Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Soap and other fun stuff!

In my dreams, I'm a regular blogger.  But I just read an encouraging post about how to be better at that, so hopefully as I apply those tips I'll get better about it and you'll see more of me here!

But has gotten crazy here!  I started homeschool this week, so I've figured out a new routine to our day, and hopefully it makes room for both making kids literate, and for soap!

In the meantime, I've made some fun stuff!


 I made leaf, turkey, and pumpkin soaps using fallen leaves fragrance oil!  The girls helped me cut out the shapes, and were extremely cooperative that day so I let them help with other stuff too!  Hopefully this will be the start of more joint efforts.


 Here's a closer look at the leaves.  Each soap has two layers of color, so they're reversible to match holiday bathroom decor!


 And with the scraps from cutting out shapes, I made this fun autumn confetti soap!


I got a special order and part of it was for Peppermint Soap.  I was completely out, so I thought I'd try out my new colorants!  And WOW, what a result!


Since the Peppermint bars turned out so great, I thought I'd try something new and broke out the lollypop mold that's been languishing in the bottom of my mold bin.  Love the result, and I'm already sold out of them so looks like I'll have to make more!  I'm thinking these will do great at craft fairs this fall, and would make awesome stocking stuffers!


Since the girls were so helpful with the cut out soaps, I thought I'd let them make bath bombs with me.  Was my kitchen a wreck when we were done?  Absolutely!  But does bath bomb mix get mixed up faster with 4 little sets of hands in the bowl mixing away?  Yup!  It sure does!


 We made Green Tea w/ Himalayan pink salt and Pink Grapefruit Bath Bombs.  Both smell fantastic!


And then the pretty part!  I had someone special order bath bomb cupcakes for bridal party gifts, and her wedding colors are red/gold so I made these lovely little numbers for the bridal shower!  Honestly, they're the best ones I've made yet!  Maybe I'm actually getting the hang of piping bubble icing!  But let me tell ya, my wrists and hands were hurting for 48 hours after making them!  Not sure what I'm going to do if they turn into great sellers.

Anyway, hope your back-to-school week is going well at your house!  It's shaping up to be a great school year here at Sunbreak headquarters. :)

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been busy, Amy! All of your soaps look great. Great idea making the leaves reversible. And chunk embed soaps are always fun. I love both of the peppermint soaps, especially the lollipop. It's nice that your girls were able to help with the bath bombs. The cupcakes look good enough to eat!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! It's always a relief to find something that's do-able w/ the kids! And thank you for all the nice compliments! I feel like I have a long way to go, but it's nice to hear when something must have gone right. :)

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  2. Love the look of the embed soap, but they all look wonderful. I am doing a free fall soap sample on my blog, come on over and check it out.

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    1. I'll have to check it out, Paula. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. All so cute Amy! Love the leaves and bath bombs!

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