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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.

I made a thing!

I made my daughter a tank top to go with her Halloween costume. I feel so accomplished!


So…long time not blog. I’ve been busy with work…and life…and a new hobby. I bought a sewing machine (on credit) and it’s pretty nifty. I’ve been watching YouTube videos on the basics of sewing machines and clothing making, stitches, etc.


I’ve bought lots of things, tons of thread, measuring tape, two different bolts of fabric and all I’ve done so far is use the sewing machine to mend holes and hems in clothing. I do plan on making something. Hopefully I won’t mess up. If successful I will post a picture of the finished product.


I swear I’ll get back to writing and video blogging and all that as soon as I make something useful. or cute. or wearable.