So, you know, I can never just have a re-do, I have to have a whole redesign and, as ever with something different, I have to try something new. Well not 100% new for me but a more in-depth exploration of a technique I'd only tried once before.
Peony Sorbet is one of our most popular soaps - it was the second highest ranking of soaps bought for Christmas this year and it's always in the top 3 of our most popular soaps so to let it run out is a crime. It's a stunning fragrance, so close to the real scent of peonies, which, if you've never smelt up close and personal, you need to because they are just beautiful. It's like a rose scent but not the old lady kind of powdery rose scent you can get (that I don't like myself), it's a more vibrant rose, with a definite raspberry hint to it.. it is just beautiful. Even Titch loves it and she's not a floral girl at all.
So, as always, the ingredients of the soap come first so that you can experience the best possible skin loving experience ever... I made this with Sweet Almond & Golden Olive oils with lashings of creamy Cocoa Butter plus Aloe Vera, Goatsmilk, Coconut Milk, White Clay, Colloidal Oatmeal and Pure Wild Silk. It is a joy to the skin!
Next, the redesign - I decided to investigate the hanger swirl more ... what is the hanger swirl I hear you say? Well, I can't explain it in words so much as show you, so here's our Making Of video:
Neat huh? I hope I showed you well enough what's involved. So, to see how it all comes out, here's our Cutting Of video:
And for more stills images, here are the photos taken for us specially by Titch Holland of http://www.facebook.com/takenbytitch fame:
Peony Sorbet will be fully cured on 20 August and we are taking pre-orders now at http://www.iamhandmade.com/ourshop/prod_1591945-Peony-Sorbet-PreOrder-Cure-Date-20-August.html ... hope you enjoyed the soaps and I'd love to see your photos with the hanger swirl technique.