Monday, April 22, 2013

Final Challenge for Amy's 2013 Weekly Soap Challenge - Leopard Spot Technique

Yeah ok so it didn't quite turn out as planned but it is interesting and this was a fun challenge. This soap will be called Black Raspberries & Cream.  I would like to thank Amy Warden for putting all these challenges together and please make sure to visit her Greatcakes Soapworks Blog here to see all the beautiful soaps artisans made during this challenge.  Saturday we will have the results posted in Amy's blog from this challenge but you should really take a peak at the beautiful soaps from all the previous challenges.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thank you Priscilla!

I had to brag on one of my goats!  Priscilla is a first time mom to two beautiful little bucklings.  She is doing an outstanding job on the milk stand helping me build up a supply of high quality goat milk for my soap. Priscilla is a Pygmy/Nigerian cross and produces a very rich milk high in butterfat that makes some really awsome soap! I am of course sharing with the two kids and her production is more than I can ask for.  So proud to have her!  Below is a short little video of Priscilla and her two kids I hope you all enjoy!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Amy's 2013 Soap Challenge - Week 3 - Mica Swirled Top

Well here is my attempt for the week three soap challenge!  My soap is fragranced in Mediterranean Olive.  It is actually the Lush Dupe of Olive Branch.  Love the fragrance but my colors were a little off. I wished I would have been lighter on the copper and stayed with the lighter green.  I just received a bunch of new mica colors and wanted to try them all out!  Well that is my excuse anyway....haha.  Next time I use the technique I will let the soap thicken a bit more before I texture the top.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Amy Warden From Great Cakes Soapworks Weekly Soap Challenge Week 2 - Elemental

Well here we are with week 2!  This challenge was an elemental in the pot swirl with one layer being cool colors and the second layer being hot colors.  Elemental is supposed to represent earth, wind, fire and water.  Mine turned out to be fire and water from the looks of it.    I only had a few hiccups along the way with an unstable mica I tried to use.  This soap will be called Morning Sunrise! The fragrance is a blend of lemon, grapefruit and orange, with a bit of tarragon, lavender, mints, geranium and a hint of a musk.