Sunday was garlic planting day here on Emmet Street. This year, I’m growing elephant garlic for the first time. (Can you guess which clove is the clove of elephant garlic in the picture above?) I’m excited to see how they grow! The cloves that don’t look like they’re on steroids are a hardneck variety called Ajo Rojo. I love their pretty red wrappers. Now to patiently sit back, brave winter and wait for scape season.
There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)
- Tiger stripes – I’ve been looking for techniques for my monarch caterpillar inspired soap. I think the tiger stripe technique is a great candidate. I’m amazed by how uniform the layers are in this beautiful example by Soap Techniques! This must take a lot of patience to pull off.
- Tilted tiger soap – Soap Jam always has a unique take on any soap technique and this soap is no exception.
- Embedded tiger stripe – All I can say about this soap from Savon & Fantasies is, “Whoa.”
Good, clean fun
If you’re not following us on Facebook, here’s some of the fun you missed:
- Know thine enemy – Do you suffer from a ragweed allergy? This informative article shows what the evil weed looks like. Please kill some for me.
- The world’s greenest office building – I’ve been considering a job change. Amsterdam seems nice. And this building would be amazing to work in.
- Cat anatomy – I’m not sure if I can handle all of this science.
Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed
Fall is here and the weather is noticeably cooler. We’ll soon be spending more time in our warm cozy homes. If you’re looking for an indoor project, why not make a hanging soap pouch for all of your Emmet Street Creations soap? We give you easy step by step instructions.
The change of seasons always brings the urge to organize. Check out some of the great (and inexpensive) ideas Kelly found for organizing a home office. The cereal box drawer dividers are especially cute!