I am so far behind in holiday preparations, it isn't even funny. Why does it seem like time speeds up once the calender turns over to December? I was able to squeeze in another Christmas soap though :)
By the way, did you know I'm also on Facebook? I sometimes post sneak peeks of what I'm working on over there, so if you head over and 'like' my Oil & Butter Facebook page, you'll get the quickest behind-the-scenes updates :) Like this preview that I posted last night of the Frosty soaps in the mold:
This little soap was especially fun to make and really got me in the Christmas spirit and looking forward to the first snowfall (not too much snow though!). I found these little snowmen a while ago and was saving them until a soap design popped into my head for them. This is fragranced with Sleigh Ride and is a fairly simple soap, the base is just white, as you can see here:
I just poured an overlapping layer of blue mica soap and blue mica soap tinted with some black oxide for the darker sky.
Oh, and remember how I said in one of my earlier posts that I had successfully used beeswax to deter ash? Well, unfortunately it only ever worked the first time I used it and then never again. I've tried beeswax in 3 soaps, and it only worked in one of them. So, it looks like I will have to stick with rubbing alcohol to prevent ash. However, in this case, I think the ash works! It gives the soap an endearing frosty look:
And Maja, I bet you think I forgot about you...didn't you?! I finally got the swirly soap out of the mold today and took a cut picture of it especially for you =) It's isn't super exciting because I only swirled the very top, but I like the soft wisps of color:
Hope everyone is having a good week, thanks for reading!