Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gardening and "sew" much more

Since the last post, things have been a whirlwind around here! Most things are now in the new garden and the raised beds around the house. I also made a new wardrobe for Grady, made a couple essentials for Tabitha, made Eric some night pants, and me a few new skirts and peasant shirts. I also made all of us modest swimwear.

The swimwear was quite a bit of work, but so worth it. We went to Fallsview Waterpark for Tabitha's birthday and it was so nice not to have skin showing all over the place. As you can see, the boys match and the girls match.

 Besides all of this, I have been making soap and solid lotion. I have had a few people interested in purchasing soap from me and also my Sister-in-law got married this past weekend and thought I would make a small bath and body gift for her. I now have over 40 different recipes for soap and 20 plus recipes for solid lotions, solid perfumes, etc. I am trying out all new recipes and even recalculated a recipe to fit into the new soap boxes that Eric made for me. The soap boxes hold
10.5 lbs of soap, which sounds like a lot, but it works out to be approximately 30  5oz bars. This is a good thing, since I may be making soap, using goat milk (and maybe even raw cow milk) for the Simon Organic Family Farm to sell to their customers at the Canton Farmer's Market, the CSA, and fellow herdsharers.

One of the 2 lotions bars I have made so far has Monoi butter in it. It is a flower from Hawaii. It smells so good, but it has to be kept in a cool spot or it will melt... I am storing in the basement right now until I can figure out where else I can put it, or when I can sell some. I'd put it in the fridge, but I really don't want to smell flowers everytime I open the door...

I also (in my spare time, lol) I have made stevia extract, chocolate peppermint extract, and spearmint extract. Not sure what I will use the mints with just yet, but the stevia will be used to make natural lip balm, since Tabitha seems to want something for her lips all the time and I thought I could give/sell it to people also.

So anyway, if anyone would like to purchase anything I am making (soap, solid lotion, solid perfume...), please contact me through email so I can let you know what is available for purchase. If I need to, I can set up an EBay auction to ship.

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