The last Wednesday before Christmas! Oh my! I still have so much to do and things have gone a little awry in the studio here... Can you see the blobs of pink on the left there?
Please ignore the empty mulled wine glass... it was from last night and not this morning...
I made another batch of soap but I used a different brand of candy cane (I didn't realise they were cherry flavoured! CHERRY?! What's that about?!) and left the crushed pieces exposed on the top as per the pictures on Pinterest. The bits that hadn't sunk in nicely went very gooey and slid off the slices of soap that were laid on their sides. The soaps are fine once you have rinsed off the sticky layer but it is rather a shame that I will have to put that instruction on the little labels!
This was my desk about 15 minutes later once I had cleared up the goo and started to decorate the jars of layered peppermint body scrub. You can see the sort of production line of half finished gifts there and things needing normal wrapping etc. The blue parcel at the back was a potential error present that I checked and then couldn't get back in the wrapping - darn!
I've also been working on something different this week - a box frame of butterflies as part of a 30th birthday present. I've seen them around on Pinterest for ages, hearts too, and been meaning to try one. Now that I have, I want one for myself! The papers are from an old Laura Ashley line.
This is still my favourite die and I never tire of using it. The butterfly in the middle signifies the young lady in question, my step-niece (if there is such a thing) who is strong and independent and has blossomed into a beautiful young lady. I do like art to reflect the recipient where possible!
Taking up my time this week was also this little lot...
Its quite an old Playmobil princess castle and we didn't have any instructions because it was second hand. Cue much head scratching, bad words, huffing and puffing...
Thankfully between Management exercising more patience on the internet search, and me Tweeting Playmobil, we got the instructions and have also got a form for the couple of missing bits. I absolutely adore it and I'm so excited to
Right, onward and upward. Lots of jars and soaps still to prettify and I'm running out of school days left! I will make time for some desk hopping today though too :-)
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Bye for now