Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm broke!!! :-)

I just placed another order with Bramble Berry... And I feel broke... Poor husband... :-)))
That's how it starts! Your creativity... First you try, you like it, then you can't wait to try more, and more, and more... I bet it sounds familiar, doesn't it? :-)))

Ok, I can't wait, until I get my box! The only thing that I don't like about Bramble Berry - shipping cost. $17. Ouch!!!

I did it!!!

Ok, my box arrived yesterday!!! Full of fun stuff. I was so excited that barely could sit still and finish my dinner. The day before I went to the dollar store and bought few baking dishes and containers to use them as molds (just $4.20!!!)

I got few micas and dioxides (I hope I spelled it wright :-)), dozen fragrance oils and cherry FO as a free sample and pound of each clear and white soaps from Bramble Berry (

For few days I was watching episodes on YouTube - Soap Queen TV with Anne-Marie. It is a GREAT tutorial for the beginners like me, she explains how to melt soap, add oils and colors, do layers and swirls. So I followed her instructions to make a swirl soap. What a fun!

1. Cut soap in a little pieces and melt it. Will never do it again. I had to reheat it over and over, as I was too slow and it would harden on me. Add Fragrance oils (0.25 oz per 1 lb or 1.5 tsp).

2. Pour first clear layer and sprinkled with the Fairy Dust :-)

3. Mixed different colours and made swirls. (For future - buy liquid colors, it is a hassle to make them!)
4. Done! Let it stand for 4-6 hours. I left it overnight. This morning it looked like this and smelled cherries :-)
Now I need to find out where I can get more base! :-)))

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

THIS is what I call Winter!

That just made my day!
Sometimes I just hate 8 months winter with that cold weather, wind, snow with the ice on the roads, brrrrr.... But when you wake up in the morning and that is the first thing you see - it just lifts you up and nothing else matters. I love it!
Elena Z.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I don't know if it is winter, cold weather, mom is gone or what else, but I'm so sad!
It's like there is that big emptiness inside, you feel like a looser. Suck at work, suck at school, suck at home, everywhere... Yeah, I know, some people call it "depression"...
Well, I don't know what to do, I ate so much chocolate tonight, that my belly is hearting. But I feel so lonely, that in the middle of the night I had to get up and write about it. Really??? God, I gotta change something about it...

OK, back to the soap making. My sister-in-law ordered some stuff for my birthday, so it should be here sometime this week. I can't wait!!! Since I don't have any plastic molds and don't want to spend on them either, I went to the Dollar store and bought 4 different molds (actually it is a baking pan, round container, 4 small baby snack dishes and a tray with 3 nice dishes), and it was only $4! Yay!!! I'll have to see how they're going to work though. It is also looks like eBay might be a good spot for molds, I'll have to check that out.

Elena Z.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Got bored!

I probably spent couple hours thinking how to start my first post on my first blog, and.... didn't have a clue... so I just sat down and started to push some buttons :-)
I'm 26 y.o. EZ Girl from Russia (sorry about my English, I try to do my best. If you see any mistakes, please smile!)
To make it sweet and short - I got board over the weekend. It is two more weeks till school starts, my mom went back home (after 3 wonderful months that she spent with us), so besides going to work, cooking and watching movies I need something else.
Well, I'm pretty "crafted" person (means that I don't have both left or both right hands :-)) I love knitting, crochet, cross-stitching (I even won state competition when I was 14), not-too-hard sawing projects. But this time I just wanted something different, something that I've never tried. After few days searching of that something-that-I-would-like, I found a bunch of interesting websites, blogs, forums... And soap making... Yeah... After more time searching I know - I want to try it out!


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