is not the same again for several days. Here is my sampling of fragrances and essential oils. I decided to do a berry and cream from Crafter's Choice. I buy them from Wholesale Supplies Plus. I must tell you that the cabinet I keep them in, smells wonderful. I generally go very light on fragrances, because I have sensitivities to fragrances. I use the fragrance calculator on Majestic Mountain Sage, and then back it down a bit.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm in a lather

Just a wee bit of snow.....

And Joann Fabric store was closed! Seriously? What else to do in a blizzard but sew?  And what about those of us who start machine quilting a quilt, a small one, mind you, who run out of thread? Oh sigh. And my dutiful husband, out for a couple of hours,  shoveling our driveway, so I can go to Joann's and purchase a non- descript spool of thread?  Goodwill was open, my favorite Chinese restaurant was open, Walmart had the decency to be open, why not Joann?