Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gearing up for Every Woman's Arts And Crafts Festival

I am getting ready for the Every Woman's Art and Craft Festival! I am one of the artists featured on the "artisans" page, go see! Its like I am famous again! LOL i am so excited about doing this...I been stuck in this house too long, and I am just so full of joy thinking about all the cool people i am gonna meet! If I make money thats great but I am mostly doing this to get out and meet some members of my street team and socialize with women my age YAY!

I got a pair of bloomers made and a new skirt made before my sewing machine called it quits again. I am gonna take it in Monday for repairs if its still acting up. Thank goodness I have no customs right now so its no big deal if its broke...well it is but you know...

So since i cant sew i been making bath and body stuff. i made 6 pounds of soap tonight in 6 different scents...I have perfected my body butter recipe and it is GOOOOOD! I will be making at least 4 different body butters tomorrow packaged in recycled baby food jars of course, and I think I may make some bath salts too, not sure yet...thinking about it still...I wish I had some more lavender buds...I used them all in some cool dryer sachets I made for the show.

But anyhoo here is the soap I made tonight, and it will be available on Etsy in Maylees Garden after the show saturday if I have any left!

Here are some close ups:

This is Orange, tangerine and sage. This smells more incredible than I thought it would. Its all essential oils in this one. I love the colors too. It turned out GREAT! I just wish the essential oils smelled stronger. I could have added a whole ounce of each scent and I dont think it would be strong enough...but some people dont like the "knock me down" smells like I like LOL. I want it strong!!!

This one is Watermelon gone wrong. I intended to make it look like slices of watermelon like my other watermelon soap...I grabbed the purple soap color instead of the pink and well here you go! LOL I went on and dyed the green part green and just rolled it up. Its super pretty in person and smells so nice!

This one is Tuberose. This is the one that got me front page but I made this one a little different. I made it more swirly looking with the blue. Its SOOOO pretty in person the picture does NO justice at all. If I have any left after the show to put on Etsy I will take good pictures I promise!

This one I made by popular request! The nice person that talked me into doing this show, LaDonna, asked if she could get some of this peppermint and Rosemary soap. I had one bar left so of course its hers! Someone else had an interest too so I decided to make a pound of it so everyone can have some peppermint rosemary love! Its got real rosemary herb on it too. My house reeks of this one...and thats NOT a bad thing! All essential oils in this one too, from Brambleberry. Their essential oils rock, they are pretty strong. I will be ordering all my essential oils from them from here on out!

This one is gorgeous and the pictures again do NO justice to this beautifully colored soap! This is scented with "Purple Passion" It smells purple too. Kinda grape-ey and fruity. I love this one and I am not sure I can ever get it again. I had half an ounce left, enough to make a pound, but the seller I bought it from on Ebay quit selling there a while back. I do love this scent though, and if there is any of this left when I get back its going on Etsy!

I had just enough oil left to make a one pound batch of my best seller, Nag Champa. I think i will always make it to look like this. Its so much fun to make and its so recognizable too! This one smells wonderful, and is good and strong the way I like it. I cut these into 2 ounce slices, so i have a lot here and I will be selling them a bit cheaper since its a smaller amount. So when I get back if there is any left, it goes on Etsy first, i promise. I got people fiending for this stuff LOL.

Well thats it for the fun new soaps. My house smells incredible as you can imagine. I get whiffs of purple passion, and peppermint, and sage...even Maylee comes around sniffing. Her father took her outside to play while i was making soap and when she came in I could hear her sniffing the air LOL I guess she liked what she smelled. It was when I was mixing up the Purple Passion soap. Man, that stuff smells so good! YUM! Even Maylee agrees!


Danielle said...

soaps are lookin good mama! I can't wait to use the bars I have so I can try out some new ones. I've finally moved on to the patchouli vanilla...seriously, I want to lick it, it smells that good!

That is funny coco milk sends you and the hubby to sleepy land. The setting sun does that to me, no matter what time of year! lol

Daisy Soap Girl said...

Good luck on your craft show. Soaps looks so good.

Auroras_Garden said...

Thanks so much guys, I am so excited! I am busy all day today getting ready and making last minute stuff to sell....I havent been this excited since I gave birth! LOL