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Friday, 28 August 2015

I'm back!!

I am sorry for not updating in a while - life has got in the way....but here are some of my latest soap makes:





I invested in some cute moulds and have been experimenting..

Monday, 3 February 2014

I love the Orient...


When I first heard about ATC's I thought they were a strange craft. It was in fact a former penpal who introduced me to them. I was hooked within two makes! For those of you who live in the UK you might be interested to know that the stationery store ''The Works'' has a good range of ATC kits for sale (even online)!!

Here are some ATC's I made recently:

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Latest crafty makes...

I always find a sense of deep relaxation after I have completed a project. Here are some things I made lately:

I tried quilling for the very first time, quite surprisingly it was very easy & I soon got the hang of it!

Valentines Card

A gothic present for my sister (framed skull)

Nutty Owl - knitted by me

Long term project - Papier mache vase!

Dolphin picture for my mother-in-law

Monday, 7 October 2013

Scrumptious Soap Giveaway....

As you know I have been crazy about making soaps this last while.....I am giving away a piece of my Banana & Pear Delight homemade soap & one of my Strawberry & Vanilla Dream soaps (see pictures below)...to a lucky winner.       Just leave a comment below in the comments section to be included in the draw!!   Both are made of goats milk soap base which provides rich moisturizing properties with no harmful ingredients and is ideal for sensitive skin. Both aren't tested on animals either and contains no animal oils.  So, good luck!!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Banana & Pear Delight...another variation of my homemade loaf soap!

I am getting addicted to making these!

Looks almost good enough to eat & smells heavenly too!

Et, voila!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Strawberry and vanilla cream loaf soap!

I treated myself to some more soap making supplies over the weekend and here's what I made using a silicone loaf mold with the same principle as the previous recipe!

 I inserted some soap cubes/embeds onto the bottom of the mold before pouring the first layer of soap base into it.  After waiting for the first layer (vanilla cream) to cool slightly, I added a second layer (strawberry).
I left this to cool down overnight and removed the mold.

 Here comes my favourite bit - the slicing!

 I used clear cellophane to wrap the soaps and make them attractive and finished off with some labels.

 There you have it - some great stocking fillers for Christmas!!