Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great blog to check out.

View from my front door

Something I love to check out is The Billionaire Boys Club blog.

I ran into this site years ago after seeing something about it on TV I think. I will say I am not really a rap fan for the most part but this is great. He does a really good job of also posting futuristic and concept things that I find inspiring.

Where do you find inspiration?

By the way the picture above is what I took on the weekend. This is the kind of thing that reminds me I don't live in Los Angeles anymore, lol!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Going way back to my first soap & candles!

Pomegranate my first ever soap that I made

First Candles

The one on the right was coffee soap and yes I put in way too much ground coffee they were way too rough!

Few batches under my belt I started figuring out the swirling some.
This one is Black Raspberry Vanilla

This post is inspired by Patrice from The Soap Seductions trip down memory lane post.

I had to dig deep in the images to find these. So I started making candles about 2-3 years before I started making soap. These are my first real candles that I made. Well tech all the chunks were the ones that I made first but they were so bad I chunked them up and made these.

My first candles were so bad I got sticks stuck in them trying to make holes for wicks. Another one I didn't get the wick in there good and like an idiot I poured it with the mold sitting in the sink and the wax poured straight down the drain and clogged it! I managed to fix the clog but then the sink wouldn't go back together cause the parts were so old so the apartment manager had to call a plumber. Shhh I never told them I had poured wax down the drain, lol.

Now onto the soap. First one I ever made was scented with Pomegranate see picture above. I sure have come a long way from these! My bars are now much bigger and these were made before they started making the addictive that keeps the soaps from turning that brown/tan.

We all had to start some where right?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Something fun

Off topic!
Saw these lip tattoos on the morning news here a week or two ago and they look so cool. So my photographer brain was really wanting a pair cause I can already see taking cool pictures with them.

Last night I picked out a pack and you are all just going to have to wait and see which one I got and what I am going to do with them :)

Let me know if you decide to get some!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

bath bomb hell

All the rough spots on the above bomb are what happen when you are in the middle of making some and it starts to rain. The bath bombs suck all the humidity out of the air GRR!

A few of the ones going out in the order. Finally worked!

Well I had a rough week in making bath bombs. I had a large order in and figures it decided to rain everyday! Humid days=bad bath bombs.

We have been at dust bowl levels around here for months and then all of a sudden rain every day all week. Maybe I should have been trying to make bath bombs sooner so we could get more rain around here?

Glad to report there was no rain on Friday so I finally completed and shipped the order.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Craft show report

Above is the new transport box my dad made. Top level holds cupcake soap, bottom holds bath bombs.

#1 item needed for hot summer craft shows is a battery operated fan!

Monument show before the parade was over & the rush started

Cooking right on my back wall.

Busy weekend! Sat-Sun I was in La Veta, CO at Art in The Park. The show was pretty good. It could have been a really great show but it ended up hailing on Saturday at 2 pm which was just when the crowd was getting big. After the hail everyone pretty much cleared out. The hail knocked all kinds of dirt onto my tent so now I need to pitch the tent and give it a bath before the next show. :)

Monday I was in Monument, CO. This is a much bigger area then the other show. It was sooooo hot on Monday I think the temp was at least 103 and then when you add being on a black top it was hot! To top it off the back side of my tent had a food vendor who was cooking food on stoves, so that was adding even more heat to my tent. Let's just say I was cooking all day and it has taken me 2 days to start to feel back to normal again.

The Monument show had a high booth fee and the sales weren't that great really. I made a profit but not much of one. Not looking like I will be going to that one again. Craft shows are such trial and error!

I get this weekend off from shows then I will have 2 more shows before the month is over. Already time to start booking the fall shows again!

Friday, July 1, 2011

I did it again

Cupcake soaps left to right Hot Apple Pie, Ginger Ale, Key Lime Pie

So I keep doing this. I make something get it packaged up and then I remember that I never got around to taking pictures of it. Guess I will get pictures next batch cause I really don't want to redo them!

Busy weekend for me as I have one show Saturday-Sunday and then a different show on 4th of July. So much for a 3 day weekend off for me :P
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