Sunday, March 29, 2009

Soaping Agian. Its Good to be back in the Saddle


I Was busy of this last week. I also was inspired by Bramble Berry's Cup cake Frositing. I always make CP soap cupcakes for all my craft fairs and festivals. They attract a lot of attention and help produce sells mainly because people will want to ask questions which leads to me being able to show them other items. I decided to use the Bubble bath frosting to top them off this time instead of whipped CP soap. I really like how they look. So now I can sell a 2 for 1 Soap on the bottom and Bubble bath on the top. LOVE IT. Thanks to Anne-Marie and her hard working crew. The CP bottom is scented with 7up pound cake and the bubble bath is Carrot Cake. I will most likely make some bombs and regular Cup cake soaps.

I also make a Bunt Cake CP soap. I did cheat and use melt and pour for the icing. This is scented with yellow cake, cinnamon bun and a little almond. I used cocoa in the Melt and pour for color.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Soap Bars Cut

Here is the new soap logs have been cut and I am not to disappointed although I had higher hopes for the Easter Lavender Bars. I really thought I would hate the Lemon Verbena but I have grown to like it. The Citrus Rock Garden bars are wonderful. They smell green with a hint of citrus. Very soothing yet eye opening. I am not sure how I am going to like the salt in them yet. A friend of mine purchased some Utah Red Salt and asked me to make him some salt bars. The Salt is supposed to have 50 trace minerals in it so I guess it would be like soaking in a mineral bath just in your shower.

Easter Lavender

Lemon Verbena

Citrus Rock Garden

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Soap and More Adventures

I have really been busy. Really to busy to even to make soap. It really has been awhile since I was able to make soap other than Wine Soap. I really need to batch up on the wine soap also. We been wanting to be outside more than inside. We borrowed my folks Truck and have done quite a bit of cleaning up around the house and took our junk (somebodies new Treasure) to the flea market. What we didn't sell there we donated to Goodwill. My son made quite a bit off his old toys so he purchased himself a nice inexpensive digital camera

have been enjoying the spring type weather and I must admit I have

Wow he's pretty good with it for only being 6. Maybe I will have him start taking photos of my soap. He took a picture of this tree which I thought (I am Biased) was quite good.

Here is a tree I found interesting.

I think we all have been bit by the Camera bug. Riley, Chris and I all love going on excursions and just photographing whatever catches our eye. Chris will even set up toys and then photograph them.

We also have been gearing up for Tee Ball now that Basketball is over. Here are my two guys practicing. As you can see Chris is needing a little help. He is tending to hit the tee more than the ball.

So in step Riley.

Well as you can see the stance is good but the ball didn't go far.

I did manage to make 3 logs of soap this last weekend. The first is a Soap loaded with Utah Red Salt that a friend requested. The other is my attempt at making a gloppy top. Hmmm not sure but with the Lavender essential oil and rosemary I think it will still be a keeper. I also made a lemon Verbena batch but it set up quickly so it is not exactly how I was imagining it. I think the lavender and the lemon logs will redeem themselves once they are cut. The Salt Soap is 70% Coconut Oil and 20% shea and 10% olive oil. The others all have Coconut, Palm, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond, Shea, conola, and Grapeseed oil.