Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year, New Blog

I'm not sure my idea to start a new blog on New Years Day was such a good one. Luckily for me I awoke with no hangover and feeling tired but positive about 2013.
It's been almost two years now since I made my first batch of cold process soap. What started as a hobby has now taken over my life as any soap maker will tell you. It started like this ......
I have a group of girlfriends who go out together on Friday nights, we are loosely called The Friday Night Girls, some of us are not 'girls' but clearly a bit older. The group includes my daughter Holly and the daughters of friends and in turn their friends, a bit of an eclectic mix.  We decided three Xmases ago to follow in Kirstie Allsopps shoes and make each other gifts for Xmas. We call this our crafty Xmas and opening those gifts on Xmas Eve has become the favourite hour of the festive season. Three years ago Lucy made us all soap, it was melt and pour, the first time I had ever seen it and beautiful. A fascination at having a go myself started my soaping journey.
This CRAFTY XMAS I made decoupage trinket boxes, here they are
I'm looking forward to being back in the workshop tomorrow, then the year really begins.

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