Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Soap Confection

This is a project that Mariah and I had planned to do for Christmas gifts...but we ran out of time! So we finally got a chance to get together this week and make these little pretties. They are felted soaps, which is supposed to make the soap useable right to the last drop, and also act as an exfoliant when you soap up...so a doubly good thing. Plus they look nice, and are kind of hippie dippy. 
I love anything felted. 

We had such wrinkled fingers when done this batch, that we had to put off the 2nd batch of soap bars...but we'll get them done, right Mariah? They're easy and fun...we used home made soap from an Etsy seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilysgoatsoap...

... and the wool from another Etsy seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildhare

We learned how to felt soap on YouTube, so if your interested, there are numerous videos there to view. Tips we learned? Better to layer quite thin layers of felt, that have been kind of spread out a bit, and use very hot water (as hot as you can stand)...also a ribbed surface, like a sushi mat, or plastic ribbed tray, will save time by 'roughing' up the felt a little for you. Afterwards we hung out with Jared, ate pizza and watched Pride & Prejudice...a fun evening. I love that movie, and never tire of it. Next on the craft agenda is some sewing projects with Jen for Isabelle! 

1 comment:

Jennifer Dehghani said...

Sounds like a fun night! Last time I watched P&P was with with you too. Looking forward to this weekend. xox