We've suddenly found ourselves in a very quiet, restful period of time. For now! Between flipping and selling a house down our street, and on the road to starting our family by newborn adoption, we're in a place of sweet contentment. We know we are so blessed in any stage that we have entered!
We're making best use of this transitional period we have with a few house projects (so maybe it's not restful in that sort of sense!)- I'm not on here so much but you can find me working on Instagram:) link on the right. My ETSY shop will be opening soon and I'm also spending a great amount of time preparing for craft shows later this year (already!).
Aaaanyways, let me just show you the pretty things I've been doing;)
these will be available for purchase at the shows -
check the Shows tab for locations in NE Ohio!
Something I said I'd never do, but I love them!! Doubled-up, totally cotton, adds soft color to our dinette. I'll be making more:)
Baby blankets! Can't have too many (at least I don't think so) -
I made a pile of them (in addition to those that I've already posted!), for a boy or girl (we don't know yet what our baby will be)... quick to whip up and oh-so-sweet!
One of the house projects that we're doing is creating the baby's nursery. Right now, the room is a warm yellow color, which I love!, but I'd like something brighter + softer - I will post pictures of the new look and how I've decorated it, it's going to be SUPER CUTE!! Lots of handmade items + one-of-a-kind touches;)
Cold Processed Soap
Last but most-definitely-not-least, actually my FAVORITE of all, is my natural cold process soap. I'm going crazy excited over these. I've been doing my homework on this for so long, and I'm extremely happy that mine turned out only as I could hope, the first time! CP Soapmaking is not like cooking, as I expected it to be - I cook like my mom, I throw things in like I want. It's more of an instinct. CP Soapmaking is more precise than even baking. It's a chemical process so the recipe has to be within 1/10th of an ounce. (Is "more precise," correct? If it's already exact, I can't make it more exact:) Unless I use the words "more accurate.")
Still, there's room to be creative!
This one is Pink Grapefruit topped with Sea Salt. Loaded only with oils and butters (Shea Butter + Cocoa and more!), my soap is going to be super lathery and incredibly soft! Now I just have to wait 4-6 weeks for it to cure before I can use it. This is my test batch, after that time, I will have more scents available for purchase in my ETSY shop! Rose Clay + Avocado oil facial bars, layered beach scents, I really took the time to create a line that is top-notch:)
Does this inspire you?