Friday, October 16, 2009

Alice...sweet sweet Alice

It's a simple story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole.

It was first told to three little girls (so legend has it) while on traveling five miles in a row boat...Silly little girl that Alice. She should have minded her maners!! She should pay more attention to what she should be doing...not the silly little rabbit. But alas, that pesky hole! What happens next you ask...

Well, the story has been interpreted by so many people, in so many mediums. Now we ask the SAFE team to show us thier interpretations...what is our medium...errrr, SOAP of course!!

Painting The Roses Red Soap Set by Bunny Bubbles Handmade Soaps

“Would you tell me, please,” said Alice, a little timidly, “why you are painting those roses?”

Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began, in a low voice, “Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose tree, and we put a white one in by mistake...”

Here are two of the white roses that should have been red. The poor cards never got to finish them, as the Queen of Hearts wanted their heads as soon as she realized their mistake!

Each 2.5 ounces white soap flower is scented in a lovely traditional rose scent. The red “paint” is scented with an earthy “Dragon’s Blood” fragrance. (They didn’t use actual dragon’s blood as paint… but in Wonderland, it’s always good to check.) Each is individually wrapped, and two flowers are included in each set.

Go Ask Alice....by The Skin You're In

My challenge entry was inspired by a picture on the website for the upcoming movie, Alice in Wonderland, due out in March of 2010. In the 1985 movie classic Alice has a conversation with talking flowers and then meets The Red Queen, who was taking the place of one of the pawns or children of the White Queen on the chess board. Alice plays a pawn and the Red Queen tells her that only if she becomes a queen may she go home.

I could only think that my soap had to include lots of brilliant color and my own rendition of the talking flowers. The first stage of this cold process soap was to make the flower faces and to me that was the easy part! The second stage consisted of another batch of cold process soap, swirled with four different colors and then the flower faces inserted into each bar.



Alice in Wonderland Challenge by Soap Scentsations

When Alice peeked through the keyhole into the beautiful garden, little did she know she would be entering a world of such curiosity. Where up is down and down is up and animals fade before her very eyes. My soap engenders the strange dreamlike state of wonderland with its seemingly lush landscape beyond the keyhole, its twisted pink and purple layer, and of course it is all ruled by non other than the Queen of Hearts herself. And what Wonderland would be complete without tea. I’ve scented it with the perfect scent for this challenge, black tea and roses.


The Cheshire Cat Soap By Sassy Soaps N Such

The Cheshire Cat is a whole lot like my life. I am here some days and other days I am not. A lot has to do with my audio immune issues and the meds I am on, but I can really relate to this Cat that is for sure. Sometimes my girls even say “Mom why are you grinning like a Cheshire Cat?”. Who knows... but one thing I do know is I love this cat. He can be there when he wants to and disappear when he has too. He was the only character in the book that was honest to Alice and lent her a helping hand…so to speak.Soon as I saw this theme I knew which character I wanted to create and what scent he just had to be.

This Cheshire Cat Soap is made up of 3 different soaps and took a few steps to create. This soap is created in layers inside of a large cookie cutter, so that you can see his wonderful big white smile and black and yellow eyes. In the background we choose to use the pink and purple colors he liked to turn. We used clear glycerin soap, coconut glycerin soap and goats milk soap.

Only the purple layer is scented. What scent you ask? Well since we truly believe that Mr Carroll himself took a few bong hits (or something stronger perhaps ) when he wrote Alice in Wonderland , this soap is a nice 70's hash brownie scent. Yes it has a wonderful dark chocolate brownie fragrance with a touch of Mary Jane (pot that is).

Each Cheshire Cat soap is unique to itself as they are each made by hand and one at a time…layer upon layer of soaping goodness. Special thanks to the team for this challenge my girls and I learned a new way to use Melt N Pour soaps! Who knew you could use cookie cutters with soaps... Each soap is 7 oz of unique, guaranteed to make YOU GRIN soap!

Off with their heads! by Anhoki

Can the queen NOT be nicer? Sheesh. She's got everyone all in a tizzy ALL the time.The decks of cards constantly painting the roses RED.Everyone required to curtsy and say "YES your majesty". C'mon!That poor little white rabbit runs his legs off for her.I wanted to paint the queen in a bit of a different light. I see the queen as one who is misunderstood. One who REALLY just wants a hug and a good cup of tea now and then.When was the last time the King told her he loved her?Or that she looked beautiful in her over the top red dress...Has be complimented her hair...eyes...overly pouty lip? Probably not.See...she just wants to be loved and appreciated. Maybe she will appreciate my interpretation of her. You think?? Nahhhh....OFF with their heads!What is it scented with?? ROSES, OF COURSE!

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Vote for your favorite!!! Leave a comment with your pick to enter to win a bar of the soap with the most votes!!!! Voting is open till FRIDAY!!! Winner announced on Saturday!!

Stay tuned...there is only one challenge left! what will Anohki pull out of her hat next!?

25 comments:

Swan Mountain Soaps said...

Wow! Well done, everyone! How can I possibly choose?

thistle delight said...

beautiful soapies everyone, this is a hard one.

The Skin You're In said...

Great job SAFE'rs! It's definitely a tough vote...again!

Soap Scent-sations said...

oh wow! great job all!

innerearthsoaps said...

Wow! Great soaps! All very gorgeous, but I'd have to say I like Anhoki's the best.

scgoddess said...

It has to be Go Ask Alice....it brings me back to Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick and a lot of wild memories of high school & college. Off to hum some more oldies - forget humming - time to dance around and belt it out!!
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LynnAnne said...

What a cute & creative idea. You guys are fabulous! I want to see that soaps for the rest of the story....hard to choose

Bambu Earth said...

Bunny's is my favorite .. painted roses... how clever. :)

Terry Drosdak said...

Tough choices, as usual. Have to go with SoapScentsations, though, that looks amazing!

Aunt Nancy said...

omg!!! I cannot vote, they are ALL too great looking! I bow to their greatness!!

Bliss Mistress said...

love all these! good job everyone!

But my favorite? Wow... that is hard!

Hmmmm.... I think I'm gonna have to go with Anhoki's. 'Cause aren't we all just misunderstood Queens?

Julia said...

I also have to vote for Anhoki. very beautiful.

Sunshines*Creations said...

Wow hard to choose from. I loved The Cheshire Cat by Sassy soaps and such..

Great work to all and to the lucky winner...

Cast On Chloe said...

I like the "Off with their Head". Cool texture.

ruth hill radcliffe said...

what beautiful soaps, too beautiful to contemplate using them. This is a hard choice but I vote for Anhoki, I love the crown and the heart.

Jaime said...

Wow, what a fun theme. i was just to busy to be part this time :(

They are all awesome! It was hard for me to decided.....

I have to go with "Off with their heads! by Anhoki"

moonmystic said...

Another tough decision. . . I'd have to ho with Anhoki's crown and heart.

laughingfridge said...

All of them are wonderful entries, very hard to choose, but I really love "Off With Their Heads" by Anhoki!

Karen Casey-Smith said...

I love Off with their heads! by Anhoki! Wonderful entries by everyone. :)

Liz Edgar said...

"Off With Their Heads" gets my vote! Love the color!

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Sandi and Kassy Ramirez said...

love Off with their heads! by Anhoki is my favorite and i think i might order a bar right now....
for my mom she loved it.
We had fun planing and working on this challenge. It was a lot harder than i thought it would be.
Thanks it got mom up and moving and something for us to do together
Sassy Kassy

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

They are all so creative, and such a variety of clever soaps!!!

Being a cat fanatic, I must go with the Cheshire Cat from Sassy Soaps! I just love that big grin.

Sandi and Kassy Ramirez said...

I'm Sassy from Sassy Soapsn Such some of you know my mom Sandi. I love Anhoki's. soap so much i ordered it to surprise my mom. well headed to paul mitchell school but wanted to vote first!
sassykassy

GetSoaked said...

I choose Soap Scentsations' soap. I love them all, but that one is my favorite!

Noble Beeyotch said...

Lovely collection of soaps. My personal fav is 'off with their heads' by anhoki!