Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Soaps

This weekend was rather hectic (and hot), but we did manage to make some new soaps

Here are the Moon Glow, Spa Bar, Pink Grapefruit and way in the back, Spicy Chai tea soaps out of the molds and getting read to be cut.

Here we have started to cut them. We have been experimenting with pot swirling and swirling techniques in general, and we are pretty happy with how the Moon Glow came out

Of course, we also had to make some fun soap as well:

What could be more fun than these Unicorn soaps?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Buy Michigan Week

Did you know that next week is *Buy Michigan Week*? From August 1-7, a lot of Michigan businesses and Artists will be having sales and events to celebrate. Stop by the Yellow Door Art Market to share in some of the fun. If you know of other stores or artists who will be having sales or events, let me know!

We will be having a sale in our Etsy shop,, to celebrate.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Women Are Angels

Quote of the Day:
Women are Angels.
And when someone breaks our wings,
we simply continue to fly...... on a broomstick.
We are flexible like that.

Monday, July 25, 2011

To All the Great Women In My Life

Quote of the Day:
Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of poop.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More Photos

I tried re-taking my sea shell soap set with more lighting

Photo #1 Photo #2 Photo #3

Photo #1 is right off of my camera, the photo is rather dark and you can't really see the detail. Photo #2 I edited in Picasa and used the "I'm feeling lucky" button. This photo is lighter but it is on the yellow side. In Photo number 3, I manually adjusted the highlights. It is lighter than Photo #1, but again it lacks details and crispness. Back to the drawing board.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taking photos for etsy

I was hoping to take some more pictures last night but life interfered. I have a light tent, but my photos still seem to come out on the dark side. I have been trying to lighten them up with picassa, but since most of our products tend to be on the light side, they just seem faded when they are lightened. The other problem is that when I try to lighten 3 or 4 different photos, it's hard to keep the soap and the background colors the same. I've decided we need more lights, so tonight (hopefully) I am going to try adding more lights and see what happens.

With this photo I tried using a lightly detailed background and the purple color came out the way I wanted it to.

With this Photo, I used a gray peice of paper as the background and the photo came out really dark. When I lightened it, it also lightened the purple rose.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Rose Soap Set

We've been playing around with colors and this is our new Fushia Rose Gift Set. We've also been working on taking better photos. It's not alot of fun, but we are learning some new things

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Clover Pottery

I just love this piece from Clover Pottery:

This plate is has a natural colored Terra Sig with an occasional "ghosting" effect. This means that a reverse coloring just happens and she has no control over it. Its a pretty special thing when it happens. This plate also has a very subtle design and has two holes at the top of it so you can hant it on your wall.

To see her other beautiful peices, visit Clover Potterys' Etsy Shop

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rust Belt Market

We stopped by the Rust Belt Market this weekend. Its a fun place to shop for handmade and vintage items. If you get a chance stop by, you will enjoy it. It is open Saturadays and Sundays from 11 to 7. We will be sharing a booth there on August 13th with Clover Pottery, so stop on by and say hello!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas In July Sale

Our Christmas In July Sale is now going on. Use coupon code CIJ11 to receive 20% off your purchase from our etsy shop.
We have added a few new decorative soaps sets:

Beach House Soaps - adorable sea shells, star fish and sea horse soap set, scented with a clean fresh Ocean Scent.

Spring Flower Set in Pink - these are Rose scented