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1  UNITED STATES / Virginia / Richmond, VA on: July 08, 2009 09:55:08 PM
Always wanted to learn to make cold process olive oil soap? Scared of lye? What the heck is saponification?

Learn to make olive oil soap at Soapmaking 101 in Richmond, Virginia, Sunday August 19! $85 includes all materials - students will each make their own batch of soap to take home (about 8 or so bars' worth). All you need to bring is a shoebox or tupperware!

Class is limited to 10 people - register online today at http://www.primitivesoaps.com

2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Some recent recipes! on: May 02, 2009 01:53:21 PM
Wow, those look incredible! I love love love the rosemary, mint and green clay one!

One question~on the honey one, you have honey listed before lye....so do you use more honey than lye? Or is it not listed in order of the amount that you use them? I am wondering because I used too much honey one time and it kind of leaked out in unattractive beads, I'm wondering if there is a secret to using lots of honey?!   Grin

No, that ingredient list isn't in order of amount, I probably should be more careful to do that. I just type them as they come to my head... LOL....It's probably about the same actually.  I make really small batches - I think the lye on that one was 3 oz ... and I put a good bit of honey in directly after I mixed in the liquid (when its in milky stage). If you put it in after it starts to trace, I've had problems as well.

3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Some recent recipes! on: May 02, 2009 12:10:52 PM
I love the color that the honey turned the soap during curing!


Flax, orange, cinn and juniper!


Rosemary, mint and green clay. I need to practice my swirling and be more adventurous.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: ObAMI aka Obama "Yes We Can" Doll on: October 08, 2008 05:47:46 PM
His little eyebrows are perfect!!! Great job!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: crochet robot...with leiderhosen on: October 08, 2008 05:23:44 PM
This hits two of my major soft spots: robots and lederhosen.

LOVE IT!!!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Leather? I need to repair suede on: October 05, 2008 07:55:46 PM
yes - and that side seam is pretty seriously sewn together.  Sad
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first two sweaters! on: October 05, 2008 07:21:06 PM
So this one is a free pattern from Drops Design. I used Red Heart Super Saver since it was my first and I didn't want to make a big investment. I'm pleased with how it came out! Husband thought I needed a pipe in the photo... LOL




This was before I had sewn the other sleeve on. hehe




This is the Lion Brand Country Car Coat. I used the Thick N Quick when it came on sale at michaels at about half price. YAY!!! I paid for this pattern, which honestly kind of sucked and wasn't worth the 4 bucks. It was a simple pattern, SUPER fast and easy to work up, but there were a lot of corrections and some unclear places in it. I think they have a VERY VERY similar pattern on there for free that doesn't look as bulky. It's called something-white I think.

Excuse the ends.  Wink



I think I made the Small, and it's VERY big and bulky. The pattern flares out at the hips, which is unfortunate b/c I don't need to accentuate my hips. LOL... If I ever work the pattern again, I will make the back all the same width (Same width as the top).




8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Talk to me about cones of yarn on: October 05, 2008 07:10:33 PM
Cool, thanks everyone!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Talk to me about cones of yarn on: October 02, 2008 07:18:10 PM
So I like to crochet sweaters; I look on ebay often for lots of yarn on the cheap b/c we all know that 10-12 skeins of nice, non Red-Heart yarn can get pricey!!

So I see cones of yarn a lot ... is this meant for crochet/knitting? I've assumed it's more for weaving?

Thanks!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help!!! V Stitch decrease? on: September 07, 2008 08:33:39 AM
AHHHHH

Doy, that's it. I was trying to apply that to the beginning of the row I want to decrease, but you decrease at the end. Bleedin hell why was I making that so hard.



THANK YOU!!! *Smooches*
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