A local soap artisan and I were assigned to be booth neighbors at the farmers market earlier this year. It was a lovely day-long aromatherapy session! That inspired me to try one of her handmade soaps, which has converted me for good.
Most soap artisans package their product in a paper wrapper or nothing at all. If you take care of the bar as intended (keep it dry in between uses, don't let it languish in your shower), you end up saving money. One bar of another soap I tried from Newport's Shore Soap Co. lasted more than 6 weeks of daily use. For anywhere between $3-7/bar, I will be stocking these as gifts for the holidays!
Knitters are the best! I knit badly, but I love to sew lovely bags to keep their projects, needles and hooks in order. I also teach sewing, and you can find many sewing resources here. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.