November 19 North Penn Holiday Craft Market Lansdale, PA 9:30 AM to 4:30PM http://www.northpennifc.org/north-penn-sselectd-craft-show
Join us this Saturday at the North Penn High School Craft Market March 12, 2016 9:30am - 4:30pm North Penn High School 1340 Valley Forge Road Lansdale, PA 19446
In 2012, my daughter Allison and I were interviewed by the Handmade Arcade's Sarah Ulrich on the topic of artistry and craft running in families. Check it out
These two beauties are my possible contestants for the January Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge for a Lotus style Taiwan Circling Swirl. I used my favorite Coconut, Palm, Olive, Rice Bran, Avocado, and Castor Oil Recipe and hope to have these beauties and their siblings ready for sale after they cure for one month.
Butterfly Swirl Pair in Creamy Beige, Red earth, and Silver, 4 Oils soap with free shipping in the continental US
This is one pair of exceptional soaps. This is a very advanced technique in cold process soap and Mamoucha did it in Burmese Woods fragrance. First I layered Creamy Beige, Red Earth, and Silver soap batter of moistuizing Olive, Coconut, Palm and Avocado Oils, just so. Then I used a “hanger” tool to drag the colors just right. Ta Da! It's a butterfly.
It is too cool and I cannot bear to break up these two bars, so I am offering them together. You will get 9-10 oz of a one of a kind pair of very unusual soaps. There are two other pairs from the same batch, and if you are interested, I will send you a "quick and dirty" pic of them.
This tall and skinny bar will appeal to men and women with its clean fragrance and crisp colors: sunny Yellow, Lime Green, floating in charcoal.Made from scratch I used Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, and Avocado Oil to make this bar moisturizing, last long, and fit nicely in your hand. It goes without saying that it is really good looking cuz we don’t do plain or ugly at Mamaoucha’s.
I have been fiddling around with the “Clyde Slide” technique for the September “Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge”. These pics are of my efforts, and I have a problem choosing which one to enter. I like the laughing man, but the 3rd in line has unusual feathering. Then there is the red, green and black one, and the lighting rod in the first pic. Damn, can only choose one.
They are all made with Olive, Coconut, Palm, and Avacodo Oils, with 4% superfatting. I used Earth Red, Hydrated Chromium Oxide, Black Oxide, Ochre Yellow, and Titanium Dioxiode pigments. Since these have to cure awhile, they might not appear on my festivals table for sale until November, or mid October at the earliest.
I know it is a little early, but Fall is coming with it’s crisp temperatures, clear sunny days, dry air and APPLES. So this soap is homage to that kind of weather.I cast it in Shea Butter, which is very kind to your skin, and colored it Pastel Green, remiscent of my favorite Granny Smith apples. Embedded in that matrix is a box of more Shea Butter soap striped in Earth Reds, like red apples, Pale Pink, Black, White and Medium Green. Each bar is a little different from the others, as you can see in the photos.