Saturday, July 5, 2008


I am in awe of my soap. You can see why:

Yes this really is SOAP. What I did was I measured out 2 and 1/4 pounds and I was inititally gonna make it pretty and stick it in the square mold...then I got to thinkin' ....thats what gets me every time!

I seperated three chunks of the soap and colored each one a different color. Then I proceeded to pound the crap out of each chunk to flatten it out like a pie rolling pin has vanished into the abyss...I really used to have one. Anyhoo...I stacked the flattened soaps and smooshed them all together so they would stick to each other and then I carefully rolled it all up like you would roll a jelly roll...I smooshed it and squeezed it some more and made sure it was a good length and thickness, then I played with some more soap...those are still in the molds right now, I will show them off later! Anyhoo, I finally get done with the other soap and I cant keep my hands off this one so I took pictures of it:

Pretty cool huh?

And then I cut it!

I am very excited about this soap...I had no idea it was gonna turn out so awesome!

I am so excited I went on and listed it on Etsy! LOL I wasted no time! I just wanted to share it with the world! Oh yeah, it smells like Nag Champa...did I mention that. You gotta have a hippie scent for a hippie soap!

Monday, June 30, 2008

ACEO addiction

I been wanting to make some of these forever, and yesterday I lost my computer to the kids all day so I did what any crafter would do...I created stuff LOL

These cool cards are SOOO much fun to make. I made a few and wanted to show them off here and I hope to include this new art work in my shop this week, as I am hooked on it and I feel like this form of art really allows me to speak my soul. I can make such a statement without saying a word, I like that.

Here are a few:

This one I made from a wallet size picture of Maylee and some fabric and lace. Did I mention these cards are the size of a baseball card?? The are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches and fit inside one of those plastic sleeves you can get for baseball and oth
er collector cards. This is a fun cheap way to build up a fantastic art collection! There are sellers on Etsy who make special frames for these that will hold like 3 or more ACEO's. Just do a search for "ACEO frames" and you should come up with a few!

Here is one of thee cards in relation to a standard size computer mouse

Here is one I made from the packages off some fireworks Tyler got. Pretty funny huh?

I like making funny ones, and serious ones too like this next one:

I call this one Garden Variety Consumerism.

The glue isnt dry yet as you can see but I had to show it off. I JUST made this one LOL

This was inspired by the mountains of credit card offers both of us get every freaking day. I chose to recycle one to make a point.

Here is another one I made that I LOOOVE!

This is made from fabric, a batik on the background and random cottons for the fairy. I made her wings out of jewelry wire. Neat huh?

See how much fun you can have with this. I use ALL kinds of stuff around the house to make em! The only rule is they have to be 2.5 by 3.5 inches to qualify as an ACEO. You can just turn loose and have fun! This is similar to the Dotee doll thing I was into. It was fun and you could use SOOO many things to make your doll special.

Feel free to post a comment and let me know whatcha think! I love getting feedback on stuff