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Thursday, June 07, 2007

What Day Is It?

This week has flown by. My in-laws visited earlier in the week, and we had a great time. We took them to brunch at the converted home of a family that started a flour mill here in the late 1800's. The home is now a museum/gift shop/restaurant, called The Guenther House, and it is quaint and interesting...perfect for visitors. Other than that, we just stayed around the house with them.
I will be adding a new soap to the shop next week, and I'll post here when I do.
I'm often asked how I learned to do some of the crafts that I practice. I'm a self-taught knitter, spinner, soaper, and herbal gardener.I'm a serial how-to book reader. I go through a couple of these books a week. Amazon has a deal where, if you have a business, you can create a little storefront with books for sale that relate to your business. It is still Amazon who sells them, with Amazon doing the shopping cart and all, but I get to choose the books that go into my liitle spot. The books I've chosen are all books that I own and use myself, and from which I've learned at least one important thing...many are ones that I refer to over and over again for advice or such. I have many other books in my personal library that are not listed because they are out of print or only sold through the publisher, but the titles I've chosen are those currently available through Amazon that I think are worth reading. I've mostly listed knitting books, since I learned to make soap through trial and error, but I listed a couple that have good charts and basic ideas.
Anyway, the link to the storefront is now in my sidebar under "visit my shops".
Tiniest daughter has a fever tonight, and I suspect she will be wakeful so I am turning in a little early in anticipation of a rough time. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

2 Comments:

At Jun 8, 2007, 9:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad the visit was fun! Can't wait for new soap! I love the laundry detergent!
Lara

 
At Jun 8, 2007, 5:03:00 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, I hope that Tiniest Daughter is OK! This is not a fun time of the year to be down with the goop.

I'm with you on the "reading and doing" approach to crafting. I tend to refer to magazines and websites before I start buying books, though. Or, worse, I get an "idea." This rarely goes well... I started to learn soap-making a couple of years ago and then learned how difficult it is to purchase the lye in my state. Seemed like a great deal of trouble and I gave up on that one. Glad that you took it up, though! I'm hoping to be able to stock up on handmade soaps very soon!

 

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