All about the Avocado Coffee Scrub Soap

Last Saturday, my parents went back to KL after an eventful visit. My mom’s bag was a tiny bit too full, so she gave me the 2 ripe avocados that she wanted to bring with her. It’s totally organic and home grown by one of my cousin.

So I said, hey, I should make soap with it. Together with this, I also wanted to try out the new scent I got from SoapLab which was specifically for a coffee scrub soap which I had been planning for a while now.

Me, being me, decided, ok, make a coffee scrub but with the avocado puree, instead of 2 different soaps. So I got out my tools and ingredients and got working.

I had to wait a few days before I could unmold it because I did not have a water discount. It was still sticky after 2 days. At 3 days, i.e. the day I cut it, it was still a bit sticky but overall good. Dry enough that there are no drag marks when I cut into it.

You can see here that the sides are darker. I think that eventually the whole bar will darken to the same colour. I’ll just have wait and see.

This soap is scented with Cappuccino fragrance oil from SoapLab. However, I don’t smell the coffee, I get more of a cinnamon and sugar scent. A real sweet smell. I was hoping for a really strong coffee scent. But that’s the thing about getting fragrances online. You can’t smell the real product until you buy it and it’s in your hands. In any case, I am pretty happy with the fragrance because it didn’t rice up my soap batter.

Approximately 5 weeks till this soap is ready. Can’t wait to try out the scrubbiness.

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Oh! Charmaine…

Here’s the little doll I whipped up for my cousin’s little girl.

I made this after reading half a dozen of doll tutorials. And finally settled for drawing and cutting out my own pattern. I guess it’s sorta original but I admit I borrow heavily from Martha Steward Black Apple Doll (although I didn’t touch the free pattern they provided).

Charmaine Doll

Dolly Charmaine’s face and hair are made of felt & embroidery. The hands, legs and dress/body are made of calico and cotton. Insides… non-allergic polyfill ;-).

I just had to embroider my initial “G” on Dolly’s palm. And on her chest, is the baby girl’s name “Charmaine”.




Hearts to You!

Been to the doctor and back. Had this numbness in my left arm… panicked so I rushed to the GP… but it was nothing… just too much computer work… Doc did some test and said it should heal in a few days. Pheewww…

But that didn’t stop me from sewing ;-).

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Some HEARTS for my customers

 (hopefully I will get more customers soon…)

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And I have more…

See that fluffy pillow thing at the back of the Hearts?

They are my new Pillow Pincushions!!!

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Huge… larger than palm size.

Pillow pincushion2


Pillow pincushion3

Last but not least… I bought these kitchen towels in Giant yesterday. I have a great idea on what to do with them… but at the moment it’s WIP… when it’s done I’ll make another post ;-).