Tuesday, September 7, 2010

From Maine ... with Soap

I had an awesome Monday. Well, that might be overstating the case since A. It's Tuesday and B. My email quit working mid-morning so I got to fight with Outlook for part of my day. Nothing says 'Boy, I feel productive!' like staring at your monitor for long periods of time. But overall, it ended up fantastic because I spent the day with Nadeen from Maine. She has been here for almost a week, exploring the fantastic Pacific Northwest. And, lucky for us, there was only one day worth of monsoon-like deluge. She made the most of her trip - going to Pike Place Market, hiking and visiting all the great sight sites. But, she saved the best for last - a full day of soapmaking.

Nadine from Mainez

She spent the morning with Kat (one of our incredible instructors) learning Cold Process Soapmaking - beginning and Advanced. Notice the progression from left to right. By the time Nadine left, she definitely had her cold process skills way up to soap par.

My creation

The day wouldn't have been complete without a full lotionmaking session and a melt and pour lesson (including the famous SoapyLove Plaid soaps and the Naiad Soap Arts Ambrosia Soap). The Ambrosia soap turned out absolutely adorable.

Nadine from Mainez

Thank you for coming to spend the day with us! It was a huge honor and we can't wait to host you again.

Update from 9/8: Check out the CP soap on the right all trimmed up over at The Soap King (Otion's blog).