Monday, 19 May 2008

I've got a lovely bunch of coconut soaps...

By the way, this is the second time I have taken a great picture only noticing later that particular dog in the background.

... and I'm giving a slab away (approx. 3oz) to one lucky commenter!






Just leave a comment on this week's fat quarter tutorial, and I'll enter all the names into a hat the next week (so that will be a draw on 30th May, from comments made on the post from 23rd May, OK?). I made this soap yesterday; it has a totally natural soap base, isn't artificially coloured, contains coconut and olive oil, and is not tested on animals. Unless one of the dogs rolls in something and then it will tested on them for its ability to remove smelly horse poo. By the way, this week's FQF Tute is 'holiday based', I got the idea when I was at my parents' last week. I think it's one of the most useful ones yet.





In other news ... more stuff from the Open University! I'm just trying to get my assignment finished today so that Mr Marmadaisy can proof read it for me.






And ... I have finally finished my apron for the Apron Swap. I don't want to post pics until I've packaged everything up and sent it to my swappee, but it features some rather cute buttons ...




And some pretty nifty fabric matching on the pockets ...


14 comments:

blossomsmum said...

Well I have an idea about what the FQF thingy is,soap looks great and if it is half as good as the last lot can't wait for the give away.

Indigo Blue said...

The soap looks good enough to eat! What course are you doing? My husband is in London for a tutorial and I porrof read his assignments. it is about boats etc so I have not got a clue what I am reading just looking for spelling etc.

momof2gr8kids said...

wow i would love that soap i wonder how to make it. I totally love love your blog thanks for making me a better mom!!

joannabags said...

right i am officially old as of today and quite confused, which tutorial the one you are going to do this week or the one last week??? Sorry for sounding thick but i want get it right so i get the soap!!!!!! Well if i am lucky enough anyway

Marmadaisy said...

This week's - it will be on 23rd May.

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Oh great! You make soap, I've been itching to try soap making - all the books I read make it sound so difficult! Perhaps you could do a tutorial on soap making? Is there Magic involved?*** I have no idea how to start.
How doyou fit in all this studying!
x Vicky x

Joleo said...

The soap looks lovely - coconut reminds me of those oils people wore to sunbathe in the 70s before they knew they shouldn't be basting themselves, so whenever I smell coconut skin I feel as if I'm on holiday.

The OU box looks exciting :)

jo said...

You are a lady of many talents Marmadaisy. The soap looks great, the smell of coconut always reminds me of my holidays.

Lesley said...

Your soap looks gorgeous and I bet it smells gorgeous too!

I'm am seriously impressed with your pattern matching on your apron - perfect :)

xxx

Marie said...

Never mind washing in that stuff - looks good enough to eat (my Mother always told me to wash my mouth out - but that was only usually when I was using those naughty words :P).

Looking forward to another FQF. Now I just need time to make some of them!

xMx

Sew Prim Khris said...

Coconut and olive has to be good for us and winning them would be even better...hugs Khris in Oz

Tee said...

Hello, i stumbled upon your site by sheer chance. Love what you write about. All those DIY craft. will add you to one of my favourites! :)

Lisa said...

Blimey that it darn good fabric matching!

twiggypeasticks said...

Ohhh I did an OU degree, what are you doing? soap looks loooovely
Twiggy x