Monday, 28 September 2015

It's like Where's Waldo, but with soap

So that soap I made that didn't turn out swirly like it was supposed to? Getting a new life. Repurposed with a purpose.

Left over scraps of other soaps. I forgot this was the top and they should've gone on the bottom. D'oh!

Okay, so not nearly as difficult as Finding Waldo since it's pretty darned obvious where those re-purposed pieces are, but it made for a catchy title.

Have a great week!

Monday, 21 September 2015

When will I learn

If I want to follow someone else's idea, I need to do it while watching their Youtube video, or reading their instructions, not 3 weeks later from memory, because as I said, I don't have the memory of an elephant, or even of a 5 year old.

There was a beautiful gem soap on Youtube which I wanted to emulate, but good grief Charlie Brown, it helps to know how she did it in the first place!

This turned out not the way I wanted (gee, seems to be a recurring theme with me) but again it's a learning process. I wanted a thin stripe of black to contrast between colours, but after cutting out parts, it wasn't turning out, so I just left a whole part black instead. Also, not using all clear soap made it look less gem-like.

Scented with Rocky Road Fudge

Another live and learn session. I found a really cool tutorial on Pinterest (and this time remembered to pin it even!) on how to make cool gem soaps, so off I go to try that!

What's your minimum time you can spend on Pinterest? To me it's like Lay's chips, can't stop at one pin.

Have a great week!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Salt and soap

The next big thing since Salt 'n Pepa! And for those of you too young to remember that, I don't want to talk to you anymore. ;)

No, this is Himalayan salt in goat's milk soap, which IMO, is much better than any ol' hip hop group. Probably shows what an old fart I am.

I love reading the posts on Soapqueen and was intrigued by her post on using pink salt in soap. I didn't want to have all the salts just on the bottom, so instead, I tried to layer them throughout the soap, which will probably result in less than fabulous lathers, but I'm hoping it gives a nice exfoliation instead.

What's your favourite home spa recipe? Have a great week!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Happy September!

This year, with Labour Day taking place on the first Tuesday of the month, it means that school is delayed until the second week of September. Great news for a lot of kids, but I'm sure there are some parents who will be happy to see their kidlets back in school so the parents can have more of a routine in their lives again.

To celebrate this happy occasion for some, I bought some adorable erasers to be used as embeds. I think I finally learned to do it right.

Must work on lighting.

This came in a package of 36 erasers, so I'm going to have some fun with these.

Are you ready for school to start, or is it too early to start talking about fall?