Wedding Soap (and first time someone paid me to make soap!). Lavender Mint and Chocolate Mint. I have wonderful friends who helped with the flowers. Really the did ALL of the flowers and I glued them on.
I successfully made French bread!!!! Biggest success as a home baker!!!! Yes this really warrants all these exclamation points!!!!!! The crunch, the smell, the texture, the taste….amazing… Really, it’s Peter Reinhart’s Pain a l’ Ancienne, but that’s even better. The Anadama wasn’t quite as good, but worth a shot.
When I make more than 30 loaves of awesome bread, my Christmas prep shall be complete and the world shall be won!! (this is my pre-baking binge warrior stance…be afraid).
Three months ago, I started this lovely yarn. Then lots happened: death of a loved one, coworker leaving, promotion, and work’s busy season (schools and special events)…So, I’ve been on hiatus! However, I finally finished this lovely angora blend! It may have been one of the hardest rovings to deal with (way to densely packed), but it looks great. I’ve decided to call it Ray because it reminds me of rays of light, and because I started it right before my uncle passed. Love you Uncle Ray. Something small for you :)
It’s already one of those weeks. I need something happy so I thought I would share my kitties. What’s better than happy fluffy love?
Rosemary Peppermint Soap! Successful Swirl with this one! Annie and I had fun here, and these bars are setting up nicely. Already hardening and whitening after a couple days. I just love how each cut is totally different!
ALPACALYPSE! This is my official yarn-making shirt! Seriously, I want a Llamageddon one now too! http://www.threadless.com/product/5091/Alpacalypse
On the wheel now. SO PRETTY! Another backlog roving from Christmas 2011 (the year everyone bought me roving). Angora blend.
Finally Finished the Monet Colinette. I think I might have serious feelings for this one….584 beautiful yards (and I still have one more 6oz braid of roving to go!) I don’t think I’ve made any other yarn this perfect (or I might just be playing favorites right now.
24 skeins it is! The husband brewed a Red Rye Pale Ale while I set some new and old skeins. Love these colors, and happy to have the backlog cleared out!
It’s a beautiful day to set some skeins. I’ll admit, I’m terrible at remembering to set them when I finish spinning. So today, I just decided to set everything…or at least what I could get to while the hubby brewed.
I can’t believe I have never introduced: Jacques Bah: Ninja Sheep!
A coworker made him for me for Christmas 2 years ago due to our random conversation about ninja sheep. He still proudly sits on my desk, waiting for the best moment of attack. I just love the details! I mean, throwing stars? sword?! Mustache! AHHH!!!! I bet Heather could sell these…all to me!
I think my first batch of castille soap looks a little like brie, but I promise not to try to eat any! It smells wonderfully clean, but it need to cure still for a LONG time. Castille soap (and yes, I do pronounce it Castiel soap now thanks to my husband) is 100% olive oil soap. Very moisturizing with little lather, it is still kind of a luxury soap. We’ll see how it goes. I’m told the yellowing is normal.
Annie suggested we put little handprints in the bars…to show that this soap will grip you tight and raise you from perdition. I like the way she thinks.
Korben Dallas Multipass does not want to wait for the roving to become yarn and the yarn to become something fluffy to lay on. He likes it just fine the way it is! Also, here is a better look at Monet by Colinette (what Korben is using as a bed and what I am currently spinning). Yes, I took the photo on my floor (it’s clean, I promise!) because it has the best light! Again, I admit I need a better camera situation.
So I have resorted to organizing an entire shelving unit for soap! These are some of my test batches too. Not bad right now, but I sorely need to invest in both an actual camera and setting up a small photo booth.