Here's my entry for the SMF October challenge (hidden feather swirl). It's my first time joining in for one of the challenges and I enjoyed the whole process, so I will definitely participate in the future.
I liked the idea of figuring out the colors that I thought would add some punch in such a small design, and then had to figure out how much batter to designate for each color. I think that was the hardest part of the challenge for me.
A week ago I got a watercolor set and used that to create the color palette for the soap. I wanted a light, lime kind of green for the background and dark green, red, yellowish orange, and red orange at the color for the top and design.
Hopefully later this week I'll have the time and energy to make another soap. We had out of town friends visiting the past 5 days, so I was spending time entertaining and enjoying their wonderful company. They are now on their way back to Western North Carolina.
I'm still dealing with some intestinal bug that just doesn't want to go away, which has been sapping my energy, so I'm just doing what I absolutely have to do each day.
In two to two and a half weeks our new kitchen cabinets are scheduled to be finished, and once they come in an tear out the old cabinets it's going to be a month or so before the kitchen if finished.
Once the cabinets are in, then they have to make a pattern of the counter tops for the corian and two weeks later, they tell me, once that's done the plumber and electrician will have to connect all the faucets, hot water dispenser, garburetor, etc. etc. I'll be lucky if the kitchen is finished by Thanksgiving!