Friday, May 12, 2006
Mother's Day Washcloths & Soap
Here's a first, I'm actually done with a present in time to think about actually wrapping it! Yes, I am wrapping challenged, if it doesn't fit in a gift bag, it's probably not going to get wrapped. We won't even mention the number of times that I have "wrapped" a UFO, only to snatch it back to finish.
I even milled some soap to match (crayolas make wonderful dyes for soaps). They didn't come out quite as nice as I would have liked. Usually, I would mix the colored bits with the white, then pour into molds or into a slab to be cut into bars when dry. I didn't think I had enough time to allow for the soap to dry after milling, so I just dropped the bits into the mold and poured the white around them. My Mom's pretty cool, she doesn't seem to mind this kind of experimentation!
I've been using The Complete Soapmaker, by Norma Coney to make soap. This book has good pictures, clear directions and great ideas.