I have missed blogging! It has been a terribly busy week here at the Meagre home and I can barely keep up with the work of every day.
Today was a bit of a breather for me and I was finally able to make some soap for the Hanger Swirl Challenge over at the forum. I’d decided at the last minute that I would do a Butterfly Hanger Swirl like the one at Handmade in Florida.
I wanted to use four colours (black, deep purple, red and white) as I had a Black Raspberry Vanilla FO from Kim and Gavin’s Little Green Shop. The deep purple for the blackberry colour turned out greyish so I couldn’t differentiate it from the black. It’s my first natural colourant soap so I’m excited to unmould it nonetheless. This one had alkanet, madder root, titanium dioxide, and activated charcoal.
While waiting for the laundry to get done (so I could use the powerpoint for the stick blender to make soap), I decided to roast some coffee beans using my Handy Roaster. I opted for a light roast this time.
We’ve also been busy getting quotes for a small kitchen refresh we’ll be getting done next month. It is certainly difficult working with a small budget for a kitchen makeover. We’ve been scouring online factory clearance shops and so far, we’ve been able to purchase the gas cooktop, canopy rangehood and a sink package. All have been purchased for about 70% off. We’re targeting a budget of 3-5k which seems very tight for a kitchen refresh.
Mum and MIL are enjoying their stay here and have decided to learn breadmaking. Looks like I’ll be taking them along at my baking challenges!
I hope you have all had a good week.