On Sunday, my girlfriend Laura (who went to the soap-making workshop with me) came over for the day to make soap.
She made two batches of Lavender/Rosemary oatmeal soap.
I made a batch of Vanilla Oatmeal soap and a batch of Chocolate Tangerine (the photo of the Chocolate Tangerine didn't turn out).
As a brand new soap-maker, I think I've been really fortunate. All of the batches I've made have turned out. I haven't had issues with the mixture separating, the soap being brittle or any of the other common problems that can occur. The thing I do have a problem with is the scenting. I chock it up to being a newbie and not knowing exactly what scents go together or how much to put in.
I'm done with soap-making for a while now (I'm sure you'll be pleased to read that!!!). I want to wait until the soaps I've made have completely cured so that I can try and figure out my mistakes.
Now I'm going to try to finish knitting the bag that I started BEFORE Christmas!! I thought it was going to take me a day or two to knit and I'm still not done! The bag is knit, half of one strap is knit, all I have to do is finish the strap I'm working on and make the other one. Once the knitting is done, it's time for the fun part, felting!!! I might try to finish that up tonight.