I can’t believe I have been out of my mind and forgotten to write here.
I made more soap about a week after my first one, it was kinda a mess. I learned a valuable lesson, don’t buy my scents from the local stores, buy it online… but I also learned to look online about my scents because they are not all created equal.
I wanted to make an Ocean Swirl for the next soap. To which I sort of did.
The scent or fragrance should I say, that I used accelerated the soaponification that it got so stiff so quickly that I couldn’t see that there were holes as I was trying to swirl and no matter how much tamping down I did. This fragrance was from an online source.
Then I made another soap, I call Kiwi Swirl, fragrance from a local store and it accelerated the soaping process even more that it was like oatmeal…. then while trying to smooth out the top it started to already gel.
Then after the next day, unmolded and cut, it was seeping oil. I thought I was going to lose my mind. After curing for awhile, it has a few more weeks, but its not oily anymore!
So, because my 1st 2 batches were alittle wonky, I made samples out of them.
I made soap! I am excitedly waiting for them to cure, 4-6 weeks seems like an eternity!
This is my oatmeal, milk & honey. It has colloidal oatmeal, goats milk and TX honey in it. It smells so good!
This is my Ocean Swirl. It smells so clean and refreshing!
I did learn something with both, so learning more as I go. Yay 😁 me!
Well, I purchased everything to get atleast one batch if not two different batches of soap done. Unfortunately it is going take awhile to get the supplies to me tho, I thought it would take a few days not over a week.
😔, I guess I have to relearn patience…especially since the setting time for the soap is going to be a month as well.
To start off, I make a variety of homemade skin items. What I have made in the past: lip balms (variety of flavors), lotion bars, neosporin (which my family swears by and says is better than the store bought stuff), body butter, eczema cream (which I had some say it saved their poor babies skin), sugar scrubs, sun screen, and more I can’t even think of at this time.
Now I am looking into making soap. I am in the midst of purchasing items to delve into the world of cold process soap making.
It is an interesting process, the first of it is pretty fast, then once in the mold to set is which is atleast 24-48 hours (since it heats up and then sets), this is all before it can be cut into bars. Then after un-molding the loaf is to be cut into bars and then they have to set for 4-6 weeks to harden to become the best lasting soap bars. My first batch is going to be oatmeal, milk & honey with oatmeal inside to feel even better. I am real excited, can hardly wait until I get my shipment in.
Ive been so busy with changing clients with my job (have to train again, so much fun 🤦🏼♀️), getting new fur babies (and they are babies)…but Ive been knitting.
I was working on this, a sweater, and I couldn’t take the mistakes and some of the stitches I couldn’t stand. I tore it completely down and am restarting it with other yarn. Will update soon.
I’ve been busy since I last posted. Here are some things that I have done while away.
Here is something I love to make but my stomach hates me for eating too much of when I do. This is what I call barley risotto, it has onions, mushrooms, butter, chicken broth, leftover roasted chicken and yes barley.
Unfortunately my daughters kitty, Bruce, got down and sick, come to find out he has some chronic illness that if stressed enough will bring it on. Poor thing was sick for about a week and really loved medicine time…we mixed it with wet food. He is such a character.
We adopted this cutie, the stressor to kitty :(. Ended up being too much for our whole family, other critters included so we had to give him back. ;(.
Our sweet momma dog, Cleo, left us a few weeks after we got crazy dog. It was very hard for my hubby and I, especially my hubby since he had had her since a pup.
Our sweetie, Dexter, passed away a few weeks ago. Come to find out since ferrets have so much inbreeding they don’t live very long due to tumors or other illnesses. We think he had a tumor on his pancreas.
We got this cutie, Nutmeg, seeing that our other ferret baby seemed to be lonely and depressed due to his brother passing. She is alot of fun and crazy in a very little package. Lol
WIPS and projects is progress…
Will explain them more later! Bye for now!
Just finished another necklace. Hubby and I went to the store so I was able to get some crochet thread in a few colors. I like this color matchup.
I personally knit-crochet and fix (Netflix) or watch tv (Hulu, regular tv, etc.). Its nice to hear that the craft of knitting/crochet is growing with the younger crowds.
I can hardly do anything else nowadays but crochet/knit, Im obsessed. I really am obsessed, I think about it all the time. I want to do it all the time. Sitting still without yarn and a hook or needles in hand is very difficult to even stand anymore. I know that this is almost sad or maybe a problem but I try to keep it appropriate. Lol. There are days that I fo put off my chores for it too, like today. I am starting to get some done, but another reason is the weather is crappy and I do have a migraine as well. It is hard to even concentrate with that going on.
As my pics show, I am knitting or crocheting and flixing sometimes with the love of a furry. I do miss them, we only have the small white/orange one left….my daughters kitty.