Friday, July 21, 2017

Podcasts

So usually when I"m working, I like to listen to music, Pandora actually, and I have a bunch of my own personalized stations that I listen to. However, I just stared listening to Podcasts! Have you discovered them yet?
Podcasts come in all sorts of formats and they are in about any subject you can imagine! Today I was listening to one called "the Moth" which features great stories. I also like to listen to a lot of them on the topic of Handmade Business, my fave being "Dear Handmade Life" which features Delilah and Nicole talking about all kinds of handmade biz info, and they always start off with a drink they've discovered, feels like you're hanging out with your girlfriends!
There are different ways to get to the podcasts, I have an android phone so went to the the Google Play store and looked for Stitcher, downloaded that and then started listening! Give it a go, lots of cool stuff to listen to! Do you have a fave podcast?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Stamping away

I really resisted stamping my soap for a while, it's a lot of extra work, but it is a great way for customers to remember where their fabulous soap came from!
 There is a bit of a learning curve as far as knowing when to stamp the soap; if you do it too soon you wont get a clean impression, the soap will want to adhere to the stamp, if you wait too long, you'll need muscles and may still not get a good clean impression. So, if you're thinking of doing that, remember it will take a minute to figure it out! 
There are a lot of places that will do the stamps, I have always been happy with Dave at Lasercutz on Etsy. He's in the UK, but I always get my stamp pretty fast and he's great at communication. If you're looking to get a stamp made I highly recommend them!