Archive for February, 2014

Slicing day

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2014 by needlefingers

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!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 9, 2014 by needlefingers

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.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2014 by needlefingers

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?