Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Panning For Gold.... OR..... Fixing a 6 year olds mistake with a 4-Wheeler

My 6 yr old recieved a four wheeler from his grandma.  It was a great gift and he loves it.  The mistake we made with it was not putting him through a more thourogh training before letting him have a go at it.  This caused my soap making weekend to be a hole digging weekend. 
Christopher ran into the outside faucet with the four wheeler.  It seems that 6 year olds only know how to keep the trottle down and do not understand the concept of braking.  We have now fixed this issue but to the detriment of our faucet and backs.  I have to say Riley did a bulk of the digging and getting down in the mud. 
Good News is the Faucet is fixed, and the 6 yr old now knows how to control his speed and braking.  Hopefully I will soon be able to post on my new soaps I plan on having at the upcoming Dia De Las Muertas show in Bernallio.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh it is the busy time of the season isn't it. I barley have time to breathe. Between making soap, festivals, work, and my little mans activities I barley know what I am doing. I am not near as organized as other soapers. I have a bad habit of not planning my soaps. I tend to make what ever comes to mind at the time not thinking about what holidays and scents are coming up. I am trying to turn a new leaf but it is taking me time to get out of my bad habits.

Below are some of my new soaps.

Monkey Farts smells like fresh bananas and juicy grapefruit, middle notes of kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries; and a hint of vanilla.

Butt Naked smells of
granny smith apples and honeydew melon, middle notes of strawberries and pears, with hints of spice.

Jack O'Lantern Pie is a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake kind of smell.

Over The hill and Through the Woods smells of a c
ombination of apples, oak, balsam, fir, and pine, with a background of cinnamon and clove. ( This is the last pictures)

I also have been busy trying to recycle different components. We have a ton of used keyboards (we also refurbish computers) and so Christopher (Up until he caught a cold lets hope its not the flu) has been busily pulling off the keys and removing the screws. We have some ideas on how to reuse the keys and the screws always can com in handy. I am going to let this be mainly his project and so what ever recycled art he makes and sells will go toward his piggy bank. He thinks this could be a good way to save some extra dough for his 7th birthday at Disney Land.

I am not sure how many keys he got off before I realized he was running a fever but he filled that box up. SO he is thinking magnets and jewelry, but he is open to suggestions. If anybody has any ideas how we could reuse the keys let us know.