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More Color Samples

I’m working on putting together visuals for my talks on color at the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild annual conference in May in Miami. These are today’s sample batches –  Clockwise from top – an example of a triadic color scheme with … Continue reading

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Sweet Citrus Soap

Out in the Sheddio today I cleaned and organized and – ! – MADE SOAP!  A new essential oil blend with Orange, Grapefruit, Lavender, Clary Sage, Benzoin and Ylang Ylang.  I swirled it and it is currently on the dining … Continue reading

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Black Rose Soap

BlackRoseSoap3.jpgOriginally uploaded by AliciaGrosso Inspired by a windy, wild and chilly day, I’ve been making these beautiful Black Rose soaps. They are scented with an ambery, woody, resinous and somewhat sweet fragrance.

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The End of the Intensive

Again from my second floor room, the leaves of the alder trees are moving in the wind. We kicked off today with a class in the basics of Cold Process soapmaking.  That started at nine, then we broke for a … Continue reading

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Weekend intensive, end of Day One

What a day.  After a morning of being treated to what continues to be “to the ends of the earth” hospitality, we kicked off the day with getting a foundation in Melt and Pour (and a lot more) from one … Continue reading

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In the City by the Bay

I got in last night without a hitch, the Real Annabella, her daughter E and son R picked me up at the airport.  Today we went to Oakland briefly to pick up the order of class supplies at TKB Trading.  … Continue reading

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A very warm Sunday

The bunnies are looking for zippers, the kitties are boneless.  I’ve got a nice steady workflow going – bottling, labeling, writing, packing boxes, etc.  If we keep the fans on all day it helps keep the house cool.  Even the … Continue reading

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The Sheddio is Humming!

We’ve got at least four cold process batches slated for this evening!  Then a salt bar, some soap casting batches, lotion making and something else that I can’t think of right now…  I’ll post pictures of today’s work as it … Continue reading

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Home, where the Wistaria is fixin’ to hork.

We got back this evening – John is such an amazing driver.  I just sit and zone or sleep, sometimes I knit.  But mostly I sleep through it. I’m hoping for a day of rest and restoration, then some Annabella … Continue reading

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Amber Soap Packaging

I tie the packet with spindle-spun yarn made from wool from the SOA trip to Wales.  Love the incongruity of the palm trees outside my kitchen window…

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