Friday, December 9, 2011

Cricut received

I received my cricut expression a few days ago. I haven't gotten a chance to use it yet but I'm looking forward to using it. So hopefully I'll get some time to work with it and can post some cute things.So now my next task is to sell my little cricut. I'm planning on putting it on craigslist.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I'm getting a bigger Cricut

I currently have the personal cricut machine that I bought from my co-worker. I really do love it but it's an expensive hobby. Well it's even a more expensive hobby for me now because I just got a super good deal on the bigger one. It's not the newest one but it's the Cricut expression, which is the larger size. They are very similar machines but this one can cut full size paper instead of me cutting the paper down. plus, I think it has a few other perks. Well anyways, I'm excited to get it and can't wait to start using it!!

Making soap and being busy

Well it's been awhile since I have posted and it's because I have been really busy. I've been apart of some craft fairs and I was trying to prepare for those. At the craft shows I sold the beaded silverware that I make, ornaments, and soap.

Unfortunately I didn't get around to take any pictures of the soap... shame on me. But it turned out really pretty. I actually bought a couple of those soap making kits that they sell at michaels. With each kit I was able to make 10 bars of soap. And making the soap was actually really easy.

First you take glycerin and cut it into small pieces. Next, You put it in the microwave for about 40 seconds, stir, and put in there for maybe 5 more seconds until it's all melted. Once melted you add as much fragrance, and coloring to it that you would like. Once satisfied, You pour it into molds. After it sits in the mold for approximately an hour or until it's hardened then you pull it out. This is probably the hardest part. I had to spend a considerable amount of time working at it to get it out of the plastic molds. Once I pulled it out it was really cute depending upon the mold you used. I used some molds that said "Handmade", "Natural", and then some that had floral designs on them. Then to complete it I used some ribbon to tie around the soap. This gave it a classy look.

All in all I would for sure make soap again. It's actually quite easy and it would make great gifts. If you have any suggestions on how I could pull the soap out of the molds please let me know. It would be nice not to have to work at it to get it out.