Monday, 30 May 2016

I can see clearly now...

No wait, I can't. Why? Because I'm still not using a clear base. I thought the honey base would provide a nice glow, giving the soap a sunshine-y feel to it, but it's given it more of a "I haven't cleaned my sunglasses so things are kinda blurry" feel to it instead. But it smells nice at least, scented with black raspberry vanilla.
This was supposed to be a beach-y scene, but it's hard to see the sand and sky.

Also, you can't really see the hard work (hah!) put into making the embeds different colours

Almost looks better from the back

You can see more details from the side, but who looks at soaps from the side?

Take my picture at 3/4 angle, that's my best side.

See, so much prettier at an angle.

Hope you're having a sunshine-y week!

Monday, 23 May 2016

It's Victoria Day

and what's more Victorian than swans? That and I had this guy sitting around doing nothing.

I needed a big enough mould to fit both embeds in and this seems to be the only one that does the trick. Hence why so many of the soaps I make have the scalloped edge. At least I'm putting it to good use.

The flower is actually a bit behind the swan, so the swan's not actually butting at it with its head.

To everyone who lives in the "colonies", hope you have a lovely Victoria Day. To the rest of the world, have a great week!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Unchain my heart

Love that song, especially Joe Cocker's version.

There have been so many MP soapers making gorgeous swirl soaps, but you need suspension based bases to do it properly. I haven't purchased more bases of late, so I did it the old fashioned way of pouring two colours simultaneously into the mould. The first one is a nicer contrast, but the second one is probably more calming.

Have a lovely week!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

A face only a (stormtrooper's) mother could love (belated May the Fourth Be With You)

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms out there. You do a job that many of us couldn't: take care of others while doing a gazillion other things. And this is why I don't have kids, let alone pets and barely plants, I don't have the skills to do it all.

There was a storybook I loved as a child, called My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, about a child who is looking for his mother, and describes her as the most beautiful woman in the world. I think the same is true the other way around, moms think their kids are the most beautiful things in the world, regardless of whether or not the rest of the world thinks so.

So, I present to you, my "child". I'm realistic enough to know it's not beautiful, in fact, my hubby looked at it, and said it has a more "adult" look to it than looking like a stormtrooper embedded in a heart (in case you can't see it), but it's a labour of love, like most children. It was a difficult one to do because of the curve on the heart and the stormtrooper wasn't exactly a flat piece either. But we love our kids, warts, curves and odd behaviours and all, right?

I hope your kids, if you have any, treat you to an extra something special today, but that they also treat you every like it's Mother's Day.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Sci-Fi Mashup

Some days, you come up with what you think are great ideas, and put them into practice and they come out...well, sorta, not really how you expected. Such was this idea.

I thought it'd be cool to do a pseudo Han Solo frozen in carbonite from The Empire Strikes Back scene. Without a Han Solo doll. Without carbonite either, or anything else from that scene for that matter. Just the sci fi sort of idea. Never mind. Well it does have the Death Star, so there's the Star Wars link.

I've been hoarding waiting for a good time to use these adorable little aliens ever since my sister gave me her soaping supplies, and figured it's time to stop hoarding (at least little plastic figurines) and start putting them to good use.

I didn't mind the Stephenson soaps being a bit more cloudy in this application, although it would be way cooler if you could almost see the alien inside, but maybe it'll just make washing more fun.

Glitter makes everything better, doesn't it?

These female aliens seem to do a better job of guarding their pal.

Have a great, geeky week everyone!