My daughter and I have been spending lots of Mommy-and-Me time together since her brother started school on Monday. We've been making little projects everyday, little things to remember our last few days of Summer before they are all gone and Autumn arrives.
The last few days have been filled with soap. We bought some fun molds and since we don't have a microwave we're using a dedicated metal pot and clean wooden spoon. I found these Victorian Style Rose Soap Molds and knew I had to have them.. I love all things vintage, or all things that look vintage. We did a few different colors with a Shea Butter Soap base.. I have to admit, I didn't really 'get' that the white of the soap would effect the colors so much (talk about fibro-fog), but I think the lighter, pastel colors are very feminine and... I like them.
Finding a way to wrap the soaps presented a bit of a challenge. How do you wrap an oval soap? Well, so far we've tried regular plastic wrap and shrink wrap. The shrink wrap is great, but you really have to figure out the right amount of plastic to use before you start blowing heat at things - especially meltable things!
We wrapped up soap to send to Gramma and Great-Grammy and a few Aunties and a Nona too. We had a few bars left over, so those made it into our little Etsy Boutique.. I wonder how many mommies on there have their 5 year olds helping with production? My son actually told me he'd like to open his own store to earn money for more legos... wonder what sort of things he'll want to create?
Anyway.. I hope everyone is enjoying their last few days of Summer with or without your little ones~
Until Next Time...