sweet fall gems

fall gems from baleandtwineIntroducing my new nature inspired, fabric jewelry collection, for autumn. Here are some of my creations available on my cutegems etsy shop rosedancebt

upcycling Spring…

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of visiting a local company called Taylor Made Custom Products. Innovators in the awning business since 1908, their current staff has been at it for over 33 years. The team there was hard at work sewing up awnings. I was very lucky to come away with some remnants to work with. There are not many scraps left as they tend to use up what they have. What a treat to see local production happening and then share in it myself:-) The elegant summer tote pictured above is my first project using these upcycled materials (a friend provided my with some amazing leather remnants). This tote is for sale on my Etsy Bale and Twine shop. The weather continues to make the outdoors bloom. Our blueberries and strawberries are coming. Spring marchs on…enjoy…

NEW soaps!

I donned the soap making apron today and made up two batches, a lavender and a citrus blend. The lavender soap includes shea butter and a soft blend of lavender, rosemary and ylang ylang essential oils. The citrus soap is a fresh blend of orange, litsea cubeba and bergamot essential oils. I did not add any exfoliating additives like luffa or apricot seed powder this time. The kids prefer soaps that are just smooth and yummy on their skin so here’s to the little ones:-)

These handmade cold process soaps will be ready to ship in 4 weeks.

 

Today’s soap & Giveaway reminders…

Today we have a nice green Lavender & Rosemary bar in the mold. Yesterday’s Wake me up Orange is a fun blend of Peppermint & Orange essential oils. Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Be sure to check out the Bale & Twine soap and candle Giveaways offered by That’s IT Mommy and Just Another New Blog. Enter to win a perfect gift!

more Evelyn’s Goat Milk soaps – just dreamy…

Today, we have Evelyn’s Goat Milk soap with cocoa butter. Two flavors to dream of, Cocomint (a hint of Chocolate Fudge fragrance oil and Peppermint essential oil topped with a sprinkling of shredded loofah) and Smooth Tropics (Coconut Lime Verbena fragrance oil, Orange 5 fold and Cedarwood essential oils, topped with apricot seed powder).

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