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This is not the ducky you’re looking for

Isn’t it funny how something can look so cool in your head, with a whole clever plan of how to make your project into a work of art that you’re actually totally happy with, and then you find out that the clever plan was quite flawed, your impatience got the better of you, and that your mind has less shaky hands than you? *grin*

I finished experimenting with my first batch of ducky soaps and they’re… interesting. I admit straight away that yesterday’s impatience led to two coming completely off of their soaps. *cracking up* I’ve never really liked the idea of using alcohol to help soaps adhere to one another and the other night I was reading on a mold vendor’s website that they recommend using some clear melted soap as glue. That I feel a lot better about, so I figured that should work better on keeping these ducks on. The ones that came out of the soaps never fit back in very well and when I added the shreds that were suppose to look cute and all nest-like, it looked like my ducks got drunk and rolled around in discards. *cracking up* I never put a duck on the last round when I poured them, so that worked as more of a blank canvas. I spread some melted soap onto the lavender round and delicately started placing shreds for the colorful nest. Then my hand started to shake. Yep…shreds for everyone! Lol. After that confetti gun artwork I decided to pour some soap over it to hold it down, so I could at least put the duck on. Can you guess what happened next? My hand shook. *grin* I ended up with clear soap down the sides and spreading across the wax paper that protected my counter. At this point I figured it couldn’t get much worse so I threw the remaining soap shreds at it and then patted them wherever they landed in the overflow. Amusingly enough I kind of like this sloppy look. It gives it a “splashing in a puddle” look to me and if it’s not going to be pretty, why not be totally fun and whimsical? *grin* I’m going to post “the evolution of a ducky epic fail” with the worst on the right and going counterclockwise. After that is a close up of my puddle ducky. I think I’m going to spoil myself with a ducky in the shower tonight. 🙂

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About Georgia's Pampering

I have a tiny bath and body business. I focus on pampering with natural benefits, but also love to create some whimsical products too. I share about the creation process, new products, and other topics that matter to me.

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