Each and every time I make soap, I'm tickled down to my toes. I LOVE
the process - mixing the oils and butters with the lye, picking the fragrance and deciding on the design, watching as saponification takes place and the mixture becomes soap.
Then, there's using it! The creamy bubbles and the aromatherapy
experience in the shower. The silky feel of the lather and the way it makes my skin feel.
Just love it all!
A big HURRAY for handmade soap!
Shown here - top to bottom and left to right - Lavender Mint, Tidal Pool, Coconut Lime Verbena. YUM!
If you're interested in my soap, please check out my Etsy shop.
Tomorrow, Mom and I along with two friends, are heading up to Sauder Village for the rug hooking show and vendors. This is Rug Hooking Week at Sauder with classes all week. Last year was amazing and this year promises to be even more so. There are over 730 rugs on exhibit and, from the pictures I've seen on Facebook, they are extraordinary! The two friends that are going with us are new to rug hooking and will be absolutely stunned and amazed, I'm sure.
Here is a fall rug full of pumpkins that was on display last year. Love it!
Many of our guild members have rugs in the exhibit. We have such a talented group! Thirty-one of our guild members participated in a Sunflower Challenge. Everyone's pattern is 14" square and each person was given two pieces of wool fabric to use in the hooked piece. There were several different designs and some of us chose to design our own. They will all be on display in the Sauder exhibit. I can hardly wait to see them all together. Here is mine. I'll be taking a ton of pictures and will be sure to share some with you. One of the best things about this trip will be getting two new hookers HOOKED! Both of them are fiber people so I just know they'll love it!
On the home front - I can hardly believe that it is mid- August already. How did that happen?! My flowers are slowly winding down. The coneflowers are still blooming but my daisies' days are numbered. I sure have enjoyed
them. I love cutting them and bringing them inside to stick in vases throughout the house. Such little perks when you look around. Here is last Sunday's little arrangement. I love the daisy that looks like it went through a paper shredder! Such fun!
As always, thanks for visiting For The Love of Fiber! Stay tuned for a rug exhibit report!!!!!!