Facebook Photo of the Week (July 26th ~ August 2nd)

Whoah. Okay, seriously. Where did that weekend go? We were so busy all weekend that I completely forgot to post Facebook Photo of the Week. It is hard to believe that August is already here and we are more than halfway done with the year. Jamisen starts pre-school soon. EEK!

If you’re already gearing up for fall craft fairs and preparing holiday gifts, we had a post full of tips for being successful at your next craft show. If you’ve got tips of your own, be sure to share them in the blog comments because we’d love to hear them too!

This week has also been full of pleasant surprises. Drumroll please — the Soap Crafting Book arrived to our warehouse early. You probably could have guessed, but I was absolutely beaming (and okay, maybe I shed a few tears of joy too)! You can order your own copy through Bramble Berry here. We shipped out all the pre-orders last week and any pre-orders that got in just under the wire on Friday are shipping today =)

As always, Bramble Berry’s Facebook page was filled with amazing photos of soaps, bath bombs and more. Check out this week’s feathery-looking feature below!

This week’s entry comes to us from Rebecca at Backwater Beauty. She used a technique that a fellow soaper created during the last Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge called the Feathered Mantra Swirl. The colors and design in Rebecca’s soap are so delicate and soft. This is a technique I’d love to try my hand at, and it’s such a nice twist on the traditional Mantra Swirl. Thank you for being part of our soapmaking community, Rebecca! Each week, I love seeing other soapmakers take the plunge with a new design.

Rebecca’s Website: Backwater Beauty

Rebecca’s Facebook Page:  Backwater Beauty

Be sure to post pictures of your soap creations on the Facebook page each week for a chance to be featured on the Soap Queen blog! 

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  1. Shanon says

    Hello everyone! For those who have already received their Soap Crafting book, is it spiral-bound or hardcover?

  2. Marleny says

    I just got the book!! Anne Marie it’s great I just looked thru it and for a newbie soaper like me it’s full of great artistic inspiration as to what can be done with soap.

    • says

      Good morning, Marleny!

      Thank you so much for your business! We are so excited to hear that it arrived and can’t wait for you to start experimenting with the recipes. :)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  3. Gretchen says

    I just went to the mailbox, and there was my book! It looks truly wonderful, and I can’t wait to work through it page by page. Pretty sure I’ll have to take some time off work (cough, cough)! Congratulations to all.

    • says

      Hi Gretchen!

      We are so excited that your copy of the book has arrived and can’t wait to hear more about your soapy adventures with it. If you get any pictures of the project in the book, be sure to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  4. Patricia says

    Oh my gosh! I just got my book! It’s gorgeous, Anne-Marie! And I am SO glad you made it spiral-bound since it can be laid flat! I was hoping for that. WTG!

    • says

      Hi Patricia!

      Thank you so much for your business! We are so happy to hear that your copy of the soapcrafting book arrived and can’t wait to see which is your favorite recipe. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  5. Jai says

    OMG my huuny told me I had a book to arrived and had no clue as to what he was talking about. Then he read the cover while I was at work and I immediately wanted to leave. This book is amazing and has the best photos ever!!! I’m not surprised that you will sell out and I glad I got me a copy. So proud of you and all your accomplishment Anne-Marie.

    Rebecca beautiful soap!

    • says

      Good morning, Jai!

      Thank you so much for your business, we can’t wait for you to try out the recipes inside. Be sure to let us know what your favorite soapy recipes are. :)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  6. Patricia says

    Beautiful mantra feather swirl & I believe I see the Blue Ridge Mountains in that other one. All are lovely!

    • says

      Good morning, Patricia!

      We are glad you got to stop by and check out this last weeks Facebook Photo feature. I thought the feathered mantra swirl was just perfect too! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  7. says

    Congrats on your book, Anne-Marie! How exciting! It’s on my wish list and I’m looking forward to reading it. The time has flown by – I can’t believe that it’s already almost time for Jamisen to start pre-school! And thanks for sharing Rebecca’s photo – her feathered mantra swirl is gorgeous!

    • says

      Good morning, Jenny!

      We can’t wait for your to get the book and let us know of your favorite recipes! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this weeks Facebook Photo feature, we hope you get a chance to try the feathered mantra swirl out. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  8. says

    I absolutely love that swirl!! I want to try, but need a wider mold I think. Great job of the colors, too!!
    Anne-Marie, I am soooooo excited to get my hands on the book!!! Can’t wait!!
    I preordered last month, any idea if it will show shipped on the acct page like regular orders do?? I’d like to know EXACTLY when it will be here!!!

    • says

      Hi Dawnia!

      Isn’t the swirl just gorgeous? In think that next time I try the mantra swirl, I’m going to have to feather it just a bit. Your book should be shipping out this week and unfortunately, we do not have tracking information on it, but it should show up soon! If you have any other questions about the book, be sure to let us know. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Allie says

        How is the book shipping? I’ve moved, and with no tracking info I don’t think I can tell FedEx to hold it, however USPS should forward it. Just wondering so as to avoid a nervy b, as I *can’t wait* to get this book!! =)

  9. Debbie says

    What an incredible job Rebecca! Never seen anything like it! Congratulations! Anne-Marie, congratulations to you too with your new book! Happy Birthday to me! Can’t wait! Thank you! :)

    • says

      Good morning, Debbie!

      It’s very different then anything we’ve seen either and love the twist on the typical mantra swirl. We can’t wait for you to get the book, let us know what your favorite recipes are! :)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • says

      Hi Jean!

      Thanks for stopping by and checking our the Facebook Photo feature, we are glad you enjoyed her design as much as we did. Thank you so much for your business! We can’t wait to hear about your favorite recipes in the Soap Crafting book. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  10. Monty says

    Just ordered it from Amazon because I am an Amazon prime member so 2-day shipping is free. Can’t wait til’ Wednesday!

  11. Lorena says

    I did forget about the book as I have moved. Made the baby fizzies and my daughter absolutely loves them. They sure make the house smell good.

    • says

      Hi Lorena!

      We can’t wait for you to get that book, be sure to take a peek inside and let us know which recipe you are planning on making next. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. If you have any fun pictures of those bath fizzies you made with your daughter, we’d love for you to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page.


  12. says

    Oooh! So excited about the book. I nearly forgot I ordered it, but now I have something to look forward to, although I don’t think the mailman wants me stalking him.

    Beautiful mantra swirl as well.

    • says

      Good morning, Erica!

      We are just as excited for you to get the book as well and can’t wait to hear what you think of the recipes. Be sure to give us your feedback when you get it! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  13. says

    I just went on and on about this soap of Rebecca’s on her FB page when she posted it. It is really so gorgeous and I could just stare at it all day! Congrats Rebecca!

    I am so excited to get my copy of the book! WOO!!!!