Thursday, 30 March 2006

Olive oil soap - chocolate

Another experience making cold process soap, this took a heavy dose of black chocolate and just a bit too much water.

Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Olive oil soap - neutral

I'm having lots of fun making this 100% olive oil cold process soaps. My family owns century old olive trees and has been making olive oil for generations. which mean that for me olive oil is actually a base ingredient to which I have easy access.

Maybe I should have used a bit more water because it didn't exactly conform to the shape of the yoghurt cup I used, but I think it actually adds to its rustic charm. :)

Olive oil soap - big and small

100% olive oil cold process soaps made in yoghurt cups. I think they look really cute!

Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Old style blouse

Another one of my Summer blouses, entirely handmade. I really like how it turned out, especially the crocheted sleeves.

Olive oil soap - cinnamon

Another soap pie! :)

Sunday, 26 March 2006

Red beads necklace

A simple necklace.

Seed beads choker

It's a classic but I had to give it a try!

Olive oil soap

Not as pretty as those for the supermarket but being my first try at making cold process soaps it's not bad I think. 100% olive oil.

Crocheted top

My own creation and design, although it did take a bit of trial and error to get right. Now, I want really hot Summer days so that I can wear it! I'm usually very cold!

Thursday, 23 March 2006

Ribbon roses

Silk ribbon roses. This technique is so much fun and the results are really cute.
This one now belongs to my mother.

Olive oil soap - tutti-frutti pie

Cold process soap pie!

So, it was my best friend's birthday and I had ordered a nice gift for her, which isn't that simple since I've known her forever and I've given her just about anything I know she likes and that I can afford. This time I had ordered some fabric to make her a top or vest but when it got here someone stole it from my mail box and left only the empty package. I was obviously pissed and again with no present for her. So I remembered the olive oil my family produces, the soaps my grandma made from them and my chemistry lessons. This is the result! :)

Beige top

I learned how to crochet when I was 6 and it was love at first try! I've made all sorts of things with it as time went by but I still prefer making clothes, especially for the Summer. My own design and work.

Transparent seed beads choker

Not a great photo but I couldn't do better. Very simple choker but it looks quite elegant.

The origins of moonlight

I have a blog! Honestly, being a usually reserved person it was something I'd never imagined I'd someday have!

I have then to introduce the guilty ones to you: the talented Juliana Pinto da Costa and her brother, a good friend of mine. It was him who introduced me to Juliana's blog and the crafts she had been making. I also followed her links and fell in love with all the great things I was seeing.

And so here I am, showing my talents or lack off... (Un)fortunately, I love many different things and techniques and I have phases like the moon. I can be excited about making another crochet blouse today or play with soap making or any other thing tomorrow. Drop by once in a while, you'll never know what you'll find! :))

There you have it, my short introduction! Thanks for dropping by!