I'm a soap maker whom constantly wraps soap! There's a soulful feeling associated with each 200 bar batches that are made. The wrapping of each bar, thousands, helps captivate my attention in a complete different way than the making of the soap. We've had a favorite phrase around here for many years. Ever since Patrick was a wee lad. "What we need is lots of soap!" Lennis is wrapping soap while I'm taking a little break. Thanks Lennis!
People often ask me where I get the paper to wrap Bittersweet. I have numerous resources like the hand made Italian paper above. I also design custom papers with the help of my printer. Then my brown eyes are always open and alert and I snatch up pretty paper while out and about. Sometimes I find the paper I'm looking for in the most unusual places. I picked up painters paper the other day while at the paint store. I love the texture and thin weight of the paper. I've spent many hours in the back of the paint store going through discarded wall paper books only to find pretty paper to wrap soap. I've wrapped soap in leaves and even plain old printer paper that is probably in your printer. I'm fascinated and intrigued with paper. Nowadays, the sky is the limit and beautiful paper is abundant. It was not always the case in the olden days when I started by soap business. Creativity would help remedy the lack of selection.
Some of my favorite soap wrapping is a simple bow. That's it. The velvety soap shines all its own!
It's been so busy today I forgot to eat lunch. A quick batch of these and my tummy is happy.
It's windy and cold in my little town today. I'm focusing my attention towards spring. New fluffy porch pillows and thoughts of flowers fill my thoughts today.
I'm making these for Valentine's day. They will be served at the shop. I'm pondering a giveaway and I couldn't resist picking up a fresh hydrangea bouquet while at the market this morning. February always urges me to get anxious for spring!
Enjoy caring and sharing days.
With all good wishes.