Monday, April 27, 2009

What I Made Over The Weekend

The weekend was gorgeous, and I made soap (what else is new?) I find the weekends to be the best time to actually be productive-making something, that is. By the time I get home from work, the day is basically shot. I'm dog tired mentally, and the last thing I feel like doing is making something. During the week, I'm usually in my "planning" stages. I'm thinking about what it is I actually want to make, what color and scent I want it to be, and how I want it to look. I also do most of my networking and promoting during the week. That's another job in itself!

So, what did I make? I made this batch of soap scented in Pink Jasmine Musk. I don't know how to describe this scent. It's definitely feminine. It's soft. It's floral. And it is musk-y. My dining room lingered of this fragrance for hours after I poured and insulated this batch. My intent was to make this a pink and green soap, but I had a momentary memory lapse and grabbed the brown mica instead. One mistake I've been making is to add my mica at a light trace. That aint workin'! By the time I whiz the mica into the soap to get it all mixed in, it's at a very thick, pudding-like consistency. The good part about that was I was able to create these cool-looking swirls on top. I'm going to start adding my colorant right after I add my lye mixture to see how it works.

Well, what do you think? Have you noticed that I've been using my straight cutter a lot lately? No, shame on you for not being observant*-D
Epilogue: I've named this soap Pinky Musk-adero! I loved Pinky Tuscadero from Happy Days because she was soooo badass!


Anonymous said...

Ummmm, yummy. I lurve homemade soap!

Anonymous said...

First time visiting your blog. I love the look of the soap.

Nyblaque said...

OOO those look so good.. gosh girl do you HAVE to make your soaps look like candy bars and slices of gourmet chocolate cake or ....ok wait I'm hungry now...danggit !!

Love the soaps babe,I'll be shopping with you soon,


Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Keep swelling my head with all your lovely compliments-or is it complements?? LOL...

I'm crazy-didn't you know that by now???

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

I noticed you changed cutters :P

so what scent is next up?

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