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Archive for February, 2014

Slicing day

Whoops, didn’t mean to keep anyone in suspense:

bars o' soap


Just looking at this picture, it reminds me of cheese.  Mmmm, cheese.

Off to look up cheese-making . . .

Lo and behold, it’s soap!

block o' soap

Today was unmolding day.  Tomorrow will be slicing day.  Then 10 days later, it will be using day.

I wish the blog came with smell-o-vision because it smells awesome.

Why look, it’s a new hobby.

In my last post, it should be pretty obvious that one of these days, I’m going to have a new hobby.  Well, it may not be the only one.

I went to a soap-making class today.

The makings for soap


The workshop was held at The New Harmony Soap Company.  We got a quick history on soap-making and a rundown of the process, then we went into the basement and commenced the saponification.  At the end, we had a two-pound batch of sweet-smelling soap.  Mine is a lavender/vanilla/patchouli blend.

It’s the perfect mix of chemistry and creativity.   I love it.

A loom in January, a soap class in February – wonder what will March bring?