Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sliced Soaps!

Finally sliced the Goats Milk & Honey soap as well as the soap made earier today. Freshly made soap slices so much easier!
The soap from last week (or was it the week before?) gave us some trouble. There was also a difference of opinion on the thickness of knife that was best to use. Some of this is heading for the remelting pot.....

Sex on The Beach - Uncut

A few posts back I showed a soap called Juicy Orange Slices. It was originally going to be this soap but I got a little lazy. Sex on the beach is a scent blend made from Orange, Peach and Cranberry. I wanted to layer some colours to reflect the different fragrances and the orange layer is showing a little yellow in this picture. When its sliced I'll try to get a little truer colour in the picture.

I went with the same mold that I used for the Bubble Wrap textured soap. That soap needs cutting too. Stay tuned for some pics of that as well.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Jewel Pops

Just a quick post for my Kameleon peeps. We have a limited number of the Easter Jewel Pops in the store. They're really cute!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Jewelry

Here's another new Silver piece that we have in the store- and hope to get on the site soon. The blue stone is actually a lab opal and it includes the silver chain for $75.00. We have a couple of different pairs of earrings to coordinate with this pendant that are $30.00 per pair.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Watermelon Soap

Here's a picture of the soap my previous post Honeycomb soap was inspired from. This picture came from the Mold Market web site. I used bubble wrap where they placed the rind and then I sealed the ends as per their instructions.The finished Watermelon soap looks really neat once its sliced and coated in sea salt. You'll find the video on Youtube. Search for Salty Watermelon Soap Slices or for Mold Market.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Newsletter Sneak Peak

Happy Friday. Here's a soap that we'll be talking about in our April newsletter. Its made in the Mold Market 1/2 round loaf mold and the technique we were trying was making a honeycomb texture with bubble wrap. I'm pretty sure this has been done with cold process soap before but really didn't know if it would work with melt & pour. The layers were made by placing the mold on a slanted board. If you look at the first post ever in this blog, it will refer to an old newsletter where we did this. Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Flip Flop Soap Another Picture

Here's the soap the Flip Flop Soap Kit will make with the alternate instructions. I did an instruction sheet that would be a little more kid friendly. The layers are not as defined but its a lot easier to do and you don't need rubbing alcohol.
We only have two of these kits left so will have to come up with something new for April. These soaps are made with the guest size mold, we still have more of the regular size Flip Flop mold if you want to try these once the kits are gone. We'll have more of these guest molds back in soon, then we can do more kits!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Work on Progress

Thanks to everyone who read our recent newsletter and checked out the blog. Here's the soap that was pictured at the bottom where we posted the store hours. I'm hoping in a future newsletter to have a better example to show you with a recipe and more yada yada about the soap. I was trying for a much finer and straighter line of dark brown between the layers but I think I firstly let the soap (this is CP) get too thick before I poured the 1st layer and then secondly used too much cocoa powder for the stripe. So I will be trying again and will let you know how it goes :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Try at a Card Photo

Here's my latest try at card photography, and if I say so myself, its the best so far. I had some good daylight for this, I guess that makes all the difference. This is one of about eight cards I've been working on today using a new stamp set from Skippings Stones Design. Cute stamps!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Juicey Orange Slices

This is some soap I made on my half day off yesterday. Its smells super orangey. The fragrance is a blend of sweet orange essential oil and juicy mandarin fragrance. The white bits are grated goats milk melt & pour.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Jewelry

Today a new line of jewelry arrived for the store. Yey! Its all sterling silver with garnet & pearl or torqoise opal and pearl. The prices are really good for this type of jewelry. I'll try to get some it on to the web site this week.
You'll also find another line of silver jewelry on our site called Kameleon. The Kameleon web site is and our web addy is .

Monday, March 1, 2010

More Stamped Soap

Here are a couple more stamped soaps. These stamps were from a Christmas set I bought that had about twelve different stamps. Unfortunately, not all of them were small enough to go into my soap molds. Thats something to consider if you're buying acrylic stamps just for soap. The individual stamps are usually the right size.

Stamped Soap

Here's another way I like to use my acrylic stamps. These flower soaps are from our May 09 newlsetter. Just place the stamp face up in the bottom of the mold and pour your melted soap over the stamp. This will only work with Melt & Pour. Since I only have one stamp like this I had to make these soaps one at a time.