Tuesday, 29 July 2008

this is... very domestic

So my this is for this week, shows my current domesticity. I have been crafting... however I can not show my creations yet because they are a gift for someone who reads this blog everyday. So here are some other things I've been up to...
I've been buying cute second hand jars to store my pantry supplies in. The two smaller ones were found in windsor op shops & the large one was found at rosebud.
I purchased this arabia jar on ebay about 5 months ago, and I've been waiting very patiently fo it to arrive from Canada. Yesterday it came in the mail. The boy thought I had finally lost my marbles... as to save on packaging, they sent it in a box originally for an electric potpourri diffuser with the most hideous design you've ever seen. He was quite distraught that he had to open the box to get a good look at the thing, to discover with relief, it's true identity.
I was also inspired recently by the lovely Nichola, to make some soap. The recipe she used was for soap from scratch & it involves the use of caustic soda. I'm a bit wary of this stuff, so for my first attempt at soap making I thought I could make some re-batched soap. After a little while clicking around, I stumbled across this girl who had made some from a recipe she found here. So yesterday I got to it and whipped some up, I must say it was a bit tough on the stirring arm, but overall pretty easy & took about half an hour. I added almond essence & oats to mine for a good scrubby feeling. Now they just need a week to cure & they're good to go.

6 comments:

Little Snoring said...

I had a look at that soap recipe and it makes it look easy. Please blog about how it turns out (post curing) I would love to know.

Kirsty said...

Your soap looks wonderful Kitty.

Drewzel said...

I'm loving the soap too...but I have a strange urge to eat it!

CurlyPops said...

I'm loving that arabia jar....and I agree with Steph, your soap looks yummy enough to eat!

Emma said...

... The berries on the Arabia jar is lingonberry. Think you have tried some jam or something... Very swedish ;) Hope both you and Sam are well. Think I´m aswell going to try that soap-recipe... xox Emma

nikkishell said...

Fabulous soap!