This break from soap making gave me some time to actually use my soaps almost as if I didn't make them. It was kind of fun to just grab a bar of soap without thinking about what was in it and use it. I realized I prefer softer and creamier soaps. I knew that and yet I didn't know that. I was using a harder bar of soap and then I grabbed one of my palm free soaps and loved it. I dug out the recipe and saw all of the lovely oils in it (avocado, shea butter, and cocoa butter) and thought that I really need to make this one again. Sure, I use it up a little faster than a harder bar of soap, but the creaminess and lather really make up for it. It's luxurious. I feel motivated again to make more. I think I might go back to simple soaps. In fact, I did make a simple soap scented with Chamomile from Natures Garden and I really enjoyed making it. This was the harder soap I made and while I enjoy it, I would make it using my palm free recipe next. I just wish I had more of this fragrance oil!
So what else have I been doing with my life? I had the urge to start sewing again. This time I decided to make skirts out of old shirts. It's amazing the tutorials you can find on the internet! This one was made out of my husband's old polo shirt and a t-shirt of mine that I didn't like anymore.
The second one was from a simple black t-shirt and an old white t-shirt of mine. I love making new out of old! Plus, I didn't realize how comfortable skirts were for summer! I made this one with more of an A-line shape to it with less gathering at the waste. My next goal is making more of a yoga style skirt. I may just have to buy a pattern for that however. I just hope I don't need to use a serger, because I don't have one!
Sometimes we call them gravel grinders because we're suffering on the gravel. But then a beautiful view comes into focus and it makes it worth it.
That's about it for now. Happy soap making and happy adventures!