Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back To Work!


Are you like me? On December 26th, I am officially in "Christmas is over mode." I'm ready to move on. It's kind of a sad sentiment, but the hype is over, and I'm ready to start the new year, and a new life so-to-speak. With that being said, I'm ready to get back to doing what I love, and that's making soap! I have so many new things in the pipeline that I can hardly contain myself. I've got many new glycerin soaps in the works. While I love and appreciate the artistic skills of a glycerin soap crafter, I am not a glycerin soap crafter. I love working with glycerin (or melt and pour) soaps, but only if I have a really fun mold to use. I don't have the patience or skills of say a Milk and Cookeez, a Soapylove, or a Sunbasil Garden. They make fabulous glycerin soaps, and I will leave that to the experts! So where the heck I'm I going with all of this??? I'm rambling as usual, but the point is, I MADE SOME SOAP, lol!

I decided to use my silicone loaf mold for this batch, and it's scented in a dupe of Jo Malone's (the best dang perfumer in the world in my opinion) Black Vetyver Cafe. It's very spicy, some would even say incense-y, so dudes will dig it too. I love the long slices you get when using this mold. It sorta reminds me of biscotti (After much debating, I ended up cutting the "wings" off the soap. They just looked too weird for me.) I CPOP'ed it because it's now my preferred method of making soap now. So, stay tuned as I bring you more ramblings and of course, more soap!

6 comments:

milk and cookeez said...

Happy New Year Patrice! I love the look of your new soap-it looks totally edible, yummy!
As far as your compliment-you are too kind & you give me way too much credit-you pitted me up against the Big Girls, Im not there, yet :)
Im making some soap today-I cant wait-Christmas vacation is still on, but Im so itching to get back to work :) Have a wonderful anf PROSPEROUS New Year :)

yummy suds said...

I LOVE Jo Malone! Have many fragrances on my scent counter! :)

Have you tried low sweat m&p? I just bought some and apparently it doesn't need to be wrapped.
Down here in sunny, humid FLA all glycerin soaps sweat like a hooker at sunday service, so I figured I'd give it a go.
I'm thinking this is what DeShawn Marie uses to make her soaps. Have you seen those on Etsy? If not, check them out. Very very beautiful!

Happy New Year! Can't wait to get my rose soap :)

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Tammy, you're fabulous. Don't care what anyone says. You got Hugo to pose with your product-'nuff said:)

Ms. YumYum-I've admired DeShawn Marie from afar:) I really did how she folds hers soaps over like that. I used to make a fig newton type soap that folded over like that but not as pretty as hers...

Nancy said...

Hope you have a great new year -- that soap looks delicious!

One Creative Queen said...

I wanted to stop in a wish you the very happiest New Year! I hope all your dreams come true in 2010! xx

FuturePrimitive said...

love that soap!
nice blog x