Monday, August 24, 2009

Soap Class

(sweet shot of me pouring oils)

This weekend I spent my Saturday at The Nova Studio (owned by the wonderful Lori Nova) assisting Ruth Esteves of Sirona Springs (don't her soaps look amazing...I am a bit jelly belly) teach "Advanced CP Soap Designs with a Loaf Mold".

(all photos via student Rick's flickr)

Ruth's class covered multiple design techniques including "in the pot" swirl method, layering, and the very cool "funnel" swirl. She is a fantastic teacher and I know that all the students were really excited about what they learned. Personally, I was overwhelmed with ideas and kept bugging Ruth with questions about different techniques (thanks Ruth!).

The class was a great reminder that soap making is truly an art form, that is one of the things that I love about it!

Friday, August 21, 2009

New obsession...quilts

I was so excited when I saw today's post on Apartment Therapy about Got Me in Stitches' modern quilts. I have had a little obsession lately with quilts especially after my trip to Alaska (there are a lot of quilts there). I want the one above to hang over my bed. Here are some other great quilts I found.Dainty Time via Apartment Therapy

lovely quilt from Warm 'N Fuzzies

Monday, August 17, 2009

Manic Monday: Alaska at Dusk

The guilt has finally gotten to me and I am finally posting after a month (or more hiatus). I am officially turning a new leaf today with this photo of the Chilkoot Lake in Haines Alaska at 10pm. Enjoy!