Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
I am still sewing. I promise. It's just everything I make recently is a Christmas gift and I can't share my projects until I share the gift.
So I will share this with you instead.
(Lavender soap with dried lavender buds)
A couple of years ago I took a class with Tracy Adams at the John Campbell Folk School on soap making. If you ever get a chance to go to the Folk School take it. It is a truly wonderful place to learn all sorts of traditional skills.
(Citrus soap with bergamot, sweet orange oil and calendula flowers)
Since then, a couple of times a year I get to work making soap. It is pretty much the only soap my family uses and I give a bunch of it out at the holidays. I skip all the dyes, colorants and fragrance oils which can irritate your skin and use only essential oils and natural ingredients.
This year a couple of my gal friends and I got to work mixing up some amazing bars of soap.
(Creamy mousse soap with patchouli and balsam peru essential oils)