New soaptastic goodies…

I am very excited for some new soap goodies. I love getting new molds because that means I have some fun things in mind for them. I have a couple more molds to get so I can make something very special for Valentines day. I think it will be a fun gift to give but we will see what everyone else things after I get it done.

As for today I am unsure what scent to make cranberry or coconut. I am torn between still being in the holiday season scents or the ready for summer and beachy scents. I posted a poll up on the Facebook page so hopefully we get some feedback from that to so I don’t have to choose.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead and lots of crafting fun.

Life is beyond crazy…

I am horrible at posting here and up dating but I am making going to do my best to get better. I had a printer issue and was unable to add the new soaps for the big sale Saturday. However I have since fixed that issue, so I will be labeling soaps today.  I have also lost all of my recipes because one of the little ones thought it was trash and threw my folder away, never a dull moment here at the cottage.

I am preparing to get some more soaps on the shelf now. I spent the morning cleaning and reorganizing my soap shelves so that they are ready to go. I also have new molds coming and going to be making a special soap this month, although it wont be ready until January, my one year soapaversary is in December. I have been getting great feedback from my soaps so that is nice.

Soap Dough

I have been wanting to try my hand at soap dough for awhile. I have been researching and learning everything I possibly can. I finally got the gumption to try to make something and here is the results of my first soap dough attempt.

Granted these are not very great but I am happy with them for a first attempt and will only get better as I keep trying. I think I am going to need another recipe for the dough as this one is very sticky and makes it hard to work with. I am still very excited to try again and to use these on a soap very soon.

Hello world!

Hello y’all. I am telling you what I really wish that I would have taken and technology course on all the internet and web page stuff before learning it like I am now. I might look at the local community collage and see if they offer a class that might help me. I really want to share my love of soap making and the whole learning process with everyone because I think that many people are afraid to fail so they don’t start when it comes to a new hobby. I know what I started looking into soap making I was overwhelmed and sure I was going to fail and end up in the hospital to boot. I have had a failure or five along the way. I thankfully have not ended up in the hospital but I am very careful following the safety guidelines when it comes to working with lye.

The most amazing part of the journey so far has been getting to share my creations with others. Therefore the point of this page is to share about techniques I am learning and experimenting with, along with ideas I want to try and soaps on my curing shelf. Therefore you will want to check back often to see what it new and exciting around the cottage. I hope you have a wonderful day.