Oh that is a classy-looking case! It makes me a little sad that you are using it as a mold because soap can leak through the liner and then the lovely case is ruined. However, I understand the creativity.
Thank you for the compliment. The wine case was only $3.00 (not genuine leather) at the Goodwill and is dedicated specifically for soap making. If it gets a little soap on it from time to time, I won't mind. Happy Soaping!