Hanging up those invisible shoes

I finally hung up those invisible shoes that kept creeping onto my feet so often. Here I am back in India, in the city where I was born, grew up, went to college and got married. It feels great to be back after leaving this lovely city almost 9 years ago, right after I got married.

The past month was exciting and chaotic and I barely had enough time to breathe. After our tenants moved out, the house had to be painted and cleaned and furnished, well partly-furnished...I still have a ton of things to buy. I hated and loved every minute of the past month though. Hated that I had to get all the things done by myself in the fantastic heat and humidity, but loved laboring to get the house my husband and I so dearly dreamt of, in order.

Now that I have time to breathe and a little more to spare, things are going to get soapy again. :)

Before going back to Austria in January I made a couple of batches of soap so they would be cured and ready to greet me on my return to India. I tried my hand at the spoon swirl and let's just leave it at that. The color contrasts were very subtle, almost too subtle to notice any swirls. Plus I just wanted to finish using up the Lemon-Eucalyptus EO.

Another one was a coffee soap, made with brewed filter coffee. I love the scent and surprisingly after 3 months of curing it still smells like coffee. Maybe it is due to the 20-30% chicory added to the coffee beans in India. The soaps got generously showered with coffee beans for decoration, which have been falling off with every fondle.

Some of these coffee soaps I gave as Mother's Day gifts to my aunts and a cousin, all wonderful mothers who spend so many hours in the kitchen.

I leave you with a picture and promise to be back soon with more soap pictures of new creations.

Please don't notice the ribbon edges...again no time to breath
applies plus couldn't locate the scissors.

Soda ash on the top.... not too bad.
Missing coffee beans....no comments!! :D


Alegría Mediterránea said...

Hi Nitya and welcome back,I really missed you!
Take your time,relax and after show to us some nice soaps.

Have a lovely time in your country and again: welcome back!


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Natalia said...

I am glad you are back, Nitya! I hope everything works out for you!
Can't wait to see your new creations.

Take care

Nitya said...

Thank you Claudia and Natalia for the sweet warm welcome!! I really missed all of you girls too. Will be wearing the soaping hat very soon. Just getting it a little organised. :)

Have a wonderful week ahead and lots of love!!

Michelle Somers said...

I like the way you wrapped the soap. Look forward to your future creations.


Nitya said...

Thank you Michelle!! New soap ideas are swirling in my head. Will be putting them in the soap moulds pretty soon. :)

Have a great day!!