The Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair is getting closer! The dates are August 18th and 19th. The fair is in Newark, OH - not too far from Columbus. This is the second year for it. I really enjoyed it last year. The facility was wonderful and there were lots of good vendors. Can't wait to go back this year with even more soaps than last year.
I've been busy!
Newest batches are in the oven - Tropical Vacation With A Lime made with Shea and Coconut Butters and Coconut Milk, Carrot Cupcakes made with Coconut Butter and Carrot Juice, and Zanzibar Spice made with Shea Butter.
On the to-do list - Chocolate Drop, Pearberry, Lavender Chamomile, Applejack Peel, Citus Basil, Herbessence, and whatever strikes my fancy. I'll have to put the soaping to rest soon, though, so I can start making the wonderful cream lotion, butter bars, sugar polish, etc.
To the right is a picture of the third tier of my trying racks. This soap will be ready to box up just in time to leave for the show.
Ah, here's the third of my beer soaps - Hazelnut Toffee made with Mt. Carmel's Nut Brown Ale. The beer and the fragrance oil makes a nice caramel brown bar. I topped this soap with a bit of ground hazelnuts and cocoa powder.
The third batch cut yesterday was Beach Breezes. This one is colored with a green oxide and an ultramarine blue. See that bit of gold on the top? It's Gold Sparkle Mica --- little bits of sunshine on the beach.
I'm having so much fun creating new soaps. But, I'm having even more fun using them! I have soap dishes at the kitchen sink, at every bathroom sink, and the soap rack in the shower is running over with bits of handmade soap.
I LOVE trying out the new soaps! I'm really liking the new the new soaps with coconut milk. I can hardly wait to try Carrot Cake with real carrot juice in it. I also have buttermilk freezing in ice cube trays as I type.
Seems there's another artist in the family - a budding finger paint artist. Rachael and Landen have been busy creating, too. After talking with Rachael last night, I think she's willing to try anything to distract him from the pain of cutting his molars.
Or, should we say body paint?