Sunday, July 28, 2013

Busy With Restocks

Happy Sunday!

This past week was quite fun with some major soapmaking. I know ten batches in a week isn't much for many soapmakers but I tend to only make 2-4 on any given week. I just haven't felt the need to push myself that hard at this point. However, I wanted to get several restocks done so that I could focus on making Fall and Holiday soaps. Normally I wouldn't feel quite so energetic, with daily responsibilities and all, but the kiddos were at Grandma and Grandpa's house all week. I had a lot of time at home by myself and also a break from fixing meals, cleaning up constantly, unplugging toilets (it's a reality you know), etc.. Don't get me wrong though, I think I worked harder this week than usual, but it was a different kind of work. The hubby and I were able to get some much needed projects done around the house.

I only soaped on two days but I made it worthwhile. The very first soap I made was Sunshine & Rainbows. It is a yellow soap with soap balls from the Rainbow batch embedded inside the soap and on the top. Oh the drama that ensued! I had some overly OCD people be quite upset with me for improper soap ball placement. HUH? made for a quite a giggle. I also remade Summer Love, Banana Coconut Candy, and Confetti Blossom.

The next day I was able to make soap was Friday. I made 6 batches! That may be a new record for me. I remade Patchouli Rain, Sierra, Green Clover & Aloe, Black Raspberry Vanilla, Lilac, and Licorice soaps. The Licorice one was a new one for me. It smells so good.

I have been so busy that I haven't even had time for pictures yet. I actually haven't even cut the last 6 batches. That is on the agenda for today.

First, I need to work on getting today's listings ready to go live. It looks like I won't be listing anything new until around 6-7pm central time.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you have a most wonderful week!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Popping In From Vacation

Hi all! I thought I would pop in from some vacation time to do a little blog update.

I've been enjoying playing around making scented wax melts. They are for use in wax melters and wax warmers for home fragrance.

I am in love with this one. It's Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie. I was getting so hungry when making this one. My husband said "If only it were real" with a sigh. :-)

The next two are the same though different shapes. The colored chunks are scented in Fruit Loops with white Cotton Candy over pour.'s nothing short of amazing! :-)

This fun purple one has Cotton Candy chunks with a Black Raspberry Vanilla over pour and wax black raspberry embeds.

Towards the end of last week I made two new soaps and a remake.

This soap is Apple Mango Tango and is scented in a blend comparable Gain's fabric softener of the same name. Funny thing is, I picked the colors and made the soap before I ever saw the packaging for the fabric softener. I chose the same colors! HA! I did not realize how popular this scent is!

You know it had to happen. I was going to make a Cotton Candy scented soap eventually! I scented the base in Cotton Candy and you can see from the edges that the base is going to darken. The pink and blue topping is unscented and I just love how the colors turned out.

These tops make me happy!

These are some of the soaps that I still need to bevel. I am so far behind on doing that job that some are listing this Sunday! I'll have plenty of work to do when I am back from vacation.

Thank you for the orders while I am on vacation. I will work steadily to get them sent out beginning on Monday. I will be listing Champagne Summer and Smooches Sunday afternoon. I always try to open the store and post new listings between 12pm and 1pm central time in the good ol' USA.

Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and followers! I thought I would take advantage of some down time to update the good ol' blog!

Ok, let's see. The last post showed Champagne Summer and the latest batch of Smooches in the mold. Here are the cut pics. A little note, I'm struggling with my camera to take any decent pictures. I'm trying to remedy that situation but it is going to take a bit of time. :-)

Champagne Summer - a blend of champagne, ginger ale, raspberries, peaches, magnolias, lilacs, and lilies. It's so pretty! It's fruity, floral, and fizzy!

Smooches - scented in a dupe of Victoria's Secret Bombshell which has notes of grapes, passion fruit, peonies, orchids, and greenery.

I also made a couple of new soaps at the end of last week.

Ocean Wave - an ocean scent that is bordering on masculine. The fragrance has notes of sea moss, sea salt, and green vetiver. I don't pick up on any floral notes in this one.

Summer Melon - I LOVE THIS ONE!!! I am just in love with the scent and with the design. It is scented in a blend of cantaloupe, watermelon, apple, and grapefruit. It is so fruity and beautiful! The neon colors are so fun!

I've also been working on some new wax designs. This is my favorite because I'm nutty about Cotton Candy. I calling it I Heart Cotton Candy. ;-)

Here are a couple of other things I've been playing around with. I made Cotton Candy Smileys and Cotton Candy Berry Birthday Cake.

Coming up this Sunday I will be listing the returning favorites Rainbow Soap and Green Clover & Aloe. New soaps listing will be Rootbeer Float and Sideshow.

Happy 4th of July everyone! Now let's go blow stuff up! :-)