The first 5 people who respond to this post will get something made by me: it will be my choice, but will, hopefully, be something you can use or enjoy for its aesthetic merits. In all likelihood, it'll be something I would sell at Etsy (if I ever get my site up). This offer does have some restrictions & limitations...
*I make no guarantees that you will like it...but I hope you do! *You will receive this item before the end of the year...or sooner. *You will have no idea what the item will be, or when you will receive it. *To participate, you must re-post this meme on your blog and put together something to be sent out as 5 surprises of your own. These surprises can be anything....a piece of art, a photo, a poem...whatever you choose.
This is CP soap, using my Beneath the Stars scraps. I cut some out into little circles, which I embedded into the top. The rest of the scraps are chopped up confetti style and are embedd into the loaf. I added a little Garden Mint to the batch to give it a little extra scent. I'll post cut bar pics probably on Sunday.....
Cold process soap....The cute purple guys (Got the Mold from Milky Way Molds) are my Groovy Dudes, and then there are a few Bitty Bars that I will use for samples.....The scent is Apricot Freesia from WSP. I adore this scent! It is SO fresh and clean and lightly fruity. Very yummy!
I had a lot of fun making this soap. I used upped some leftover blackberry merlot wine that I had and colored it with red liquid dye. Apparently too much red dye because it makes pink bubbles and leaves pink marks on my washcloth. *Bummer & frowny face* I've GOT to get a handle on this coloring thing!How to get great color with no zany bubbles and streaks!
OK, so it's not soap, but I wanted to show you the Ruby Slippers I made last summer.
I have always loved The Wizard of Oz, but mostly I have always longed for a pair of Ruby Slippers. Oh, how I love those shoes! I've seen slippers in various shoe stores for little girls, but never for grown women, and that is disappointing. And Converse makes a pair of red glittery sneakers, but sheesh, are they expensive! And when my birthday rolled around, they were out of stock!
So, here they are....my very own, handmade Ruby Reds! I used a pair of canvas shoes, red acrylic paint, glitter, glue and ribbon!
Another vision gone wrong....Supposed to be reminiscent of birthday cake and ice cream....pffffttt....The cp part is Buttermilk Fudge. The top is made of leftover MP cupcake "frosting" that I had made weeks before and let harden.
*sigh* What you see is NOT the soap I had envisioned. Not in the least. It is a rebatch of a vision gone horribly wrong. I had a beautiful Rose FO that I had gotten in a swap, and I truly adore the scent, which is saying something, because I despise florals. however, this Fo did seize my CP....in under 10 seconds..... I'm still impressed with the FO though...it held in there through the rebatch and still smells GREAT!
I was bored a couple of weeks ago, waiting for the UPS lady to show up with my new FO's and such, so I decided to mess around with some MP while I waited. I have a lil pizza candy mold that I bought at the craft store on clearance for 99 cents and decided to see if I could make a decent looking pizza soap.....What do you think?
I've been hooked for about 8 months now. It all started pretty innocently. I was watching TV one afternoon and saw Lisa Chouinard making melt and pour soap. I was completely mesmerized by her and all things soap. A couple of days later I was at my local crafts store buying my first mp base, fragrances, colors, and molds.
Soon, what the craft store had to offer wasn't enough. I scoured the internet and found other sources, and better products. Oh, what fun!! My friends and family have been very supportive, and I have now learned how to make cold process soap. I made my first batch of CP January 1, '09, and now have 7 successful batches under my belt.
I don't know where I'm going with this.....but I like it a lot....a LOT. I have a lot to learn......Let's just see where this year goes!