I ran across a fascinating shop on Etsy recently. Until I saw this, I had never heard of felted soap. It is homemade soap encased in a felt "washcloth". These are amazing and beautiful:
Sweet Nola's soap is reasonably priced for a gift or a special occasion. (You can get me some, if you want.)
I am intrigued with this stuff, and I wanted to find out how it was made. A quick internet search, brought up this tutorial for felting soap with children:
Felted Soap Tutorial
It looks so fun, that I had to post it for those of you with kids around. I may even try it myself.
To get from this to the really pretty ones at Sweet Nola is too much for me. I'd rather knit. :-)