Friday, 26 April 2013

You've got a friend

I follow some amazing soapers' blogs:  Oil & Butter, Pink Sudz Soaping Diaries, I'd Rather be Soaping, Under the Willow and of course the requisite Brambleberry and Soap and Restless. These women amaze me with their soaps and sometimes, I think, why do I bother? This isn't a cry for sympathy, it's just a statement of fact.

These women are so supportive and encouraging, but as an MP soaper in a sea of CP soapers, I feel like a fraud sometimes. I'm not risking life and skin playing with lye, and I certainly can't do the mica line (can I?) with melt and pour. And I'm not even going to talk about tiger stripes or anything that beautifully complicated.

Then I get a message from one of my oldest and dearest friend, telling me how her mother-in-law really liked the soap my friend had bought from me, and how her 3 year old son was completely distraught about the last of his fish soap going down the drain. This is when I realize, this is one of the reasons why I still enjoy doing making MP soap, because there are people who like them.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

And the soaps go to...

Last week I said I'd have a draw for some soaps. For some reason that seems to scare people into not responding. So, of the people who responded, the soaps go to... everyone.

Bonnie gets the 4 soaps that were pictured, but Cee and Michelle, I'd like to thank you for all your support as well. Michelle, I think I have your address kicking around so I'll get something off to you. Cee, if you can email me your address, I'd like to send you a token of my gratitude as well.

I'm off to visit my sister for 3 1/2 weeks, so I'll try and schedule some posts for that time. However, if I don't get my posts done, I'll still be following everyone's blogs, and look forward to seeing what you're all up to.

Saturday, 6 April 2013


I had thought of having a giveaway when I finally got my website up to the point where I was happy with it, however, given the fact that I move at the pace of a glacier during the Ice Age, I thought I'd better have it sooner than later.

Like any other giveaway, the idea is simple:  tweet me, leave me a comment on Facebook (and don't forget to share as well), send me an email or just leave a comment on this blog post.

A name will be chosen on Sunday, April 14. This giveaway is available to anyone living in Canada or the US.