Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday was the last day at the Super Bowl bowling alley. My hubby had suggested down a 4 for $15 sale and it went over great. I had to go and get change because it went over so well. I thought I had enough but I didn't. I thought that was so neat. And then there was a lady from the European Market and she toke a picture of my table and she took a business card. She said she would post my business on her site!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I finished my cucumber soap and Saturday's forecast is looking better. Now they are saying 88 instead of 91 and isolated thunderstorms. Its looking up. And I made a couple more sales on Etsy recently. The next soap I think I will make might be another blueberry cobbler except that this time I will color most of it blue and hold back a small amount and color it white to swirl into the blue. Sound good? I think it should turn out interesting at the least.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I picked up my dehumidifier yesterday and checked my soap this morning and everything is dry again. I didn't even get a little moisture off any of them except for a real thick one but I'm sure that one is dry by now. The dehumidifier is such a wonderful thing :). And I also have another order of soap going out in a day or two. I'm hoping that I will fair well this weekend at the market. I really need to order supplies and I have to start getting ready for my Fall Soap Swap on BYC. We are having a harvest theme and I can't wait to see every one's soap when they all get sent out!
Monday, June 22, 2009
I had to more sales on Etsy recently. I hope this can keep up at least a little. It feels good to have it happen again. I have a few more soaps to prepare for Saturday and I would like to get my cucumber soap made tonight but I think it will have to wait till tomorrow. Tomorrow I also need to get shopping done and while I am out I have to look for a dehumidifier because this humidity is making my soaps sweat REAL bad.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
The first soap I sold was one of my felted soaps! I sold about 5 of them, that's a lot better then what I have been doing with those. A lot of people are intrigued by them but they only smell them. I'm hoping that the people that did buy those soaps will spread a good word for me. One lady who bought my Made In America soap walked by and told me how much she liked it.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I have been offering one kind of felted soap, Blueberry Cobbler. Lastnight I started felting other soaps. I want to offer Blueberry Cobbler, Lime, and Oatmeal, Milk and Honey scents that are felted. I'm hoping it will get people's attention even more.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Last night I made soap using black current, ginseng, and tahitian vanilla tea. I opened up the tea baga after the steeped and let the herbs dry out. After bringing the soap to a thin trace I added most of the left over herbs from the tea and stirred it in. Then I poured it in the mold and sprinkled the rest on top. I didn't add any essential of fragrance oils to this one. That should make some of my customers very happy. I am really suprised at how well my Castile soap is going over. It only has milk, olive oil and rose petals in it but they love it.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Today was the second market for me. I took my oldest son to help me today. Setup went pretty smooth for the most part. There weren't as many shoppers as there was last Saturday because of how cold it was today. About half way through it started to rain lightly and the wind picked up and got a little bit of water on my soaps. Then a little while later it really stated to come down more. We all ended up packing up and leaving an hour early today because of the lack of customers and the nasty weather. I'm hoping for much better weather next week. The one good thing is that I made back the money I spent for the vendor fee :)
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I came out of the Farmers Market in one piece lol. Thanks to help from my sister in law and my best friend things went smoother then I expected. I did however forget my camera but, my sister in law let me use her phone to take a couple of pics. I will hopefully have those in a few days and then I will post them asap.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Well tomorrow is the big day and I don't know if I should be nervous or excited lol. The van is almost packed and I'll put the soaps in in the morning. I am taking over 200 bars with me. And a small handfull of samples. I also sold some soap to the ladies at my bank lol. I will make sure to take my camera and get pictures of my setup to.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I'm pretty sure it is Saleen, not Steeda that is no longer with us. My 3 Golden Comets decided to fly out of their run while the dogs were out. Shelby is fine with just a couple small scratches on her comb, Steeda is doing fine also. I can't find anything broken our wrong with their bodies so I think they will be okay. Tomorrow I will be squeezing in wing clipping on my list of things to do.
Bye Saleen :(
Bye Saleen :(