...because there is no clever way I can combine those two in a heading!
Here is a picture of the soap I made on the 27th of May. It finally hardened enough to unmould and cut a few days later.
After running it by the very clever women on my soaping list, I realised what the "problem" had been: I had soaped at cooler than usual temperatures, and so saponification took longer. The resulting soap is just fine, and here is how it (pardon the sort-of-pun) scrubbed up once wrapped and labelled.
Oh, and here is the ladybird costume I made for my 3yo girl's dress-up day at kinder.