What’s your origin story? How did you become the awesome crafter you are today? What were some of the things you made?
I’m sure you’ve heard this story from me before…
I was offering a free craft program at the library, and really wanted to make bath bombs. I’d made them quite a few times, but I thought a test run with a smaller group was warranted. It all went really well – except the part where one of the girls stole all the money from my wallet – but when we pressed them out of the silicone mold, they were just pretty piles of loose sand. What went wrong?
I took to the Internet and found an amazing site, the Dish forum, where I not only found the answer to my question, I found post after post about making products, and I was hooked!
The answer to the problem is that it may have been the wrong kind of citric acid – hydrous versus anhydrous – or it may have been a particularly dry day and the mixture needed more witch hazel or alcohol, which led to experiments using oil as a binder. These are so much better for my climate! Woo!
My curiosity about this fail changed my life! I found the Dish forum, read everything I could, made everything I could, then read some more. I also learned to be okay being wrong or making mistakes because look at what I learned!
Here’s a lengthy post I wrote last year about bath bombs, solubilizers, and Natrasorb bath.
So what’s your story? What led you to this amazing craft? Share your thoughts!