How to make soap whimsical!
A zero calorie post LOL!
See details of the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! I think you will love this giveaway!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter week-end. I wanted to post this yesterday but could not make it, so hope you will still enjoy and a happy Easter Monday to ya! Actually, Easter Monday, in many countries, is considered part of the celebration of Easter and many stores are closed for business!
If you have followed my blog in the past, then you know by now that I make my own soaps as well! As usual, I was busy making Easter goodies for the B & B and making these egg and bunny soaps kept me very busy. These had to go in all of the bathrooms for the guests and they got to take them all home ! So naturally none of the guests wanted to use them because they wanted to take them home untarnished ha! ha!
We have two more ski week-ends & then the slopes will be closing down for this winter. Normally during the summer, it is a winding down of tourists visiting the mountains here in Colorado, but trust me the flora and fauna are breathtaking as well.
A few speckled eggs as well! ( The speckled hens are amiss, but who cares as long as the bunnies are hanging around)!
I made the “speckled” eggs by dipping an old tooth brush in plant based dye and flicked the toothbrush with my finger over some of the eggs. I used several rod iron garden pedestals to display the soaps.
“Just because we are speckled, we are no different to the rest & definitely deserve a spot in the nest, in fact our shells are a lot tougher!” LOL!
The kids loved the ceramic bunny which held the eggs in its tummy. I had to buy 10 of these ceramic bunnies, filled with my soap & wrapped in cellophane for the guests. Some of the fragrances I used were,… lily of the valley, sweet pea, honeysuckle, “Irish spring type”, lavender, green apple, pineapple…etc and not to leave out the males, I used “Polo designer fragrance.”
These bunny napkin folds looked real pretty on the dinner table! I shall try to post some of the dishes I made in a future post. I think a sense of whimsy and attention to detail stimulate the senses and would make any meal memorable! Don’t you think it rather ridiculous that the guests refused to wipe their hands with these napkins?
Bunnies to me are the epitome of spring, so this napkin fold is not only for Easter, but will work for any spring decor!
How to fold the bunny napkin
Use thin fabric & I think the brighter the napkin the better but for this table setting, I used a creamy colored napkin.
- Spray starch on a square napkin
- Iron the napkin
- Fold upper & lower edges toward center
- Iron flat again
- Bring bottom edge up to top edge thus folding napk. in half
- Fold right side of napkin up form the center point so that the folded edge is vertical
- Fold the layers of the top right corner diagonally down to center
- Repeat these steps to the left side as well to form a diamond shape
- Fold right hand upper edge down to the vertical center line and do the same with the left side
- Hold the pleats in place and fold the bottom point up behind the “2 ears” ( this forms a triangle)
- Take the right corner, roll over to the left “ear” at the back of the head and tuck it into the base pocket on the left side
- Turn napkin around and open the “face” of the bunny
A giveaway! (I shall mail this anywhere!) I shall announce the winner on Sunday!
Leave me a comment and I shall mail you a basket of different handmade soaps and bath salts & face towels. Do not fret if you are not the lucky winner this time because from time to time I shall have another giveaway, so more chances of winning! BTW, check my side panel on the bottom for more of my soap designs and on my old blog here ! My soaps are made from shea & mango butters, olive oil and goats milk. I use different essential oils and fragrances as well & they do not contain alcohol that would dry out your skin! This will be a random drawing, so anyone could be the winner!
Monday 12th The winner of this spa basket is Jo literally in the moment! Sorry guys, I could not get to this blog yesterday, I was super busy and exhausted, so please forgive me! I shall have more cool giveaways soon!!! I had one of the guests write out all your names on pieces of paper, shuffled it all up and she withdrew the above winner!
It is my b/day today , so we are going out to celebrate!