Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Having a Blast

 In the past few days, I've got my creative mojo going again.  There's a new pumpkin spice soap, some embroidery pieces, and some metal lanterns I had a blast making with Tuesday yesterday.   The soap uses organic pumpkin puree from our garden, along with some essential oils that smell good enough to eat.  Think pumpkin pie spices, citrus and vanilla all rolled into one.  A sprinkle of cinnamon, and layers of orange and white.  I can't wait until they've cured, so I can try one.

My plan has been to use all recycled metal for my metal art.  I got to thinking about all those olive oil tins I've been saving, and a lantern idea a friend shared, and this is the result.  I'm really enjoying creating with the plasma cutter.  I got another welding lesson from Tuesday too. 
I'm not steady enough to take good nightime photos, but hopefully this gives you some idea.  Tonight, I'll borrow a tripod from the shop and try again.  I've almost used all the tins I've saved, so if you know of a source of olive oil tins, or other large cans, I'd love to know!


JLK Jewelry said...

Looks like you are having fun!!! That soap looks good enough to feast on. See you soon!

MamaCook said...

I love those. I have 2 tins I'll save for you. The soaps look wonderful also.

Linda Starr said...

Those candle holders are great, love them. Maybe an Italian restaurant might get their olive oil in tins and be willing to give you some?

Laurie said...

Thanks so much, Jennie, Mom & Linda. I'll check out the restaurant idea, Linda. And I'm excited to have 2 more tins to play with!