15. října 2016

Wood grain soap - Soap Challenge Club (October 2016 entry)

Hi, everyone,

This month challenge in Soap Challenge Club hosted by Amy Warden is to make a wood grain soap))
As my daughter teeth saga still continues, again I made only one soap) that pretends to look like wood grain))

Unfortunately I have no pictures of the process this time, my camera was broken for some time, so only the result is here)

17. září 2016

Piping technique - Soap Challenge Club (September 2016 entry)

 Hi, everyone, 

This month challenge was another very hard one for me, as my daughter’s teething marathon still continues (for the 5-th or 6-th month). So I made my entry soap last night untill 3 a.m. I am not satisfied with it at all, but it is the only thing I managed to make)) 

 This was also one of the funniest challenges I made. 

 I was thinking a lot about the soap theme I would like to tackle. I don’t really like soap cupcakes or soap cakes etc. But while speaking with a friend of mine who likes weddings a lot, I started to think about unusual weddings people have sometimes, like marine weddings for instance. And I remembered that I liked how interesting those gothic weddings are and decided to make my soap in that style. 

30. srpna 2016

Soapmakers of the World: Holly Shelton's Sipmle Elegance (USA)

Lemon Mint Teardorp

All photos are from Holly Shelton's personal archive

This time, my soapmaking friends, my guest is from USA. She won Soap Challenge Club three times, ones placed second and several times was very close to the top positions. Her soaps are very recognizable as they are not only both very simple and very elegant, but also are all natural. Queen of Natural Colors*, Amazingly Talented Soapmaker, very kind and grateful person and simply beautiful woman – Holly Shelton from Kápia Méra Soap Company.

13. srpna 2016

Dancing Funnel technique - Soap Challenge Club (August 2016 entry)

Hi, everybody,

This month challenge in Soap Challenge Club is about making a Dancing Funnel technique, that was created by Tatsiana Serko (read my interview with her here) from Creative Soap by Steso and Jelena Vasiljeva from Soap Techniques.

This is my seventh entry in SCC and first time doing this technique. I used no bottles, just paper cups... This is also the first time I am taking part in all natural category. I promised myself in February when I was not participating to choose this category for my entry next time and so this is it))

27. června 2016

Soapmakers of the world: Tatsiana Serko’s Art of SoapMaking (Belarus, USA)

From Belarus with love

 Russian version                                    
Photos from Tatsiana Serko’s personal archive

My friends, today we have a unique opportunity to touch the world of high art, the art of soapmaking of course. You would definitely recognize my guest from the first photos of her soaps because they embody originality, refinement, elegance, the creator's intricacy and at the same time they have incredible lightness and airiness. Let's get acquainted with Tatsiana Serko (Creative Soap by Steso) a little bit closer.

Мыловары мира: Искусство мыловарения Татьяны Серко (Белоруссия, США)

"Из Белоруссии с любовью"

  English version                                   
Фото из архива Татьяны Серко

Друзья, сегодня  у нас с вами есть уникальная возможность прикоснуться к миру высокого искусства. Искусства мыловарения, конечно же. Наверняка, вы узнаете мою сегодняшнюю гостью с первых фотографий ее мыла, ибо они заключают в себе всю неординарность, изысканность, элегантность и замысловатость творца и в тоже время обладают невероятной легкостью и воздушностью. Давайте познакомимся с Татьяной Серко (Creative Soap by Steso) поближе.

18. června 2016

Sculpted Layers - Soap Challenge Club (June 2016 entry)


Hi, everyone,

This is my sixth soap challenge. It was the hardest one so far.

I had a difficult month again full of tooth ache (my daughter), other health problems (my dog) and no sleeping))) I did only one try making soap fulfilling the guidelines and one experimental soap.

First I saw Sculpted Layers technique at Auntie Clara’s blog in her Lace Soap tutorial and liked it very much and wanted to make it someday. 

I don’t like soap made all with this technique (though they are wonderful) because they seem to me too unnatural. Unfortunately I also hate landscape soaps as much as embedded soaps)))) So it was hard for me to got some idea on geometric shapes for the soap..

14. května 2016

Teardrop Soap - Soap Challenge Club (May 2016 entry)

Hi, everyone,

I’m glad I’m in Soap Challenge Club again this month, this is my fifth challenge and first time doing Teardrop technique. This is my first time I showed myself to myself as a real Capricornus))) as I was making this technique with completely inappropriate recipe. I tested one for being my first soap I would like to sell, so I saw it everywhere)) After some 4 attempts with this hard and really fast recipe I gave up)) and here are all my soaps:

5. května 2016

Opracování a zkrášlení mýdla III - leštění


Dnes se budeme věnovat tomu, jak mýdlo naleštit, a také tomu, kdy každou z popsaných ve všech dílech proceduru provádět.

Pokud byste hledali nějakou informaci o tom v angličtině, použijte slovo polish.

Takže k tomu leštění – dělá se to většinou třemi způsoby neboli já jsem našla tři)