Sunday, November 16, 2008

A little bit of everything



Lately I’ve been busy doing a little bit of everything. My precious little Ella made an absolutely beautiful flower girl last weekend. She is definitely my little princess. She loves wearing dresses and getting all dolled up with make-up and glitter…I guess you could say we’re complete opposites in that regard…lol. Hopefully she’ll grow out of it and become the volleyball and basketball star that we know she can be (jk). Anyway, she looked gorgeous and even managed to drop a few petals as she slowly strolled down the aisle. The ring bearer left her in the dust :)








I’ve been working on quite a few custom orders for Christmas, but hope to be caught up this week…*wipes sweat from brow* So, if you’re looking for a unique gift...art or jewelry, be sure to check out my etsy shop. If you are interested in custom work, please let me know asap…the giant Christmas countdown clock inside Target is ticking!


On an absolutely unrelated note…well, it sort-of ties in with Christmas. I have a fun new obsession…SOAP!!! Several months ago, I bought the most amazing hand-made soap from an etsy seller. After spending a small fortune on this amazing soap, I did a little research (ok…more than a little research) and learned the basics of cold-process soap making – basically your grandma’s lye soap. Only now you can purchase a million different oils, additives, herbs and fragrances to combine into your own luscious combinations. If you are one of the lucky few that I buy Christmas presents for, please skip right over the picture below. Oh but do continue to read because some of the items from my Christmas list can be found in the next paragraph...lol.



I’ve made about 10 different batches so far and am anxious to make more. Unfortunately I’m out of oils, lye and lots of other stuff that I need to make the soap, so I’ve added them to my Christmas list…sodium hydroxide, palm oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, French green clay, fragrance oils…all can be found and purchased through The Soap Dish, a local Indiana small business.

Have a great week!
~Alisa

6 comments:

PCarriker said...

I don't think I've seen a picture of you before! You are beautiful and so is your family:-) The soap is awesome looking, so how do I get on your list-lol! Very cool! And such a pretty little flower girl your daughter makes:-)

glimmering prize said...

Your daughter makes the most beautiful flower girl EVER! Looks like she had a great time. I hope I'm on your Xmas list, those soaps look good enough to eat! Yum!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Oh my, what a little princess indeed. She is just beautiful. And the soap.....I think I can smell it from here....yum.

Lucy said...

I agree--your wee one is a total doll, soooo cute!! You are beautiful as well--what a great looking family!

I had no idea you were making soap-us closet crafter/artists..lol. What is up your sleeve next? The soap looks yummmy!

Persimmons Gal said...

I was thinking the same as the other girls...you are so pretty Alisa and so is that little doll of yours!

I have never ventured into the cold process soaps but do get a lot of my melt and pour supplies from a site called wholesalesuppliesplus.com
check it out. Your soaps look really yummy!

Kathy said...

You two are perfect match...love seeing you in the pics.
Hi there~
I wanted to come by and thank your for visiting my blog and wishing me a Happy day! Thanks for entering my giveaway and I do hope to visit with you soon.
~xx~
Kathy