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Sweet Tweet Soap Scents

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What is in a name?

Just a name by itself sometimes does not give enough information. Especially with soap names. There are so many different “notes” that blend together to make a particular fragrance. So you can become familiar with Sweet Tweet Soaps offerings I have made a page describing our fragrance offerings. What is your favorite scent?


Lavender - The familiar lavender fragrance, pleasant and sweet.

Lavender Goat Milk - The lavender scent but with goat milk which is rich in vitamins and nutrients 
important to healthy skin.  The cream that is present in goats milk helps boost the moisturizing 
quality of this soap.

Lilac - Strong and sweet floral. Smells like true lilacs in bloom. This scent has a soothing effect.

Sweet Pea - A delightful  fragrance of sweet pea flowers, violets, and light sun ripened berries. 
A BBW type.

Sage & Lemongrass -  A strong lemongrass/ citrus fragrance with subtle sage notes.

Eucalyptus Leaf -  A nice, fresh, green eucalyptus scent. This beautiful fragrance is much more 
complex and delicate than the medicine.

Cotton Pickin’- This scent will put you in mind of fresh laundry hanging out to dry in a light 
summer breeze. 

Winter Wonderland- aka: Enchanted Forest - An exhilarating fragrance. Let your imagination 
take over while you indulge in the wonder that includes warm notes of cinnamon, clove, 
vanilla musk, and mulberry. Hints of cassia root, eucalyptus, amber, fir balsam, pine, and cedar 
are included in this refreshing blend that will brighten your spirits.

Holiday Sparkle - An enchanting blend of spruce, apple cider, cranberries, and plum form the 
top layer of this jovial scent. Grapefruit, mandarin, cinnamon, and clove notes intertwine to 
rejuvenate the holiday spirit in all of us, as the light essence of vanilla beans and musk provide 
a delicate finish.

Sugar Plum Berries - Sugar plums, holiday berries, and a tough of spruce lightly coated with sugar. 
This fragrance captures the beauty of the holidays.

Love Spell - This is a very romantic scent, mixing light fruit, citrus, and florals. 
This is a Victoria’s Secret type.

Afternoon in Paris - An intriguingly romantic scent that captures the essence of Paris. Top 
Notes include tart cranberries, strawberries, citrus zest, and a splash of white grapefruit. 
Middle notes include lavender, blueberry, creamy heliotrope, and chamomile. 
Bottom notes include sugar, whipped cream, warm amber and red berries.

Nag Champa - Nag Champa is an Indian aroma commonly found in the form of incense, but 
can also be used in other products such as soaps, candles, and massage oils.  
Our Nag Champa is an exotic bouquet of sandalwood, champa flowers, violet and clove 
delicately blended with sensual amber, ylang ylang, patchouli and musk.  Many people 
believe that Nag Champa stimulates spirituality and meditation.  A calming fragrance.

Cranberry Citrus - A blend of tart cranberries, juicy red grapefruit, tangy tangerine, 
sweet orange, and lemon-lime. A delightful fragrance. Nice for the holidays or as a 
refreshing spa scent!

Dragon Sock Puppet Craft Tutorial

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Every week at my school we have a new theme. Last week our theme was Kings, Queens, and Knights. The students had a lot of fun. We drew castles, we made King and Queen Puppets on a stick, and we talked about knights, and jousting, and … dragons!

The students really liked the dragons. We happened to have a guest come in to do a craft with the students. She read a story about Dragons, and then did a sock puppet dragon craft with the kids. It was super easy and the kids enjoyed it immensely so I thought I would share it with you.

Items you will need include:

Socks, wiggly eyes, shoelace, foam in assorted colors (for dragons wings and tongue), and beads.

Instructions:

The instructions can be (and in my case) have been modified for age level and ability of the child.

Dragon Sock Puppet Tutorial Instructions

Dragon Sock Puppet Tutorial Instructions

Dragon Sock Puppet Tutorial Instructions

  1. First pick out a sock that you like.
  2. Pick out a color of foam for the wings, and a color of foam for the flames. If you have the child draw out one wing you can fold the foam in half when you cut it to get 2 wings that are the same. They may decorate the wing if they wish. (*Note: Magic marker does not adhere to the foam very well, it ended up all over the kids hands.) The sample the teacher brought had a nice sparkly line of paint highlighting areas of the wings. Also you can draw and cut out two colors for the flames or just one.
  3. Next take your shoelace and tie a knot in one end. String about 10 beads on the shoelace. This is for the dragon’s tale. You can have more or less if you wish.
  4. And that’s it. Adult help is needed for the next part as it involves a hot glue gun.
  5. Have the adult put the sock on their hand.
  6. 2 eyes get glued on at the end of the sock. Just above the toe seam. Now twist hand. The heel side should be up and you glue the flames just about where you fingers meet your palm.
  7. Flip hand back over and wings go on each side a bit above your wrist.
  8. Next flip your hand over to attach the tail. A few inches above the wings (about 3-4) push the hard plastic part of the shoelace though the sock. Carefully make a knot on the end (on the inside). This keeps the tail from slipping off.
  9. And voila… You have a dragon. ROAR….

I hope you and your family enjoy making this project as much as my class did.

 

If you enjoyed this post and are planning on doing it with your children, please send me a picture of your project results.  I’ll post them on this page for everyone to see.  Don’t forget to Like Us or Tweet Us if you enjoyed this post.
We are also looking for marketing partners who want to advertise their craft related products on our website as well as fellow bloggers who would like to work out a link-back campaign with http://TwistyStitches.biz.  Contact us if you are interested.

Twisty Stitches Cold Pressed Soap Store Now Open!!!

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Twisty Stitches Cold Pressed Soap Store Now Open!!!

http://twistystitches.biz/store/soap-store/

Everyone uses soap!

Soap is refreshing and there are many types of soap. Some have great lather. Others moisturize the skin and make it feel soft and smooth. Our Twisty Stitches Gourmet Soap is made one batch at a time by hand using simple oils such as castor, olive, coconut, palm and almond oil.

Different oils add different qualities to your cold pressed soap. Each of the oils that we use will determine the hardness or softness of your soap, how well it lathers, and even how mild the finished soap will be. For example, palm oil will add hardness to the soap but if used alone the soap will be brittle with little lather. That’s why we add other oils such as coconut oil, olive and castor oil. These oils have good lather and help make a soap that is not too hard and not too soft (soft soap would simply melt away in water).

Curing Time

Twisty Stitches cures each batch of soap for 4-6 weeks. Although using cold pressed soap immediately is okay, curing the soap will allow some of the water in the soap to evaporate which will help harden the soap so it lasts longer when exposed to water in your bath or shower. We will not ship the soap until it has cured for a minimum of 4 weeks. This may delay your shipment if you order more bars than we have available. We will contact you to let you know of the delay and allow you to choose another bar if you wish.

NOTE: If you are ordering more than 3 bars of the same soap, please send us an email (customerservice@twistystitches.biz) so we can make sure we have enough to fill your order.

Bulk Buyers

If you are interested in purchasing our soaps in bulk, please contact us directly at customerservice@twistystitches.biz. Our soaps are perfect for massage therapists looking to add additional products to their services. We also offer votive candles that can be scented to match the soaps and sold together in gift baskets.

Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market

All of our soaps and candles can be purchased from Twisty Stitches at the weekly Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 7am to 1pm. You can also find a number of other vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables also at the farmer’s market.

$5 off Orders at Twisty Stitches in June

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Twisty Stitches is offering $5 off your entire order in June for all orders of $25+. *

*Use the Coupon Code: JUNE5OFF to get your discount.

Browse our store for that unique hand-crafted gift item or place a Custom Order today. We ran out of the Bears Oh My! because they are very popular at the Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market. We have just finished sewing 12 new bears (some with button eyes and some with felt eyes). Get them while they are hot!

Cold Pressed Soap Coming Soon!

We have been very busy making batch after batch of handmade soap. We are in the process of labeling the soap and snapping some great pictures for the website. Our soap is made using the cold-pressed method. We have about 10 different soap choices from goat milk + honey, lavender (which is a favorite at the farmer’s market this year for us), lilac, citrus scents, as well as some unscented but equally colorful soaps for people with sensitive skin. Look for our soaps very soon on the website.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the shipping discount in June!

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Twisty Stitches Featured Vendor

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LeAnn Benton of Twisty Stitches is a new vendor at The Dallas Farmer’s Market in Dallas, GA this year.

Leann sells handmade soap and candles in a variety of scents. In addition, unscented varieties are available for more delicate skin types. Also there are some wonderful goat milk soap coming soon. Expect more varieties in the weeks to come.

Additionally Leann has sewn items for sale including : baby quilts, wall hangings, Tablet shoulder bags for your electronic tablets and readers, table toppers, quilted potholders and hand sewn teddy bears. Finally there are cowboy and cowgirl cookie mix in a jar, and tile coasters.

There is surely something for everyone at Twisty Stitches so stop by The Dallas Farmer’s Market in Dallas, GA and pick up something for yourself or as gift for that special someone.

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Another Week, Another Quilt, Another Giveaway Winner

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Congrats to Brita who was the winner of the contest. Check out the post and all of the beautiful quilts from See How We Sew.
Also, don’t forget to check out my blog here on WordPress.com as well as my official blog at http://twistystitches.biz. You can find an online store there with all of the items that I create myself. I would appreciate a visit and a Follow or Like so I know people are enjoying what I’m doing.
Take care,
LeAnn from Twisty Stitches

See How We Sew

Another week, another quilt. Yeah, I’m slowing down and looking for a break from the quilt-making frenzy after this. I’ve got a deadline though, a serious deadline to finish this next quilt. My sister-in-law Laurence is coming from France for her daughter’s bridal shower here in the U.S. and I’m making her a quilt for a milestone birthday she celebrated recently. I was going to take it to Europe for the wedding, but as she’s heading my way . .  . might as well use her arrival as my finishing goal.  I’ll probably have to stitch on the faced binding as we drive to the shower.

Book-J:  Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott

I picked up Jelly Roll Quilts by the Lintotts, an English mother/daughter duo,  at Back Porch Fabric last fall. Gail Abeloe, the shop owner, had a colorful sample quilt from the book in the shop when I visited. Gotta admit, I’m a sucker for quilts…

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