MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Stirring the pot

 Yes, I've been stirring the pot again.  The pot of melt and pour soap that is!  This is a sampling of what has been added to the Christmas box....


Women's on the left, scented with brown sugar, vanilla
and cinnamon, with a little bit of cappuccino.
Men's on the right, scented with orange, clove,
cinnamon, lemon grass and with finely ground
walnut shells for exfoliation. 

- THESE would make great gifts!

- For the Star Wars fans, how about THIS or THIS??

- THIS is a really nice Santa pattern  (click on Format and then it will give you an option to get the PDF pattern for free)

- THIS is a tutorial for a rather cute Christmas-themed pot holder that would be quick to make.

Today's quote is from Aristotle..."There is only one way to avoid criticism:  do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing"



20 comments:

  1. Oh such pretty packaging. Soap making is one of those things I've always wanted to try, but suspect I don't have the patience for. I wonder... is melt and pour made for the likes of people like me?

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    1. I highly recommend melt and pour! It's so easy and you don't have to handle that awful lye.

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    2. I wonder if you'd do pix sometime when you're making soap?

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    3. Thank you - good idea! I'll do that, perhaps for my next post.

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  2. Your Christmas box is beginning to fill up with a lot of hand crafted gifts! WTG!

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    1. At the moment I'm starting to wrap some of it with the goal being to mail the gifts out to our family out west by the end of the second week of November. Fingers crossed I get everything done by then!

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  3. Soap is good. Will you be packing it with washcloths? I seem to remember you like that combo, tied with ribbon?

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    1. I have done washcloths in the past but have run out of time this year. They're getting hand knitted mittens instead. The soap is just a fun extra.

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  4. I have a Christmas bag to add gifts. The vinyl bag link might be useful - they will mail fairly flat.

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    1. I had some vinyl at one point but I'm pretty sure I've either used it or passed it on. Of course now I wish I had it!

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    1. I did something that's really hard (at least for me!) and harvested a book to get the paper and then just added a rubber stamped image on top. A little bit of jute twine and called it done!

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  6. You have been busy! Lovely packaging and I wish we could smell them..... I bet they are delicious! Christine xx

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    1. Yes, too bad computers didn't have smell-o-vision!

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  7. I've started my Christmas pile but nowhere near as far along and nothing wrapped. Those are so beautifully wrapped.

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    1. I have a target of two weeks from now to mail the parcel that's going to our family out west so that's why things are getting done. Not sure what I'm going to do with myself come the first of December when it's completely out of my hands.

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  8. Those soaps make great gifts!! Bet any one who gets one is really happy.
    xx,. Carol

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    1. I hope they like them - sometimes I don't hear any comments so I wonder.

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  9. Your soaps sound delicious and they are wrapped very beautifully. I will take constructive criticism and keep trying my best.

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    1. Well, I do hope they don't taste delicious too (hee hee!). Sorry, I simply couldn't resist.

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