I made my last soap on Thursday and I have not been very busy the past couple days and I have gotten a little twitchy. I really want to make a soap! If you are wondering why I am not making soap and instead just whining about not making any, it is because I ran out of latex gloves. I always use gloves when I soap because of the caustic natural of soap and I am attempting to be safe with it. I ordered new gloves and they are due in on Monday. That means another day without making a soap.
On the plus side of things, the organza bags that I ordered to wrap my soap for the Bramble Berry Soap Swap came in today. This meant I got to clean up my Cranberry Fig soap a bit and put it in the bags so it would be ready to send out to the swap on Monday. I cannot put the name that I would like to use as a business name on the tags that I made up for the soap, but I did put a badger on them. I made up the tags on a free program and cut them out by hand (yes, that means they aren't cut straight).
I am a bit nervous about the swap and hope that my soap is good enough for it. I know I shouldn't worry about it, but it is that perfectionist nature that I have. I wish it was better then it was, but it is what it is. I have the date that it finishes curing on the bars, and they are wrapped and I think they do not look terrible anyways. They even look semi-professional in my opinion. I will let you decide.
In other news, I received some other things in the mail yesterday. I got some tussah silk to try in my soaps as well as some herbs for adding as natural colorants. I have some of the herbs infusing now (alkanet root powder, spirulina powder, and madder root powder). They should be done in a few weeks. The infusions take a minimum of two weeks and I am really looking forward to working with them. I also have a little powder left over and might see about adding some of the powdered herbs at trace to see how they work out. I especially want to work some with the alkanet, as I have some fragrance oils that I would like to be purple. I will have to see what happens on Monday between doctor appointments, dropping off my package and some other errands. Hopefully, I will have time to make a soap although I am not sure what I will make yet.