Thursday, October 17, 2013

Silicone Mould Liner

Just a note about Silicone Mould Liners... I love them!

Ok, I'll explain why ... no lining.  There ya go, one reason but a BIG reason! Think about this.. you've melted all your oils, made your lye, prepped your colours, everything's ready to go and ... DAMN, you forgot to line your mould! And you're just itching to soap and what do you need to do ... go line the mould.  And sometimes it goes really quickly but lots of times it gets all crinkly and you're annoyed cos you forgot to line the mould and cos now you know that you'll have kinky crinkly sides and you just want to soap!!!!
The answer is a silicone mould liner! My best advice is buy the mould and then get the box support for it.  I bought mine and then got a friend of mine to make the boxes to support them.  With the liners, all you need to do is pop them in the box, and pour your soap.  Yay!!! No crinkles, easy demoulding, nice crisp corners.  Honestly, these things are worth their weight in gold.  Yes they cost at first but you use them over and over and over again, saving you time and money (because even if lining paper is cheap, everything adds up).

I bought my liner from and it was a fantastic price and delivery wasn't too expensive.  Anne is great and happy to help with advice... one of the great things about them is that she's made soap in all of these moulds, and has totally tested them so you can be sure that they work for all types of soap making.

And, even better news, they have added dividers for the moulds so that you can do Mantra Swirls! 

And...they sell fantastic fragrance oils, not to mention glitters and mica and candle supplies.  Honestly, this is a store worth checking out!

And no, I don't work for them but I do like their products and have used them and loved them so I'm just spreading the good news!

Check out and say that Celine sent you via her blog ... Anne will be delighted to help.

(All photos courtesy of The Moulds Shop)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's been too long!

Oh wow... well I thought I hadn't written anything here in a while but I didn't realise it was last January! Goodness me... that is an awfully long time to say nothing on there.  I'm sure everyone's forgotten about me by now, in Blogland. 

I have to hold my hands up and I'm Sorry!

I found there was only enough hours in the day and the business, instead of slowing down for the usual post Christmas slump, sped up even more than pre Christmas.  To say I was shocked is an understatement.  But it does mean that I had less time to write on here.  Which is actually a rather feeble excuse because how long does a blog post take? Well sometimes an age but sometimes a fantastic image is enough so no excuse Celine, get to the back of the class.

After Debbie from Nature's Garden Candles Blog contacted me to say that I'd been named in their very recent Top 50 Soapmaking Blogs, did I think that I needed to work more on the blog and bring it back into the social media fold. 

So... to whet your appetites, here's an image of my very recent launch of our Christmas Pure Silk Irish Handmade soaps range ... in the next few posts, I'll put some images in of the finished articles plus links for the Making Of... and Cutting Of... videos. 

Please, forgive me?

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