I logged into my emails this morning to check the rounds with my different sites. I then opened Facebook, to which the first post was Bramble Berry's Facebook photo of the Week. Excited, I clicked on the link, wondering what soapy inspiration I could find this week, and was dumbfounded.
The photo I saw was this:
This was my peacock swirl design I did for a friend. I had completely forgotten about sharing it to the BB FB page, as I was just so happy that the swirls came out as well as they did. I think the next moment had me uttering some type of squeal-like squeak, enough to startle my husband and prompt him to ask "Baby, what's wrong?"
HAHAHA. Nothing, silly! I'm still practically speechless! It doesn't seem like it was all that long ago that I started my soapy passion, and the hobby (that has become much more than a hobby) has been the most satisfying thing I have ever done. And I certainly wouldn't be the soapmaker I am without the wonderful staff at Bramble Berry. They are amazing at answering all sorts of questions, and Anne-Marie always inspires me to think outside of my box. Yes, my pictures could be better, but working with only a cell phone camera and no spare money to buy a nice one (as we're working on getting a house), but I do my best with what I have.
It does surprise me how much sunlight changes a picture though, take note here:
Still my peacock soap, except the colors came out looking like they ACTUALLY do. I think the marbled paper background in the first may have washed out the colors. :(
Aaaah! I still feel like I'm in denial. I keep checking the Soap Queen blog and my picture is still THERE.
:O Best dream ever.
Also, if you're into Doctor Who, and saw the season finale, OH MY GOD THE FEELS.
It's been an overwhelming day already, with this amazing feature (talk about startling pageview increases!)
and Doctor Who. And Game of Thrones later. I'll probably be a ball of emotion by the end of today.
Thank all of you so much for your continued support, and I'm still so amazingly flattered that Anne-Marie chose my soap. You guys are all awesome, and I'm lucky to have such a great soapy community to call home. <3
Thank you all so much.