Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting Ready for Halloween!

I have new stuff in my soap shop for my favorite holiday, Halloween! I know it's early, but hey, Hobby Lobby was putting out Christmas stuff today, so maybe it's not that early. Halloween inspired soaps so far are: Blood Orange, Grape Goblin, and Triple Pumpkin. Just a note on the Triple Pumpkin, there are lots of ingredients in soap making that cause the chemical process to speed up, and pumpkin is apparently one of them! I checked my soap one hour after I put it in the mold, and it had completely gelled, without any insulation or added heat. My whole kitchen smelled like I was baking pumpkin bread, yummy, but disappointing, since there was no freaking pumpkin bread. I love this soap though, it is lush. The pumpkin seed butter is one of those luxurious oils that you can just spread on your skin right out of the tub, I'll definitely be making a whipped butter with this one when the weather cools down.

I also have some awesome yarns in stock for the fall knitting frenzy, angora, bamboo, and of course, wool. If you happen to see a hat or scarf in my shop you'd like in a special fiber or color, just drop me a line, I can knit it up, and send a picture - if you want it you can purchase at that time.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Solstice Sale

The Summer Solstice is on Tuesday, but the sale starts at Midnight tonight! Everything in the shop will be marked down 25%. Returning customers and LSG members can still use your coupon codes, so the savings will be very nice. I'll also have a few new products to add to the shop over the next few days. I'm always in a Halloween kind of mood - like keeping Christmas in your heart, but with candy corn and spider webs instead of peppermint and trees. So Triple Pumpkin Soap, and Grape Goblin are coming out this week. I also have an Agave Oatmeal Soap, vegan and specially formulated for delicate skin, just a hint of lemongrass and amber for a super light fresh scent. Discounts will also apply to custom orders. The sale will continue through Midnight on Tuesday, and thanks to everyone!

Monday, June 06, 2011

New Soaps in the Shop

Oh yeah, and it's a good one. They're all good, but today's additions are just completely awesome. My good friend, NeedleNookCreations needed more soap for her hubby, so I made an new batch of an old favorite, Touch of Grey Nag Champa Soap, for her. But there's 2-1/2 pounds of it, so we can share. The really, really new soap is my favorite, perhaps of all time. I had a hard time coming up with a name, so I called it Handmade Soap of Super Awesomeness. I blended the scent myself, with citrus oils, cedar oil, cinnamon, ginger, and a tad bit of patchouli. Then, this went into swirls of pink, purple, green and black, and I painted the top of the soap with gold mica when it was all done. It's just stunning, both visually and smell-wise, and I'm very happy with it!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Father's Day Sale!!!

Everything in my shop will be marked down 25% for the weekend, so you can get Father's Day gifts in time for the big day! You can also use your repeat customer coupon with this sale, so you can pick up a little something for yourself. I can also ship direct to your dad, just be sure to add that address to paypal when checking out. Oh, and let me know if it's going straight to dad, so I send a card that says "Happy Father's Day from your kid", not "Thanks for buying my stuff". Big sale starts tonight at MIDNIGHT!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Sponsoring a Giveaway!

If you've never checked out the blog Mad In Crafts, now is the time! I'm sponsoring a giveaway there right now! One full sized bar of The Island soap, and a jar of Absinthe Hand & Body Cream. Jessica has a great blog with all kinds of crafty information, so whether you're into soap, or fiber arts, or stuff with glue or metal or paint, it's just full of fabulous! My giveaway is live right now, but there will be many, many this month, so keep checking in, there's a new one every 2-3 days all month long.