Friday, June 8, 2012


VLM by Sinnomen1977
VLM, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.
Still trying to catch Finish-It-Up-Itis at Casa De FM! These socks are for my hunny-bunny. I know, wool socks, just in time for summer! :) This is Berroco sock yarn in grey (can't remember the exact color name) and Red Heart Heart and Sole in Black for the cuffs, heel and toe. A basic 2X2 ribbed sock. I hope she likes them!

Adventures in Soap Making Part 2

IMAG0626 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0626, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.
Last weekend I spent quite a bit of time making soap. Lavender Vanilla soap to be exact. I picked up The Soapmakers Companion book awhile back at a thrift store and thought it would be a good idea to try. Maybe a money making venture, too? The Soapmakers Companion has a recipe in it for a basic bar using lye, water, essential oils (in this case I used lavender, vanilla and lavender buds; you can see them as the specs in the bars), coconut oil, palm oil, and olive oil. I bought the lye, and palm oil on Amazon, the other stuff could be had in any grocery store or herbal shop. I bought the oils at Chicory Hill Herbs at a very reasonable price and the saleswoman was very nice and helpful without being overbearing. I learned quite a few things and I know I can make an even better bar next time. Now that I've cut them into bar shape, they have to cure for up to a month and then they'll be ready to use!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lavender Soap

IMAG0603 by Sinnomen1977
IMAG0603, a photo by Sinnomen1977 on Flickr.

Yep. I've picked up ANOTHER addictive hobby. Soapmaking!