Monday, May 26, 2008

What possessed me....



...to wake up this morning and make fizzy bath bombs? These things are so "sometime'ish" - meaning sometimes they turn out perfectly and other times they don't, just depending on their mood. I woke up and got it under my skin that I just wanted to make fizzy bombs and so I did. Luckily I ran out of corn starch otherwise I'd still be making them now.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And now for my next trick.....


...ok so it's not a trick it's my next event.

If you're in the area, stop by. We'll be in Milford, CT flogging our wares. This event is organinzed by a dear co-worker of mine (BeachTs llc). Check out the flyer and also the great vendors that will be there. It's next Thursday evening and we'd love to see you there!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Funny how

you can make something out of nothing when you have no choice.

All you fellow soapmakers know how expensive soap molds are, even the simplest mold can cost big bucks. I came to this realization recently when I decided it was time for me to step up from making 3 or 4lb batches to 6 or even 8lb in order to save time and make my process more cost effective. I set out on my search for the perfect mold on the web but after a couple days of searching I came to the conclusion that either I would have to make my own mold or find something that I already owned that could be fashioned into one.

Then it hit me..............last year while at my local dollar store I stumbled across these beautiful wooden tequila boxes for just a buck each. I had no idea what I was going to do with them so I only bought 2 (punching myself in the head now). I've been using them to add height on my display table at craft fairs/shows and that's it. I grabbed one, got my tape measure out and realized that one of these babies could get me 2 full 3lb logs of soap. This past weekend I managed to make 64 bars of soap in one sitting!! This pick shows just one of the batches - Black Raspberry Vanilla which turned out 32 bars of loveliness :)