Crochet Bath Mitt & Soap for Mom

Blogged under Free Craft Projects by Tammy on Sunday 3 May 2009 at 1:08 pm

My Mother’s Day gift is finished, packed up, and ready to mail out tomorrow to my mom. I have made her a ton of jewelry over the years, so I opted for a crocheted bath mitt, some lavender soap, and a card. I made the mitt using a pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn site, but rather than use organic cotton yarn (which the pattern called for), I used an eco-cotton blend. It’s 75% recycled cotton and excellent to work with.

For the lavender soap, I ended up finding B.E. Dicken’s Etsy shop and ordered a bar from there. I haven’t used any soaps of hers before, but I went with a shop that I thought was reasonably priced and had the specific type of product I wanted, very purple lavender soap, which I found was not necessarily that easy to find over there. Some soaps were a mixture of lavender and other ingredients like avocado and many didn’t look as purple in color as hers did. Along with the bar I ordered, she sent me some small sample soaps, which is nice. This way I can see what else she has, and if my gift seems like it’s a winner, I may do more of these for people during the holidays.


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  2. Comment by Juliet A — May 11, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

    I recommend Green Deva soaps. I stock up every year when the Ren Faire comes around – the scents are fantastic, and some have beautiful layers and marbling. The idea of gifting some with a handmade mitt like this is brilliant!

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