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Being Crafty

Lately I’ve been on a craft kick. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting. Now, Soap making. I’ve been hitting Hobby Lobby to get some things, but I’ve also been hitting thrift stores as well, getting crock pots, spoons, and other things because I want to start making soap using KOH and NaOH (Lye). I want to make my own liquid castile soap, instead of buying Dr Bronner’s (not that I don’t like it.  Dr.-Bronners-Soap I just want to make a lot and not worry about how much I am using for the purposes I use it for. In the next couple of months I will start with basic soap and work my way to liquid castile soap. I don’t plan on selling any of the soap, I just want it for home use, and I want to know the stuff in the soap my family uses. For example, my son gets a severe reaction to aloe, I want to make sure that there is no aloe in the soaps we have, both liquid and solid.


Since I have more time because work is cutting my hours, I will have more time on my hands to work on all my craft things.

Life Update

It’s been quite a while since I last blogged, it’s been busy for me. I am more settled in with my current job and now I have time for all the crafting that I’ve been doing. I completed the quilt that I started back in December and sent it to my brother and sister-in-law as a gift for their first child.

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Here’s the front and back. Once I completed it, I was surprised at how it turned out. It was my first quilt and I am quite happy that it’s done. I am going to take long break before I start on another one.


I am teaching myself how to knit and crochet , because of this I’ve gotten a little obsessed with yarn. I completed two beanies that I included with the gift quilt (I didn’t take a photo of it) one beanie I made for myself and I also made a thick scarf for myself.


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I love the way they turned out considering that I’m a complete beginner with the quilt and the knitted items. I am practicing with my crochet projects, and once completed (or semi completed) I will make a post like this again.  Wish me luck! 🙂