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Jan 2, 2012

Soaping with the Grandkids!


Sorry it's been a while! 

My son and his wife and three kids, from Fort McMurray, Alberta came for 5 days! We had no idea they were coming, and we had such a good time while they were here!! 

My new grandkids are Haylie (13), Heidi (10), and Ethan (almost 9). Poppa took Ethan to the big pool, so the girls and I made all kinds of soap! We used glycerine soap, because the cold process uses lye, and we could do more in less time with the glycerine. 

This first one is two dolphins. They're Bubblegum scented.

These two are Black Raspberry Vanilla soap with Body Safe Glitter. 

Dark Rich Chocolate scented hearts! Haylie used three colors to get the brown tone! 

This one has a dolphin embed...we forgot to get rid of the bubbles, but they actually look like they belong there.

 These little moons are Coconut Cream Soap

Clear soaps, with heart soap embeds. 

Swirled Soaps!

More Clear soap with embeds. This one is shaped like a frog and the scent is English Rain. 

The girls did this one up for their brother Ethan. Luckily, this is the only scent he really liked.

I'm hoping to get some time to work on a Digi for you this week.

Today...I'm doing nothing much!!

Enjoy your week!



  1. Just bet you ladies had fun and look at the results! What great memories you made for yourself and your granddaughters! Thanks for sharing.

  2. You are such a fun grandma. I wonder if you'd consider adopting me? :)

  3. What a great thing to do :)
    I love the chocolate ones, but they are all beautiful!


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