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First blog post!

Welcome to the first page of my blog.  I am writing as I return home from a relaxing break in the sun and whilst I was unable to do any ‘crafting’ as such, (I was knitting!) I have enjoyed having time to research.   361 more words


My love-hate relationship with cold process soap...

I am having a true love-hate relationship with cold process soapmaking.  While the end product has, without fail, been wonderfully usable and satisfying (how amazing it is to use nourishing soaps that I made myself), I have to admit that the aesthetics of said cold process soaps has so far eluded me.  1,210 more words


Soap Making Course

Soap Making Course
Highly acclaimed melt and pour soup making course teaches you how to make soap at home for fun or as a business. Get instant access now. 82 more words

Simply Soap

Lovely Lavender fresh from the mould. Always a winner. See my old soap cutter …over 10 years old and still going strong!

It’s been a manic few weeks here at Manda Makes so to unwind I made some soap.   192 more words


Cold Process Soap vs. Shampoo - Washing a Dog

Over the last few days, Ellie has gotten dirty. Filthy, actually. We’ve been working on getting the backyard ready for planting this year, and that’s involved mowing down a bunch pasture grass and weeds. 256 more words

Crafts And Tutorials

Vintage Bread Box

We visited a Vintage Fair a few weeks ago and found this vintage Bread Box.

It looks a bit ’70s but it’s in great shape and husband is super excited to finally get a bread box. 87 more words


More adventures in Soaping

I made a couple of different types of soap recently.  One of the first things I made was a chamomile and lavender baby soap.  The first time I tried to make the Buttermilk Bastille soap, it was really crumbly, even after I rebatched it.  620 more words