You know how you’re supposed to use oatmeal soap for gentle scrubbing action on the skin? I made some Christmas gift soaps with that in mind. Krafty Lady sells a mould I made for them a few years back called Baroque Beauty. She comes in various sizes, I used the biggest one. It was difficult scootching the oatmeal flakes around quick enough so that they became part of the beauty’s dress, stray oatmeal bits just would not do.
I plan on making many of my Hanukkah gifts this year and she’s one of them. I love getting hand made gifts. It means that someone took time out and thought about me. They made something with me in mind and I feel special. I’d encourage everybody to join the handmade challenge this year for their holiday gifts. Either make your gifts or pledge to buy handmade. Oh… don’t forget to add me to your holiday gift list! I like purples and blues, and have a special fondness for whatever you’re making! – Michelle