Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Surprise Blog Meme

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.

Friday, March 6, 2009

In the Mold Tonight

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.....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Scrap Soap

Beneath the Stars CP soap with Apricot Freesia scraps. My first scrap soap! LOL!

Groovy Dudes & Bitty Bars

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!

Berry Merlot CP Soap

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!

Grasshopper Pie MP Soap

These were made with Goat's Milk MP base, colored with liquid green dye and scented with Garden Mint FO from WSP. The "chocolate" embeds and curls are CP soap made with cocoa.

Ruby Slippers

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!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mint Swirl in Slab Mold

I'm not doing a good job of posting in order, but this was my second attempt, I think at swirling, in a slab mold.

Slab mold swirl attempt #3

Learning how to swirl in a slab mold....

What the....???

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.

Granite Rose

*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!

MP Pizza Soap

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?

Buttercream Chocolate Chunk CP

This was like my 3rd batch of CP ever. And it doesn't look as pretty now. The vanilla in the FO has made it turn dark.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tropical Fruit CP Soap

Bach & Bees

Cold Process soap made with Amber Bach beer and raw honey.

MP Cupcakes!

I was really happy with how these turned out. They smell fantastic! I used Vanilla Buttercream FO from WSP and the scent is absolutely mouth-watering! Everyone I gave them to just loved them!

Very Sexy Black & Blue

Goat's Milk Soap for Men

Orange Circus Soap

Orange Circus Soap made during the month of February.

Lavender Swirl February 28