Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A return.

I've been absent. Since December. Gosh that is a long time to be away from this space. I love having a space to reflect and share - it is a shame when I become too busy to enjoy it. It has certainly been a busy time in our lives since I last posted.

I haven't shared yet but we are expecting our first babe this April. The task of growing a child has been such a fascinating journey. I often still feel bewildered that we as a species are able to create life in such a way. It isn't always easy, or the loveliest - but it is an amazing experience. One I am so very greatful for. I cannot wait to meet our sweet babe.

I am off work now on Maternity leave. I am so thankful for the time to reflect and rest before the babe comes. I spent today washing and folding newborn clothes. The feeling was inebriating to say the least.

Soaping has also filled my thoughts lately. Awhile ago I had written about selling my soaps on Etsy. I really hope I can return to doing this - perhaps late summer or fall. I've been practicing my cold process techniques as often as possible. I'm trying to refine a perfect base recipe that will be my signature. I've really grown to love a combination of coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil. My latest creation is this lovely soft bar with added finely ground oats and bitter almond essential oil. I made a few special bars for the babe without the ground almonds. Gentle and luxurious.

It feels lovely to be back.

Have a wonderful day!