Stifling my creativity.
Making me hesitate.
Rather than going with the flow of what wanted to be made I had been focused instead on what I should make. My wise friend advised me (very kindly and gently because that's how she is) to knock it off, already! (my words, not hers....but you get the idea)
Sooooo ...I have decided to make some changes here at Heirloom Soapworks ....specifically, I will be making only Limited Edition Natural Soaps. I may do more of a particular soap, but then again maybe not -perhaps in a few months or maybe not for a year.
Much of what I love about soaping is the ability to invent and create. Making the same exact varieties day in and day out makes Becky a
The great news: There will always be fresh, new varieties to try! (But if you love something -please stock up while you can.)
After this wonderful convo with my friend, I was surfing the web, reading blogs, and I was again inspired. This time by a soapmaker I don't know, Lori at A LIfe Deliberate Soap Co. She spoke of "breaking the mold" so to speak & doing a funnel technique using natural colorants. Now why had I never thought of that? For some reason, I had pigeonholed that technique as one that was only for bright, synthetic colors -crazy, huh?
Please click on the link above to see her incredibly lovely soap, and her informative video (she's added some pretty funny comments to the video -Oh how I love a soaper with a sense of humor!)
Stay tuned -(I had hubby hold the funnel for me as I tried the technique earlier this evening) I'll post pics tomorrow of
Plus we'll be drawing a winner tomorrow for our 3-Soap Giveaway around noon tomorrow!
Happy Soaping All! :D