Thursday, November 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday

I've been having fun on Facebook lookkng at everyone's pictures from days past, here's one for you of my little shop! It was such a cute little place and I loved it so! It was built in the 1930's and had coved ceilings. I was there for two years, until I started busting at the seams, buying my oils and such in bulk. I wouldn't change the experience for anything! You can see the tail end of Milo too, the little lilac Bug. He actually came to a couple of Markets in the begining! The sign, was handpainted by my brother in law. The logo is the first one I used, I designed it myself. :-)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jack of All Trades Oakland Part 2

I had so much fun Saturday, I took a couple of pix for you. I was in a different spot this time, by the boats, really a gorgeous spot! In fact it's just a couple spaces down from where my son and I stood when we did the Jack London Farmers Market ages ago. Here's what was behind me
We also had Fashion Trucks, ever see those? They are like a store on wheels! I wasn't that close but I thought it was a cool idea!
And of course we also had a few food trucks! I loved the name of this one!
I was next to some really nice people that had these gorgeous hangings from Haiti and I horse-traded for a small piece! I had a lot of fun and hope they continue the event after next month. So for now December 14th is the last one, I can hardly wait to go again!

Friday, November 8, 2013

My Amazing Customers

So I have had some fall-out from the decision to discontinue the Mini's, but when I explain to my customers that it's a matter of balance abd time, the have been amazing. One customer said "I support that!" and it's so cool. It's never an easy decision to stop making any product, especially when its not doing badly, but for the overall good, I know it was the right thing!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Streamlining

I've decided to cut a couple of products that are time intensive. I always feel badly when I have to do that, especially when it's something that has been around a long time. The thing is that my focus for the coming year is streamlining so I can focus more on the core products, full sized soap and candles. So I'll be eliminating the Mini's and the glyerine soap, although I may do glycerine from time to time. I was thinking about the hours a week it takes to maintain an additional 18 mini soaps ( in addition to the 30+ I already do! ) as well as making each glycerine soap one at a time, it adds up to quite a lot! Anyhow, just wanted to let you guys know, so as soon as the current stock is gone, it's gone!