a lot has been going on around here. There have been house guests, soaping, canning, knitting and a little sewing and basket weaving!
This is the first try with my very own soap recipe. I wanted to try using all tropical oils, and should have used a fragrance that I'd used before, but I couldn't resist trying out Baby Rose fragrance oil from Bramble Berry. My friend Cathy helped, and even though it thickened much quicker than any of my previous soaps, we were still able to do a simple swirl and get it into my new cylinder mold. It smells great and I can't wait to use it!
Cathy and I also made Linear Swirl with Oxides together. I'm so glad she was there to help, because there were so many colors to pour into the mold! We chose White Tea and Ginger Fragrance Oil and it smells so good!
We have a really large garden harvest in progress and in wanting to save some pears for the future, I had my first adventure making a fruit butter. Although it too way longer than the recipe said, and wasn't finished until after midnight, it smells and tastes great!
Another canning project was pickles, which are resting and soaking up the vinegar to be ready for eating soon.
Finished up the Jeremiah Basket, which was a kit I purchased a while ago. I did swap out some of the reed, because some of it was scruffier that I like to work with.
On the knitting front, I usually have many things on the needles, but am currently working on Summer Moon.