I went on a wee bit of a shopping spree this morning on Etsy. I bought this creative soap from the MagicHands Workshop in California. The soap is using our very own Winter Grapefruit.
I couldn’t justify yet another Letterpress card set so soon after my last binge. But …. I did. In my mind, the fact that I sent out two “Congratulations” cards yesterday and two “Thank You” cards today means that I am almost out of cards and need more. It’s not a legitimate justification but PistacioPress‘s beautiful work tipped me right over the edge.
In other news, the Blog Direction Survey has been completed by about 20% of our active daily readers. Right now, over 80% of you are asking for more soap projects and only 16% want more candle tutorials. I wish I would have had this information before I knocked myself out with massage candles this weekend (ha ha). But, if you’re reading this and thinking, “Hey! But I really want to learn about candles!” and don’t want just 20% of the readers to decide the direction of the blog – make sure to fill out the two-question survey located here.
Finally, Playing with Soap has a great tutorial on making soap with Beet Juice. Notice the before and after colors?
Click here to go see her experience in using this natural colorant in soap.
lol, no, unless… you’re planning to make a whipped mocca-icecream sort of soap or something similar. In that case it definately has potential! 🙂
Beet Powder on the other hand can give soap a beautifull magenta red colour, just make sure to let the soap gel!
I’m getting that error message as well. It looks like a new addition to her site – the protected thing – so hopefully she’ll open it up again soon.
Either way, you can still see what beets do in soap. Not such a good color, eh? =)
Unfortunately I can’t read the Playing with Soap blog… 🙁 I have to be invited to be allowed to read it, but how do I get invited?
“Blogging by Committee” – what a great term. It also goes right along with something that Bob Bloom said last night when I had the privilege of hearing him speak – he said, “No one can develop your strategy for you. That’s YOUR job.”
So, your comment kind of goes along with that.
Michelle in NV, the ground bugs colorant would be fun to get and make soap with – just for the “Ewwww” factor. I’m sure little boys would love it!
I’m dying to hear about the massage candles. And about your new store search (although I’d like to put a vote in for the Vancouver/Fraser Valley area of BC — there’s a lovely new commercial park being built a few blocks from me that would be perfect!!!). And the business, crafty, and life things you write about every day.
Although I think taking a poll can be a good thing, I think this blog works well because it is all about what interests you and what is going on in your head. We have blogs just about soaping, others just about candles, and others about business — what makes your blog so interesting is how you bring it all together with interesting links and thoughts. Please don’t blog by committee…I’m enjoying what you are offering so much!
Steph is such a master soaper! Her blog is great!
I love the reaction of the beet juice. I bet that would be a neat video to watch. (I just read what I wrote – wow, I need to get out more!!!! I am really wanting to sit and watch a video of beet juice changing color as it meets with lye.)
I love this paper!
I like to use natural colorants, but have only had limited luck with cp soaps. I love the one that is ground bugs. My daughter took that to her Whole Earth Science class. The teacher loved it.
Michelle in NV