Monday, October 28, 2013


If you're a soaper or other craft maker like me, you know that holiday preparations begin way early for us. It's hard to believe that we begin working on our holiday soaps and other products before it even turns Fall in most cases! As soon as I finished my Fall soaps, I moved right into the holiday ones. I am not one to muddle up the holiday seasons but sometimes we just have no choice. I will soon be listing my holiday soaps and waxes and so I thought it time to give the good ol' blog a festive look.

I am still working on my waxes so I don't have any pictures of those yet. Here are the holiday soaps I will be offering in the store this year:

Winter Kaleidoscope Soap -Evergreen resins, amid an infusion of sparkling tart fruit and subtle woodsy clove, add to the hearty middle notes of pine and fir needle. An extremely smooth yet lively conifer fragrance with tart nuances of citrus and sparkling fruit, spiked with a base of musk and green moss.

Holiday Candy - I've blended several different to come up with a mouth-watering scent blend of candied apple and candied sugar crystals, with rock candy and sweet vanilla cream. Oh boy, this one is a keeper!

Cranberry Ice - Juicy, red cranberries and sparkling Asian Yuzu combine with icy peppermint for this frosty holiday scent.

Merry & Bright - A bright and complex fragrance combination of base notes of bamboo and teakwood, with middle notes of tayberries, blackberries, mulberries, cloudberries, and peaches, with subtle hints of red clover and sweetgrass.

Holly Jolly - This will be my last year with this particular scent. The fragrance has been discontinued. :-( A beautiful, festive scent blending notes of clean, fresh winter air with earthy, leafy greens, ylang-ylang, and black tea, on a solid base of musk, sandalwood and fir.

Montana Memories - I love, love, LOVE this one! If you like Christmas Wreath from Yankee then you'll love this scent too! This gorgeous scent with notes of fir, pine needles and orange, reminds me of winters in Montana; sledding in the mountains and the pine trees topped with the fluffiest, sparkliest, white snow.

It doesn't seem like much is going on with me but I'm working steadily to prepare to list these soaps and the coming waxes sometime in November. Stay tuned for the date!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Came and Went!

Ok, well, I could have blogged at some point during the fall selling season. I wasn't selling at this time last year and so this has been a new experience for me. It was crazy hectic but I liked it too. It is so fun that so many people like my soap! Thank you to everyone that bought from my Fall line-up. There is just a smidgen left if you're wondering. ;-)

I made this collage of the products I was listing and I think it would be easiest to just post that instead of twenty-some photos. The soaps in this year's line-up were Maples Leaves, Autumn Berry, Toffee Apple, Berry Brew, Warm Apple Pie, Twigs & Berries, Sweet Pumpkin, Oak Barrel Apple Cider, and Country Cabin. I made some various scented waxes in Autumn Berry, Toffee Apple Pie, Candy Corn, etc..

While the chaos of packing so many orders was great, I am so happy to have my desk and room all cleaned up and ready to make my final holiday soaps. I'm a bit behind and I need to get the last two made. Stay tuned for a holiday soap post!