Monday, May 30, 2011

Rebatching and trying my new rubber stamps

I first hated rebatching.It was just a big, gloopy, mess.How is this suppose to be fun and nice looking?
But than I got the hang of it and I actually like it.
You can add fragrance oils and they don't fade after your soap cures, they smell pretty strong.
I also bought some rubber stamps, they were all 50% off.I wanted to try them out on soap.
I think they came out pretty nice.........................


Patchouli/ Jasmine
lemon/fir/cedarwood

Saturday, May 21, 2011

going back to the simple..I always wanted to be Pippi Longstocking

My goal in life is, to live as simple as possible and close to nature.
No I'm not a tree hugger, but I did hug my trees, I do love trees.
When I'm surrounded by the simple sound of nature in my garden, such as the bumble bees right now, sucking away at my honey suckle,the humming birds,blue jays..they are loud,and later on,the sound of crickets, I LOVE THE SOUND OF CRICKETS...so calming.I need calm, because I get anxious very quickly....
I try to find ways to reuse things rather throwing them out in the trash, if I have no use, I will donate them to the thrift store.
I believe, sometimes the more you have, the more complicated your life can be.
Here are the things I need...................
Chocolate
coffee
some quiet time
a good facial cream, which I  make myself..
creativity
a balance of sunshine and some rainy days
good friends
my husband and kids
HEALTH
nature
flowers,herbs and self grown veggies and fruits
Well you need money of course to pay your bills and I could use some more of it, but life is good nevertheless.............
some more time to crochet, soaping,and making my soy candles :)
What do you need, to make you happy?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Soaping is the best therapy

Here is my basil and herbs

and here is my carrot frosting just need to pour some coffee.......................

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Changes of my Goatsmilk soap

 They start out creamy and  light  and than turn dark.Well this one is lemon pound cake, already turning dark.

My still life baroque soap

 This reminds me of a baroque painting.



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My first soaps and baskets

My melt and pour soap for a baby shower


Valentine

Giftbaskets






my first rebatch

So I needed a project for my son and also rebatch my ugly looking goatsmilk soap.
Leo agreed to grate all my soaps and I tried out my new crockpot, I bought for believe it 78 cents at the thriftstore and it worked great.Rebatching was fun, but I hope I don't have to do that to often.
I swear the soap batch looked just like cake batter, so yummy I wanted to eat it....
I threw some Titanium dioxide in, so the soap would come out lighter...
so here it is before rebatching and after


this is the soap before rebatching........................................................................................
this is the soap after rebatching..... a much happier looking soap :)
and here are some pictures of my rebatching days......

it smells so good
so that's it