Sunday, April 27, 2014

Melt and Pour Soap Kits!

Okay, I'm new to the whole melt and pour soap making hobby and I didn't want to invest a lot in supplies in case I didn't like it. While I was shopping one day at Michaels I came across an AWESOME kit. It came with 2 pounds of soap base, a 4 pocket mold, cucumber scent, 3 dyes, and some instructions on how to get different effects and designs in the soap. It was actually a lot of fun! Best part? I had a 50% off coupon, so instead of spending $22 I spent $12 (blame the extra dollar on tax).

It's really fun to make a bunch of different designs with the soap and it's surprisingly easy. The soap kit was made by ArtMinds(which is a Michaels based company)  and they have a bunch of different kits. I bought the Soap Making 101 as my first kit, but since then I've bought the Botanical Soap kit, Tie-dye soap kit, and a fragrance kit as well. I highly recommend them if you are new to soap making. And when you grow out of the kits you can move on to some more advanced project that you can find online. They are ALL OVER THE PLACE. Seriously, just type "Melt and Pour Soap Projects" into google and you'll have more then you know what to do with.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Scarf Tutorials

Okay, here's a sister site to the tie site that I posted a while ago. It covers women's scarves and how to tie them in different ways to achieve different looks. Most are geared towards pashminas, but there are also tutorials on square scarves and neckerchiefs as well. The tutorials include both written and picture instructions. Enjoy!