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I design mittens out of recycled sweaters and vintage buttons, and aprons using vintage patterns and tablecloths , I sell these at craft fairs and boutiques. I also do stained glass and mosaic.
 

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Is love to see a photo sometime of your work. I love art and craft stuff. I dabble in a lot of stuff been making earrings here lately and love it!


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I knit and crochet in the winter months, but in the summer time I always used to make jewelery then my site started going on me so had a hard time with small things, and gave up making beaded things. Now I stick with goats milk soaps and working with my chickens through the summer. Keeps me busy as can be.

Would love to see some photos of your mittens.
 

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Hildar I am going to have to buy some soap from you one day. You sent any of them?


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I have lavender and was thinking about making peppermint scented. I use only the real oils from the lavender and peppermint. It's about the only oils that I can work with rose oil I am highly allergic to. And pine and cedar oils make me break out so bad I am scratching for over a month straight. I use to make Wreaths at Christmas in Maine, and made lots of money doing it. However I paid the price for a month. One of our neighbors has goats so we get the goats milk from them to add to the soap.

I would love to have some Lilac oil but it doesn't grow here in NC so I cant make oil from it. I love the scent though.
 

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I was trying to make goats milk soap for a bit, I didn't get my recipe right before she dried up for the year. Unfortunately she was killed a few weeks ago so now I have no milk goats :(
I absolutely love the stuff. I still have a bunch of honey oatmeal lavender, bergamot and coconut oil, and some made with a little yellow flower that's name is alluding me (it's for eczema) made from her milk. The woman I bought her from have me a boatload of her soap and a bunch of recipes so I could sample what my goat produces.

Eventually, I'll get more goats, but I have too many projects on the go at present to think about adding more animals.
 

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I was trying to make goats milk soap for a bit, I didn't get my recipe right before she dried up for the year. Unfortunately she was killed a few weeks ago so now I have no milk goats :(
I absolutely love the stuff. I still have a bunch of honey oatmeal lavender, bergamot and coconut oil, and some made with a little yellow flower that's name is alluding me (it's for eczema) made from her milk. The woman I bought her from have me a boatload of her soap and a bunch of recipes so I could sample what my goat produces.

Eventually, I'll get more goats, but I have too many projects on the go at present to think about adding more animals.
I know what you mean. I don't have time this summer for anything extra either, what I am getting is it for this year. I hope over the winter to get rid of the Emus then I will have extra room next year.
 

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Emus?! LOL holy. I'd love emus, they're delicious. I want nothing more to do with them than eating them though! Had to take care of them at a farm I worked at 5ish years ago... Wow.
It was like the scene from Jurassic park with the velociraptors every time I went in their enclosure. Their eggs are beautiful though!

I want mini Nubian goats, which are hard to come by and expensive when you do. The closest breeder is over 7 hours from here and she rarely has doelings. Hubby said no goats this year as we've too much on the plate. I love goat milk, chèvre and soap and found it quite relaxing to sit out in the barn and milk Shannon. I adore goats. We just have a little Boer Pygmy cross now as a pet for the miniature horse. I'm not impressed with Shannon's death. She was a Nubian so I was going to start breeding the Pygmy Nubians myself with her, alas...
 

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I was trying to make goats milk soap for a bit, I didn't get my recipe right before she dried up for the year. Unfortunately she was killed a few weeks ago so now I have no milk goats :(
I absolutely love the stuff. I still have a bunch of honey oatmeal lavender, bergamot and coconut oil, and some made with a little yellow flower that's name is alluding me (it's for eczema) made from her milk. The woman I bought her from have me a boatload of her soap and a bunch of recipes so I could sample what my goat produces.

Eventually, I'll get more goats, but I have too many projects on the go at present to think about adding more animals.
Maybe thinking of Calendula? If so, its ones of the easiest flowers to grow and it reseeds readily and comes up early in the Spring. I made soap with somebody several years ago and I've lost the recipe we used. If anyone has a tried and true one using fresh goats milk, please contact me.

Still no pics of mittens from the OP? I wanted to see some.
 

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Hildar the lavender sounds nice. I do not know why but vanilla and lavender makes me nauseated. :( I bought a laundry soap once with that sent and it smelled good but at the end of my laundry day I was so nauseated. Never will do that sent again! Lavender alone would be ok. Let me know what you charge for a bar I'd like to try some. I'll tell my friend Marie about it she buys soap from a Heath food store and she may be interested in getting some too.


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It might be Hencackle? It looks like a dandelion all crushed up in the soap. She gave me the name and I've a mind like a sieve, but I use the soap frequently on my eczema spots and it offers no irritation and is lovely.
 

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Hildar the lavender sounds nice. I do not know why but vanilla and lavender makes me nauseated. :( I bought a laundry soap once with that sent and it smelled good but at the end of my laundry day I was so nauseated. Never will do that sent again! Lavender alone would be ok. Let me know what you charge for a bar I'd like to try some. I'll tell my friend Marie about it she buys soap from a Heath food store and she may be interested in getting some too.

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I normally get $3 per bar and they are good sized. Not sure how much the shipping will be though but when you send the seeds I will send you off a couple. Pay me or not it's up to you. I have so many bars it is getting to be a soap room in my spare room now. I did a ton for a charity and no one ever bought any. And the poor lady that needed the money lost her home over her medical bills.:( People around here in NC are strange.
 
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