Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamping Soap

I've been stamping my soap lately, it's a little more work, but I so love the effect of it. When you stamp, you have to wait a day or so, if you do it before, you will get an impression that's less than crisp. On the other hand if you wait to long, you wont be ABLE to make an impression! There are quite a few companies that can make custom stamps, although my fave to work with is Dave at Lasercutz on Etsy. He's done a couple stamps for me and my only regret is that I don't need to order a bunch more! Below are a few stamps waiting their turn to get stamped, my actual stamp and, ta-da, the finished product! If you're looking for a way to bring a little something extra to your soap, think about doing this!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Up To Speed

Here's what I've been up to.... I am doing the Brentwood Market starting this Season rather than Pleasanton, where I have been for the last 14 years. The reason for the change was sort of like the Magic 8 Ball says "All signs point to yes". I miss my customers of course, and I gave them a code to use for free shipping at check out of the Etsy Shop, its Ptonlove and its good til the end of the year. (feel free to use it if you like) So, it's a little strange being a different place on Saturdays, but I am really loving that the Market is 8 - noon and it's just 10 miles, not 48! I'm still trying to get the rhythm of the Market, learn when it's busy etc, but I'm really happy that it's been a good change. It's also a seasonal Market so I'll have some Saturdays off after the end of November, that will be amazing, and I wont go as crazy as I did last Christmas keeping up! I've also been updating my labels, you'll see a lot more color and I am loving the cheerfulness! Oh I brought the Lotion Bars back too, 6 different scents! Lets see, oh and I've been stamping the soaps too, I love the look of them! So now you're up to speed! I'll try to write a lil more often! Feel free to ask questions if you have any!