Sunday, August 25, 2013
It's holiday time! And some questions of you, my wonderful readers.
Yes, my Animal Crossing town is called Hodor, and I'm trying to get them all to say Hodor as greetings and catch phrases! My shirt says Hodor and my town flag is also Hodor! My town tune? The opening riff to The Trooper by Iron Maiden! I love this game so much! It really is the game that you feel you have to share with everyone you know because it's just too awesome!*
A few thoughts for you, my wonderful readers: What are you making right now? What are you working on this week? What is giving you grief and frustration? (Click here for Formulating Friday!) What products interest you?
One of the great things about workshop time is that I get to play. I'm going to make all the stuff I need - body wash, bubble bath, hair care stuff, and so on - but I want to play around with some new products, including trying out a few new ingredients and working futher with gels.
One of the things on my list of things to formulate is a BB cream, which might stand for blemish balm or beauty balm. From Wikipedia, "BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage." We won't be doing the sunscreen part, but I think it's a fascinating idea for an all-in-one product. This won't be the kind of product where I make it today and it's perfect. Nope, this one is going to take some time!
Having said all of this, Voyageur Soap & Candle have beat me to it with their BB cream post on their everyBODY beauty blog.
I'm working with Voyageur Soap & Candle in Surrey, B.C., to offer some classes with them. I should get my ideas to them by the end of next week or so. Do you have any suggestions for classes I could offer? I was thinking about doing some two part classes - the first part would be about making something, the second about modifying or customizing it - and hair care classes. What else might interest you?
And finally, if you have written up a comment or a message, I'll be getting to as many as I can over the next two weeks. I have a to do list I have to get through - which includes coming up with those class ideas and planning for upcoming craft groups with the kids - but once that's done, I'll be burning through the...get this...3,168 e-mail I have at the moment. (Wow...that's a lot!)
*As an aside, if you are looking for a really lovely video game for someone that isn't violent or doesn't cost real life money to make things grow, I encourage you to check out Animal Crossing. You catch bugs or fish and donate them to the museum, you decorate your house, you maintain the beauty of your town, you talk to animals who live near you and send them presents through the mail, and so on. It really is a magical game! (I have to make it really clear that I am saying this as someone who loves the game, not as someone paid to say this.) As a family counsellor and youth group mentor, I recommend this game all the time. It's available on Nintendo consoles - Game Cube, Wii, DS, and 3DS. (It's a real time game in that right now it is Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 1:18 pm in the game.)