Artisan soaps made from luxurious oils and exotic butters with milks, creams and silk fibers; to the whimsy of glycerine soap creations. Full of fluffy bubbles and velvet lathers, once your skin it treated to handmade soap you will never go back. bytheSEAsoap was born out of the love of TSPink soap rocks some fifteen years ago. I found those soaps at a Nevada City Art Gallery and my obsession for beauty in a bar of soap began. I still have a small piece of that first soap! ~~Pam Mella~~

Monday, July 15, 2013

Whimsy for a Monday morning!   Are you up for a road trip north?  How about Albany, Oregon! If you are in the neighborhood here is a worthwhile side trip! A community project dedicated to saving an old lumber town. A Christmas Rooster and an elaborate Dragon are just two of the 52 animals locally sponsored, designed and crafted by the towns volunteers.  The imagination of the creatures is amazing!  Here are a few I'd like to ride upon.  There are cats and dogs and fish and gorgeous horses birds and beasts.  Take a look!

I'll go with you!!
Zulu with merrikat and flamingo!



  1. Hello Pam! I tried to answer your question on my blog but somehow I wasn't able to reply under your comment. Thanks for the compliment :)

    To filter my oils, I basically sift it with a little sieve in order to retain the greater particles, then I pass it through a funnel with a paper filter in it, like this one

    I don't need to deodorize the oils as the soda naturally destroys the remaining smells.

  2. Thank you Rama for your response and visiting my blog!

    I must try this and will begin looking for a reliable local resource for used cooking oil. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.