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Cotton Candy soap

Last week I was busy making a wholesale order of cotton candy soap. I am pretty happy with the way this soap turned out. I made more to have in my shop before Christmas. 

I am making most of the gifts this year. I get frustrated when trying to shop for other people and decided to make afghans and bath sets. Handmade blankets can be passed down from one person to another and who doesn’t like to pamper themselves with a nice relaxing bubble bath? 

Do you like to buy or make your gifts? 

Busy week! 

My housework has been put on hold,  again! That is my plan for the day! This past week, I have been playing with ChapStick! Making my own! Looking for that perfect chocolate peppermint mix! 

I made a popcorn stitch hat for winter and made soap! 

I plan to call it Winter Garden. It will be available in my Etsy shop November 1st. I also made Sugar cookie soap. Sorry, no pictures, (my dog Patch is in my lap!), but I love how dark the fragrance turned the soap. Smells great and it too will be available November 1st. 

I have also been working on a baby sweater. It is finished, but needs to be put together! (Lots of unfinished projects for me to do.) 

My next plan of action is to buy a photo box for professional pictures. Any photo tips would be greatly appreciated! 

Melissa

Soap bags! 

Do you know that one frugal person who won’t throw away a sliver of soap because it would be wasteful? I have the perfect gift for them! Soap saver bags! 

Just throw the scraps into the bag and you will never waste soap again! Or put a whole bar in it! 

I just added these cute bags to my Etsy shop last night. Two bags for $5. Go check it out! The colors available are purple, orange, blue and holiday. 

I will be adding more colors eventually. I hope you have a great weekend! Melissa

Baby blanket 

No, I am not expecting, nor is any of my three daughters, but I am preparing! 

The weekend was busy as always! Those days are reserved for me to sit on the sofa, knit or crochet, make soap and watch YouTube videos on how to make handmade items! Yes,  I love my crafty life! 

The picture above is the newborn hat and blanket I made! I bought the yarn,  on clearance, at AC Moore. I still have a large skein left and plan on making a baby sweater with it. 

Of course I made soap! I used a pvc pipe to get a round shape and I let the fragrance do its work to discolor the soap to brown. The fragrance is Gingersnap. 

This is Love Spell! Such a beautiful scent! I can’t wait to use it! It will be available in my Etsy shop in six weeks. 

I loved the scent so much I made eyeball bath bombs with it! I will have these in my shop by tonight!

I have been putting up bookshelves in my craft room to have more hoarding space, I mean more space. It’s a nice sized room,  but when you are a crafter,  you need a warehouse! 

Have a beautiful Tuesday! Melissa

Soap bags and more

While my daughter has this week off from work,  we have been doing our favorite things, crafts! This is what I have been working on this week! 

Above is a hanging wash cloth. I have given it a test run and like it as much as the waffle stitch cloth. Again,  because of the cotton in it,  it will shrink some if thrown in the dryer. I like to hang mine up or lay flat to dry.

This is a soap bag. You put your scraps of soap in it,  pull the cord. It is a great gift for people who do not like to waste anything! (Myself included! )

This is yesterdays soap. Pumpkin and brown sugar! I can’t wait to cut it! 

And last but not least,  another waffle stitch wash cloth on my loom! 

Today,  I will be making more soap bags and Gingersnap soap. 

If you like boring pics of soaps and crafts, I am on Instagram and Snapchat. Melissajplum! 

Happy Thursday! Melissa