May 2017 – Great Cakes Soapworks – Cold Process Soap Dough Challenge

Hi everyone,   It’s been several months since my last online soap challenge. Basically, I’ve been working and haven’t really been inspired enough to try other challenges. I found I was wasting too many ingredients on failures and that was more depressing than anything. I resolved to make smaller batches of soap if possible for a challenge and only do… Read more →

September 2016 – Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge – Piping Soap

Hi everyone, Well, September has rolled around and that doesn’t just mean another Soap Challenge. September is an intensely busy month for me. Two of my children have birthdays this month and there’s also Father’s Day for all the wonderful, loving, hard-working fathers out there. Then I have friends’ birthdays and a nephew’s birthday as well. . .   What… Read more →

August 2016 Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge – Dancing Funnel Soap

  Hi Blog-verse 🙂 August has rolled around far too quickly for me. I’m another year older (Gah!) but on the plus side I finally got a Bud Cutter for my birthday! Yay! 🙂 I love it 🙂 And my darling hubby took me out to dinner at The Lighthouse Restaurant where we had an amazing seafood dinner. The next… Read more →

July 2016 Great Cakes Soapworks Challenge – Pipe Divider Swirl

Hi everyone, July 2016 will go down as the first time I’ve submitted my soap as a contestant to the Soap Challenge Club through Great Cakes Soapworks. I did enter the last challenge, Soap Sculpting, but I didn’t submit my soap as I couldn’t manage to pull off a sculpted or flat top. The skill level required was a bit… Read more →

Soap Volcano!

Hello all! It’s a gorgeous rainy day. While Brad watches V8 Supercars, I thought I’d make soap. My first batch was an all-natural orange and poppy seed loaf. I used charcoal to create a line above the poppy seeds. You can’t really see through the mould, but I’ll post a picture anyway to give you an idea. This soap has… Read more →

REVIEW OF SOAPMAKER 3 (Part 1)

I’m no newcomer when it comes to self-learning. I taught myself how to write novels. I learned how to build a website with the Internet and YouTube tutorials. I built the website you’re reading from right now. I also taught myself how to use Photoshop, which took upwards of nine months, involving serious research, study, tutorials and practice. I make… Read more →

School Holidays is here!

Hi everyone, School holidays have arrived and it’s been a busy month for me. In September two of my children have birthdays, there’s Father’s Day, and a nephew’s birthday, then in the next month I have my eldest daughter’s birthday and my father’s as well. It’s kinda crazy. I have been occupied with reading and writing and baking cakes. I… Read more →

WELCOME NANCY C. WEEKS!

NANCY C. WEEKS   Please welcome the wonderful and talented author, Nancy C. Weeks, who writes a fascinating mix of mystery, suspense, and romance with her Shadow series. These novels are fast, compelling, well researched, and impossible to put down—a true treat—they even have an element of the supernatural. Nancy’s forthcoming 5 book bundle, Shadows and Light: The Complete Series,… Read more →