Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas is Coming

We are half way through November, how did that happen?  Christmas is next month and Santa's elf is a little behind filling Santa's shelf.  This weekend I got busy and made a small dent to remedy that problem. I dived into my scrap bins now full from my latest projects using Little Miss Sunshine and Vintage Picnic by Moda. I made my block for our guild present.  Isn't this spool block the perfect signature block?  I still need to sign mine. Everyone is making one for her and she will receive them all packaged up at our guild meeting, enough to make a whole quilt.  
Next up I made a happy little pin cushion.  What sewest can't use another pin cushion?
 Then it was on to a winter themed table runner.  Not quite done with it but we are getting close.  Just a little more quilting and a binding.
Finally I made another batch of soap. I have a few more batches I need to complete in the next week or so.  It takes 4-6 weeks to cure and by my calculations if I'm to have them in time for Christmas I better get busy.
from top left clockwise Aloe Eucalyptus, Cinnamint, and Pumpkin spice.
Trying to decide what sent to use is a lot of fun. I've made Aloe Eucalyptus to give maybe not for Christmas but when someone catches a cold or the flu.  The pumpkin spice an cinnamint smell yummy.  I was hoping the cinnamint would turn out more red, but it's pretty none the less. I think the next time I do the pumpkin spice I will do more cream and less brown in the swirl.  Apparently there is a learning curve in soap making too. For my next batches I'm thinking a gingerbread, hot cocoa, and Christmas tree would all be fun.  What would be your choice?

6 comments:

  1. Your new pincuchion is so cute. Great green block for your guild friend. All the soaps look good.I will choose the pumpkin spice. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

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  2. Yum, gingerbread! I would need a snack every time I washed my hands. Thanks for sharing your scrap projects with Oh Scrap!

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  3. I can just imagine the lovely scents of your soaps!
    Keep up the good work there Santa's Elf! 😊

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  4. I can't believe that Christmas is so close either. I'll bet those soaps are heavenly.

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  5. Your Christmas production is going quiet well. Can almost smell the scent of the soap, Gingerbread would be my favorite.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. ooh a christmas tree smelling like balsam....yes!

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