I used 6 lbs of low sweat CP looking base, added fragrance, sea salt and probably added too much cocoa butter. It was in the fridge today for about 8 hours, and I can still dent the top of it and squeeze the sides of the plastic loaf mold. Shouldn't it be solid by now? If I did add too much cocoa butter, how can I solidify it without buying more soap? More salt maybe? Clay? I need this to be ready in 3 days! Thanks.
Here's another dress I made for Melody. I just traced a tank top she had and added a yard of skirt with tulle underneath. It's all cotton knit waffle with a ribbed waist band. The bow is a detachable pin. I'm so proud of this one. I want one in my size! Thanks for looking.
I am so proud of this dress! I'm not very good at reading patterns (or at sewing for that matter) so up until now I've free handed any clothing or accessories. I made this dress for my daughter's school picture day instead of buying her something she'd hardly wear. I bought one of those 2 hour patterns that actually took me almost 3 days to complete. But, I am happy with it, and all my time spent on this was worth the many years she can grow with it.
Hey craftsters! So...I've been stuck in Twilight Land for the past week, and almost everything I do revolves around vampires these days. (Yes. I have become one of those obsessed "fanpires" of an over commercialized teen love story, *Hangs head in shame* but it's just not the Kitschkween way to hide what truly enjoy.) The new uber obsession prompted me to create this hand drawn stencil image. It's pretty self explanatory, but I will describe it anyway. It's a set of vampire teeth. The fangs are at the ends and the word "eternal" take place of the middle teeth. My original design said "Bite Me" and I made another one that said "Love." I will post those when I make them. I love it! The fact that it's my own writing makes it even better! Thanks for looking.
Hello B&B craftsters! I'm new to this category and I have a ton of questions, but here is my first: I've just started making MP soaps, and I would like to upgrade from decorative to useful. My dream soap would contain dead dea salt, activated bamboo charcoal, green clay, and kelp powder. So far, I haven't found any soap that contains all those ingredients. Is it because it can't be done?
My other question is: is it worth investing those ingredients in a MP soap base? Does anyone have any suggestions of what MP soap base would be the closest to CP quality? I want my soap to detoxify, exfoliate and tone my skin without over drying. I wouldn't use it on my face, though.
Here's my 3rd question: what EO would compliment these ingredients? I don't want to use any fragrance, just the natural scent resulted from EO and the ingredients listed above. I was thinking something black pepper-ish or lemongrass. I want something fresh and natural, maybe a little musky, not too floral or too sweet. Woody orientals smell best on me.
Oh yeah, I also want the soap to be black. What can I do for that? I know the charcoal won't be enough to make an opaque black.
I've been making needle books all week and thought i'd share some with the class. I made a plain strawberry, chocolate dipped strawberry, s'more, and owl. I'm working on lots of owls in different colors right now. The strawberry pattern can be found here. I just pretty much made up the other 2 as I went along. Thanks for looking!
I just started started stenciling for real (printing and cutting them out myself), and I got a Yudu screen printing machine. The scissor stencil was painted in silver. After that dried I screen printed my crafty design over it in black. At first I didn't like how the design burned onto my screen, but it really grew on me. I made this shirt for stitch81 for the Ongoing Wishlist Swap.
Finally, after 2 years, I completed my Ichigo doll. I think I just got bored with it, because I didn't touch it for a whole year and a half straight. I started crocheting magnetic katamari balls a couple weeks ago, so that motivated me to finish her off. My daughter loves it and I'm happy with it. I used Ana Paula's Katamari Prince pattern found in her store: http://anapaulaoli.etsy.com. I didn't follow a pattern for the Katamari Ball, but it was inspired by Amy Shimel's pattern found on her blog: http://amysbabies.wordpress.com/magnetic-katamari-pattern/. Thanks for looking!