Monday, 30 November 2015

Manly yes

I'm thinking themes are good, it helps to identify and allows people to focus on what they're looking for. This is my latest masculine soap. 

Made with a glycerin soap coloured with cappuccino mica and scented with Beau Brummel scent, it includes a clear middle with embeds. Cut into a hefty bar for bigger hands, this is a wonderfully scented, invigorating soap.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Spa soaps

Spas seem to be a huge thing these days, that and tattoos, but I don't think people want soaps to scrub off their brand new tattoos, so I'm focusing more on the spa aspect. 

Spas are for relaxing and giving one that extra cleaning. My spa soaps, as I like to call them, are for exfoliating. These include soaps with salts, coffee grounds and ground oatmeal. Not only will they shine the skin, they'll smell good enough to eat.

Clear layer is honey soap. Who doesn't love honey and all its benefits?

White layer has ground oatmeal, which is great for the skin.

Are you a spa person? Do you go there to relax or to get scrubbed so clean you glow?

Monday, 16 November 2015

To honour my sister and her writing group, the Penguins...and it's getting cold out

Going out to a store is dangerous, you never know when you will run into a mould you just have to have! I found that mould the other day. Of course it's meant for ice cubes, which to a soaper means it's perfect for making soaps! Well almost perfect; it's pretty darned difficult to peer inside a black mould (almost as difficult as reading inside a dog). It was difficult to stay within the lines, as you can see, and the eyes were really tough to fill in because well, black on black. I think I need a celebration between Hallowe'en and Christmas to highlight these penguins, maybe call it Hallowmas, what do you think?

Scented with Holiday Candy FO by Brambleberry

Did you know:  a group of penguins is called a colony, a rookery or a Waddle, but these terms are typically used for a group of penguins on land.

A group of penguins floating in the ocean is called a raft.
(courtesy of

Then they just started getting silly.

16 more of these guys and I could have my own "penguins" hockey team. :D

Have a great week!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

LoveIt. CraftIt

I'm hoping this will become an annual fair; LoveIt. CraftIt is a craft fair created by two local artisans. Unlike many of the craft fairs that will be cropping up, this one is actually only for crafters and artisans. It is a small fair, 25 vendors, which should give it a boutique feel.

I am very excited to be part of it and have been making soaps specifically for this fair. Here's a photo I put together for this event.

Included are the computer mouse soap, Mondrian popsicle, honey and oatmeal bars and coffee and goat's milk soaps.

Proceeds from the event will got to Sophie's Place, a local charity. Hopefully it will be a huge success. For anyone in the Greater Vancouver area, the fair is this Saturday at the Heritage Hall on Main Street. For more information, check out LoveIt.CraftIt.

Have you started attending craft fairs, or are you planning on participating in any this year?