Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.
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Oct 5, 2010
Just a Quickie Post...
While in Sidney, on Vancouver Island for a conference, I found the cutest little dried pumpkins. My plan is to make some Fall Potpourri with them.
Aren't they just the cutest?
I also found some Disney "Cars" Fabric to make some pillows for my grandson's "Cars" bedroom! He actually has a Cars Garage in there! It's like a tent, but it's a garage. He loves it!
The fabric store had large spools of ribbon for sale in bright yellows, and this pretty coral or pastel orange color. I figured it might come in handy for the Ridgeview Halloween cards, and it was only 50 cents!! Lots on there too...such a good deal!
Aside from a couple of curing racks, there was nothing around for soap and candle supplies, so I ended up ordering some things when I got home. Hopefully they'll come soon.
On my curing rack I have some Chocolate Soap and some Mulled Cider Soap. Both of these are Beer Soaps. Why beer you ask? Beer adds lather to your bar of soap....and everyone loves lots of bubbles!!
Over time, these two ended up looking a little darker. I cut up some small bars to sell as sample packs. These are still curing and haven't been cleaned up yet, so you can still see the rich oils in there.
The left one is the chocolate and the right one is the mulled cider....amazing how they change, eh?
Also on the curing rack and ready by the end of October are these:
This one is the Coconut Milk Bar. The scent is rich and fruity. I added a bit of gold mica on the top for sparkle. Also a nice moisturizing bar.
This one is a Dead Sea Mud Bar. Full of minerals and well....mud! It's more of a drying bar, good for oily skin.
Anyway, that's it for now! Hopefully I'll be back soon to show you the potpourri and some cards.
Have a good week and thanks for visiting!!