Care to take a guess what this is? While it may look like nothing, it is something and it's not that easy to make.
It's an origami box from waxed butcher paper that I fold, then tape inside my soap mold. It's the thing I like least about soap making and I don't know why since I enjoy making ornamental origami boxes. I hate this part. There. I said it.
This morning I made the soap I call Bar None. It's such a wonderful soap and I've always used a combin-
ation of essential oils to give a citrus scent, thinking that some people might not like florals. So why do I add the lavender flowers? Don't know.
I started thinking that maybe the ticket would be to change to a straight lavender essential oil, since I think of the citrus as being for men and the lavender for women. This is bad time to retool a recipe, when pouring enough for 50 bars.
Today was so busy - so much to squeeze in since we're leaving in the morning. Ian bought me some Mir-Acid yesterday and I had to get it on all of our pine trees - I'm already late. In all of that activity, I stumbled onto this wild pansy. Isn't it sweet? How about those teeny yellow stars, less than 1/4".
All of that, plus laundry and packing, I thought it was only fair that I should have loom play time. I love it when the weather allows me to open the window and hear the wind in the trees and the songbirds. We'll be home a couple of days next week before heading to Oregon. I'm set to start weaving and looking forward to it. I had to stop somewhere so stopped here.
Tomorrow morning I'll cut the soap into bars to cure. After that we will drive to Redding for Ian's grandson's high school commencement, a remarkable and most unusual young man, headed to Oregon in the fall on an athletic and academic scholarship. He hadn't started school at all when I married Ian. Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years~
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