Thursday, January 26, 2012

Browsing On Etsy

Today I decided to just browse some of my favorite shops on etsy. My first shop was JanEleven and I was amazed at how many new and beautiful items she has! These are a few that caught my eye

This is what she says about the bracelet: Fabulous is the only word for this gorgeous heavy silver bracelet with matching brooch. What a masterpiece of the silversmithing art! This is one of the nicest bracelets it has ever been my privilege to offer. If you'd like to check it out Click Here

I love these beautiful earrings. This is what she has to say about them:
These are most unusual earrings - they are a pair of Taxco Aztec heads in a fabulous and unusual Mid Century Modernist design. The heads are accented with inlaid turquoise and black etching. Each head is wearing it's own earring! They are in wonderful shiny condition. These earrings will definately make an impression - beautiful art you can wear as well as an investment in collectible Taxco silver. If you'd like to take a look for yourself, Click Here

She even has some recommedations for what to pair these gorgeous earrings with! So head on over to JanEleven and take a look at her other beautiful peices

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Making Soap with New Fragrances

Over the weekend, I made 5 batches of soap. 2 of the batches are restocks of a couple of our best sellers - Pumpkin Lavender and Apple Jack and Peel.

I like making new soaps because you just never know how the fragrance is going to turn out. I made 3 new beer soaps - A honey ale, an oatmeal stout and a raspberry port. The oatmeal stout and the raspberry smell devine - my husband really likes the raspberry, but the honey ale, well lets just say I hope it mellows with age.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Its Friday And Cold

Well, welcome to Michigan. Last night we got snow and today its COLD, I mean really, really COLD. My thought for the day, move to Hawaii. This morning I got out my big mirror, the one that magnifies everything about 20 gazillion times. It may be time to break that mirror and get one that makes me look better. I am refusing to think of those pesky little run away hairs as chin hairs. Instead I am going to think of them as stray eyebrows.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'd rather be making Soap

It's a cold day here in Michigan and we got a bit of snow (yes the S word) today. If it's going to snow, I'd prefer to be snowed in so that I can make soap. But no, not today. We got just enought snow to make the roads slippery and drivers jittery but not enough to stay home. But it's Thursday and that means the weekend is almost here! I LOVE the weekends.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Another Rainy day in Michigan

Well it's Thursday and it's raining. Better that than snow. We are having company this weekend and as usual, my house is in dire need of good cleaning. I'd rather be making soap - some that we ran out of over the holidays and some new ones.

Etsy Purchases

I bought these a while back as gifts for my daughter and now that she has them, I can share!
This is an adorable Chalk Board Journal from Sue over at BoundAndWonderful. She is such a wonderful person and so easy to work with. Her journals are beautifully made and the leather ones smell wonderful. She is also a fellow soap maker and I LOVE LOVE LOVE her soaps. She also has a soap shop that you can check out here:

I also got a couple of beautiful necklaces from Cindi at ClayItAgain. Anna loves this necklace. Awesome isn't it? Cindi also makes one of a kind Art Dolls and Cake Toppers.

Here is one of her custom Bobble Heads

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year - New Soaps

This year we are going to be expanding our line of all natural soaps. We have started with French Yellow Clay and French Red Clay because clays make such great gentle soaps and are also great for shaving with.