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Are you kidding? These are amazing!!
Well you also dont see the four in the back that the white broke through the red lol. I needed more trace on the red than i had before i added the TD to the white. The white started accelerating before the red, so i had to babysit both batters to make sure red got thick enough and white didnt get too thick.
 

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I just finished a charcoal bar with the rest of my cranberry fo. I thought about mixing some red into the black batter, but decided against it. At the last minute i went with a mica swirl on top. I think i did too much red, but it might be ok after the cut. And I missed a spot on the top left. And i think i got bubbles. I hate bubbles. I will gently stir for an hour trying to get rid of them lol. But this happenened by adding dry ac, pulling out the blender, then putting it back in. It was a point of no return from there Lol.

it might have been a cool halloween top lol.

edit... the string is to help hold in the bowing

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And finally got myself a bucket opener!!!
A bucket opener is a thing???!!! This couldn't be more timely! I ordered a bucket of shea this week, and my daughter and I struggled for half an hour trying to get it open. We finally had to cut a bit of the lid's lip to be able to get a grip. @TashaBird, I think you've saved my hands! Thank you!
 
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I just finished a charcoal bar with the rest of my cranberry fo. I thought about mixing some red into the black batter, but decided against it. At the last minute i went with a mica swirl on top. I think i did too much red, but it might be ok after the cut. And I missed a spot on the top left. And i think i got bubbles. I hate bubbles. I will gently stir for an hour trying to get rid of them lol. But this happenened by adding dry ac, pulling out the blender, then putting it back in. It was a point of no return from there Lol.

it might have been a cool halloween top lol.

edit... the string is to help hold in the bowing

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Really nice' love the color combo too.
 

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I have a bucket opener, too, and you're right, they are awesome! Mine's a slightly different model though. A little under six feet tall, dashing salt-and-pepper hair, green twinkly eyes, and usually tells at least one joke while opening the lid. And in such great condition for a pre-owned model, IYKWIM. 😄

I'd share where I got this bucket opener, but they don't make 'em like this one anymore. 💝
 
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A bucket opener is a thing???!!! This couldn't be more timely! I ordered a bucket of shea this week, and my daughter and I struggled for half an hour trying to get it open. We finally had to cut a bit of the lid's lip to be able to get a grip. @TashaBird, I think you've saved my hands! Thank you!
It’s ridiculous! Some day I’d love a pump, but I’m not close to that scale yet. This guy is a game changer!
 

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My first attempt at a swirl. I think it was a flop 😞. Better luck next time.
I understand your disappointment, I'm always sad when soap doesn't look the way I had envisioned as well.
But, it looks swirly to me! And I'm sure the soap itself is lovely! Nobody else can see inside your head, all they'll be able to see is this lovely, swirly soap. I know it's not what you wanted, but it's still a nice soap.
 

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I've been making a ridiculous amount of soap, just haven't posted them. I made four New Year's soaps, as well as an Apocalyptic 2020 soap. I ordered a bunch of soap molds to make Valentine's Day soaps. Making lots of lotion bars this weekend, My husband keeps stealing from my stash! :D I made a huge amount of 50/50 lye and will make only enough soap to use that up and then I'll be taking a break from soap making until the end of November. Going to shift gears and make body butter, lotion bars, wax melts (I'm only doing so because people have been asking me to make candles and wax melts seems like a cheaper and less complicated compromise).

Funny thing. I found the recipe for one of the first batches of soap I made and was aghast. It contained a whopping 30% CO. Yikes. No wonder it made me itchy. I've learned a lot since then.

I cut a batch of wine soap yesterday and the fragrance was so strong that I could feel it in my throat. That's never happened to me before. A good reminder to not get lazy and make sure I test fragrance oils. I just hope it relaxes during the curing process.

I broke my toe a few weeks ago (right foot, toe nearest to the big toe). It's not soapy thing related. I just needed to moan and complain about yet ONE MORE THING I loathe about 2020.

For the heck of it, here's a soap photo. :D
 

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