Felted Soap

One day last fall the hubs and I took a ride to go visit an alpaca farm.  We were playing with the idea of getting a few alpacas to add to our little farm but decided to get goats instead.  While we were visiting, the women gave me some wool roving to bring home so I could try making felted soap.  I had never seen or heard of felted soap before until she showed me some.  I was intrigued. Felted Soap! The process is so easy and so much fun.  All you need is some soap,  some roving, an old stocking or plastic sandwich size bag (optional) and water.  I believe you can buy roving at a yarn and fiber shop or order it on line.  They also have fiber fairs that you can attend and I’m sure you would get some really good roving there and probably even get…

Reasons

I’ve been a bad, bad blogger.  I’ve been MIA.  I told myself that I wasn’t going to do this, just disappear for days, weeks with not even a hello, or a goodbye.  I’m so ashamed.  But… and there is always a but… I have had good reason.  Well several good reasons actually. Reason #1. My son Kristopher is playing Rugby and he just celebrated his 18th birthday. He is my youngest and a darn good Rugby player! After every game both teams get together to share a meal, so I’ve been cooking lots and lots of pasta! 4 pounds of baked ziti! Reason #2 The weather is just starting to warm up, the snow is gone and I can finally get outside in my gardens.  They needed to be raked, cut back, fertilized and readied for planting. I made rooting hormone using willow branches I planted my cold weather crops like…

Good Clean Fun!

Today my daughter and my grandson came over to help me make soap.  O.K. They came over to swim in the pool, but when they heard I was making soap they reluctantly willingly were forced volunteered to help me. My willing volunteers If you’ve never made soap before let me tell you, it’s a very rewarding experience.  It is a way to let those creative juices flow.  You can make all kinds off different soap, different colors, different textures, different scents.  Today we are making Rosemary-Lavender Soap.  My herb garden is overflowing right now with both of those ingredients so I thought it would be the perfect way to use them.  Just keep in mind that when you make soap you are working with Lye.  Lye is a very dangerous substance so you need to take all the necessary precautions. Wear gloves  Tie back long hair keep pets and small children out…