Sunday, April 17, 2011

Handmade Soap and Metal Flowers

I dabbled in soap making back in 2008 and sold some soaps and candles in a couple shops when I lived in NY. Then I moved back to Inbredville, ND, and there weren't any places around this area where I could sell anything nice, so I quit making soap. Oh, I sold several bars to non-inbred friends around here, but I pretty much stopped. Lately, though, I've been making simple soaps to send to giveaway winners and swaps. This weekend, I decided to get back into soap making and am enjoying myself. I made this Honeysuckle Tangerine soap yesterday. Mmmm, it smells goooood.



Also made some "metal" flowers. They're so bright and cheery!

All I did was paint the tops of tuna cans and glued on some buttons. I think they turned out cute!

Linking up to my link party:


and Passionately Artistic, as well as these link parties:

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Pink Hippo PartyRunning with Glitter
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22 comments:

  1. Soooooo, my dear.... if someone wanted to buy some of your soap, how would that come about? Or perhaps you are just making it for fun. At any rate, looks lovely and I would love a whiff :) Vicki

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  2. Thanks, Vicki! Actually, I'm going to start selling soap again. I'm looking forward to it. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  3. OMG Tracy, love the soaps (and Vicki, I can tell you they are fabulous! I'm lucky enough to have received some of Tracy's great soap!) but am NUTS about the flowers! How inventive are you girlfriend, those are fabulous! Love how you recycle/upcycle, too creative you are! Deb

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  4. love your soaps! the lollipops are the cutest! how clever to add the buttons! :)

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  5. Wow, so creative...love the flower idea...really cute!

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  6. Cute flowers! I love all the buttons and the colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Hey sweet lady! I am LOVING your metal flowers. I just started a feature called "What's up Wedenesday" I featured your flowers. I hope it is Ok...Stop by and check it out...I have a giveaway going on now also!

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  8. your soap looks so pretty. I'm sure it smells great!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the flowers! Great kid craft, too! Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna @ www.shadytreediary.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the flowers. Great idea and sooo pretty.

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  11. I luv this idea.
    don't forget to add it to our linking party this week
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/04/happy-easter-2011-and-linking-party.html
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  12. That soap sounds like it smells delish!!! And your metal flowers are too cute! Great decoration for Spring! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!!

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  13. I need to hear more on how you make your soap, the idea of Honeysuckle Tangerine soap sounds divine!

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  14. those metal flowers are soooo cute , love the buttons x tfs
    xmaggiex

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  15. love the flowers!! soap sounds amazing:)

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  16. Great Mothers Day idea for my cub scouts! Thanks...adorable!

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  17. That soap looks so pretty. I bet it smells wonderful as well! You should start an Etsy shop. :) Love your flowers as well. My kids would love to make them!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  18. Soaps look delish! Flowers are cute as can be! I was chucklin through your whole post about you town! I have a friend who lives in Sixtoe Pennsylvania!!

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  19. lovely projects! that soap looks yummy! and the flowers looks like candy-yum! thanks for sharing!

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  20. Are you making glycerin soap or the fat and lye method? I so want to try the fat and lye style....
    Love your "trash" crafts, you have so many great ideas. Thanks for linking with my Show and Share party.

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  21. Yet another nifty, thrifty idea of yours that I just love!! Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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