Monday, April 9, 2012

More project photos ...

Mesh market/beach bags - these bags are crocheted from sturdy 100% cotton yarn and stretch dramatically to hold a LOT of stuff! Use them at farmers' markets to hold all fruits and veggies or take them to the beach, stuffed with towels, flip-flops, a beach read and your shades! The handles are double-thick and very comfortable for over-the-shoulder use. I will have these in a variety of colors, including variegateds.

These spa facecloths are crocheted from luxuriously soft, long-staple cotton yarn. I plan to make a matching soap and sell them as a set. Great gift idea for Mother's Day, or a great gift for a BFF or coworker.

Next up are earrings. These are high-quality silver plated. I could work with sterling, but I want my projects to be affordable. Nothing that I sell is over $15 - the best price point for gifts. The first group contains some of my Wind Chime Earrings. They really do tinkle when you turn your head or in a breeze outside. I love the soft jingling in my ears. The beads are Swarovski crystals, so they catch the sunlight and twinkle.

And these are my Moon & Stars Earrings. I've combined moon and star charms with sparkling Swarovski crystals and have hung them from fine chain. Really pretty, and really fun to wear. They also tinkle slightly when you turn your head.

Uploading more photos soon!

In other news, my son surprised me with a credit card reader that hooks up to my iPhone. He got it all set up yesterday, so now I'm set to accept credit cards at shows. I've had a few people ask, and I've had to turn away a few sales, but now I won't have to! Very exciting stuff!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Craft Project Photos

Just uploading some photos of recent soap projects.

Mash-Up Soap Slices - made from leftover bits and pieces of previous soap projects, all combined with a bit of glitter and some clear (or white) glycerin to hold everything together. I was a little worried about all the different scents playing nicely in the same bar, but I shouldn't have - it smells heavenly!

Lemon Poppyseed Donut Soap - and it actually smells like baked lemon cake. So yummy! The black sprinkles on top are real poppyseeds, which provide gentle exfoliation as you use the soap.
Pink Himalayan Salt Spa Bars. These are scented with Plum Tea, and smell good enough to lick, but don't! The salts add minerals and the bar also contains a honey layer for added skin benefits. I love using this one!
Part of the Clearly Naturals line, this bar is comprised of grated cocoa butter embedded in a hemp base. The soap is uncolored and unscented for those with sensitive skin (and noses). I'm fairly sensitive to odors, and I don't have problems with any scents that I use in my soaps, but I like having a line that just focuses on the lovely shades of the glycerin soap bases.
These are fun little soaps! The shot glass is clear soap, and the soap inside the glass is colored and scented to resemble a mojito or a limoncello shot. Such fun to smell, and even more fun to shower with!
These donut soaps are sented with toasted marshmallow fragrance oil and they smell delicately vanilla. The multicolored sprinkles on top are jojoba beads, which are moisturizing and exfoliating at the same time.
This is Bubbly Funk - another variety in my Clearly Naturals line. This one is comprised of aloe balls in a shea butter base. No colors and no scents - just pure glycerin soapy goodness.
I'll be adding lots more as I get them photographed! Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh dear, I expected to be so much further along by now ... no blog posts, nothing for my online store yet (still have to design the background stuff and photograph products to sell). Still have to finish up soap packaging.

BUT, my first craft show is Saturday, March 3, at the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Co. on Rt. 165. I'm uber-excited about this show, and I'm hoping it goes really well. I have a second show scheduled right on the heels of the first one - March 10 at Glen Burnie High School. I know each show is different, but i'm hoping to get a really good feel for what will sell at these shows so I can concentrate on these things and not so much on other things. The only problem with these two shows is that I just have a week to restock if I sell quite a bit at the first one. But that will be a very, very good problem to have!