Something a little bit different

This weekend was spent doing something different.   I have been making soaps and lotions for so long, that my sewing fell behind schedule.   I was able to catch it up this weekend, though, and I am just two projects short of being done.

To round out my gift to my sister and her girls when I go see them in a couple of weeks, I make them some cute pillowcases and cell phone wristlet purses.

I have made these for them many times before, but they so look forward every year to getting a new one. Continue reading “Something a little bit different”

The amount of fun you had is proportional to the size of the mess you made! A weekend wrap-up!

Wow, what a weekend I had!   I made 6 batches of bath bombs and two batches of soap!

I owe my sister a visit soon, and all the things I have been making for months are really stacking up!   My dining room and kitchen were a total mess, but the way I see it, if you didn’t make a mess, then you weren’t having fun!

Continue reading “The amount of fun you had is proportional to the size of the mess you made! A weekend wrap-up!”

Salty Mariner Men’s Lotion, Avobath Type Lotion and Frankincense, Lavender and Lemon Facial Cream with Niacinamide

Unfortunately, I did not have such a  great weekend this week.   We had a storm on Thursday night which knocked out power to many customers around where I live.  Luckily my power came back on Friday morning, but my Internet connection was down all day.  It was sporadically out on Saturday as well.

I am thankful that we did not suffer some of the damage that others around here did, but it was real inconvenient without Internet for so long.  So many things won’t work without an Internet connection.   It’s easy to take for granted how “connected” you really are and be taken by surprise by the handicap when you are without it.

Aside from that, I also had a few chores to take care of this weekend, so I didn’t get as much done as I normally do.  I did manage to get three lotions made though, which is better than nothing. Continue reading “Salty Mariner Men’s Lotion, Avobath Type Lotion and Frankincense, Lavender and Lemon Facial Cream with Niacinamide”

Well, Isn’t THAT Special?

Vacation is off to a start now for me, and I have my plans all worked out.   Today, I was going to go up north and see my sister.   Of course, it can never be THAT simple.

So I get up this morning to take a shower.   Couldn’t get any hot water to wash my face, but –ok– no problem, sometimes it takes a long time for hot water to get all the way upstairs.

So I turn on the shower and wait a few minutes… still no hot water.  Hmm… getting concerned now… Continue reading “Well, Isn’t THAT Special?”

Honey Buttercup Lotion

Despite many frustrations today, I was able to pull off a single lotion making endeavor.  I wasn’t sure what to call this one. The fragrance is Brambleberry’s Wildflower Honey.  It is a beautiful floral / honey scent that reminds me of sweet little Grace Ingalls running (and tripping) through the meadow in the opening scenes of Little House on the Prairie.

When I decided to add a little touch of colorant, it took on this gorgeous, gentle buttery colored hue, so I decided for now to call it “Honey Buttercup”.  I toyed with the idea of calling it “Grace” but felt maybe I was getting too obscure. Continue reading “Honey Buttercup Lotion”

And, we have reached the finish line!

Hooray!   I am finally done with all my 56 remakes and am moving on to the next phase!   It took months, and some things had to be made more than once, but my persistence has finally paid off.

With this little candle, I am now done, and so happy to be starting next weekend with taking my final pictures of everything.   Continue reading “And, we have reached the finish line!”

Getting there…and moving on.

After months and months of making the same products over and over again, I am getting close to the end of that project and already starting to do my research and stocking up for my next project.

Today I received a haul from Camden Grey and LotionCrafter.  Tomorrow I am expecting a few things from Nature’s Garden, and perhaps Saturday, from Glenbrook Farms Herbs.

Continue reading “Getting there…and moving on.”