One of the items we offered at our Middle Ages market stand was soap. I got into soap making several years ago and made my own for a short while but then eventually stopped. I decided it might be fun to offer soap at our stand, so I got out all my dusty supplies and made a few batches. This is the book I use when making soap. I usually always make the Basic Soap recipe. First I assembled all my supplies: distilled water, lye, kitchen scale (a must), glass jar w/ long wooden spoon, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, grapefruit seed extract, essential oils for scent. The next step, after assembling your supplies, is to measure your lye into the glass jar….
Craft Corner Archives
We were able to accomplish quite a bit yesterday in our craft/work day. When everyone arrived we began a group project of making mosaic stepping stones. This young lady is feeling the pain at the thought of breaking a pretty salad plate. Breaking tile and dishes was great for the boys. They did it with relish – with not one iota of remorse. After making our stepping stones we took a break for lunch. Then it was on to sewing for the girls and a wood working project for the boys. The girls were making little coin bags for our co-op day. We are going to hand out these bags with some fake money (what we’ll use for money we’re not sure about…
I bought this plate recently at Goodwill for half off – $2.50. I may not be the most savvy of decorators but I’m pretty sure the previous owner didn’t make a wise choice when they used blue/red ribbon with a pink plate. It kinda makes me want to shudder when I look at it. But take that ribbon off and I don’t think it’s half bad. The problem is my house isn’t pink, much to my husband and boys’ delight; so I want to paint the plate white. I thought I read somewhere that this was possible. Is it? If so, what special paint should I use?