art · cold process soap · soap making · sustainability

Let’s talk about scents, baby

One of the things I enjoy so much about participating at markets is talking to the folks who come by my table. I love to talk to them about how I make my soaps, how I got into soaping, and what ingredients I use to make my soaps both attractive and practical. One question, besides… Continue reading Let’s talk about scents, baby

Crochet · homemaking

Day 101: Swimming back up or Making mermaid tails

So, it’s been a while. I’ve been away making this: Now that he’s well on his way to being a fully formed individual, I find myself breaking through to the surface after what was a long 100 days of darkness. The last 4 months have been a blur. In fact, tomorrow will be exactly 4… Continue reading Day 101: Swimming back up or Making mermaid tails

art · Baking · homemaking · soap making · sustainability

Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Years ago I picked up a book called Confetti Cakes and after seeing the amazing things that one could do with baked goods, I became very interested in creating fancy cupcakes and cakes. Cupcakes that didn’t just look like cupcakes, but like animals or a spaghetti dinner. I also made cakes shaped like robots and… Continue reading Let Them Use Cupcakes: making cold-process cupcake soap

Baking · homemaking · sustainability

Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

Before my appetite returned, one of the only things I wanted to eat during those first four months of pregnancy was bagels. Bagels, bread, pasta, basically anything carb or carb related. They call it morning sickness, but for me it was pretty much all day sickness – just enough to not want anything to do… Continue reading Bagel Me This, Bagel Me That: Making Homemade Blueberry Bagels

Baking

A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

After a short pause to overcome the joys of first trimester pregnancy, my appetite has returned along with my blogging. What a perfect time for a blog about food (especially since I can enjoy it again), and what better food than doughnuts! Yom nom, amiright? #imright. I’ve been a fan of Discovery Coffee for some… Continue reading A Great Discovery: Making Doughnuts with Yonni

Baking · homemaking · sustainability

Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

My child eats his own weight in food every day, or so it seems, so I’m always on the lookout for new snack ideas. I’m not fond of the idea of buying pre-packaged snacks that are aimed at toddlers because they are oftenΒ nothing more than rice, sugar and preservatives. They also come with a lot… Continue reading Get Crackin’: sugar-free sweet potato crackers

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Easter Cards – hot off the brush!

Hand-painted Easter cards are now available in my Etsy shop. Just like my animal cards, these are each hand-drawn and painted individually. Every card is unique and can be customized with your own message for Easter or any occasion. I also offer custom colours and messages in French if you prefer. Check out the two… Continue reading Easter Cards – hot off the brush!