This and That

Every Sunday I go out and sell my soaps and such at a Farmer’s Market.  This is my first year doing so and I can say I have learned a lot.  For example, I need to have far more stock before the season starts.  Right now I am making soap every couple of weeks or so to keep up.  Because of this my CP soap making has been put on hold because I don’t have time.  I have been trying out a few bases from Bramble Berry.  I recently got LCP base.  I have heard that this one can be slightly drying than the others so I have tried out a few new additives such as coconut oil, avocado oil, palm oil, and honey.  So far I like the experimentation.  Here’s a few pics of my table at the Farmer’s Market and my newest creations:

Passionfruit Rose Guest Soap
Pineapple Cilantro Guest Soap
Oatmeal and Honey (Unscented)
Gardners Soap (Tea Tree, Lavender, Peppermint)
Lavender Love

I want to get back into making more CP soap but I think that is going to have to wait until I have a bit more time and it’s a tich cooler since we really don’t have any a/c.


Popsicle Stick Bracelets

When surfing around on the internet I came across this great site called Dollar Store Crafts (check it out) and saw a tutorial for popsicle stick bracelets.  I thought they were so cute of course I had to try them out!
I went to the local Wal-Mart and got a box of 300 sticks for like $3.00.  I love cheap crafts btw.  I found I had to simmer them in water for about 30 min then let them sit in the hot water for another 30 before they became bendable without breaking.  I used canning jars as the mold and anchored each one with clothes pins.  Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before taking them out of the jar or else they will start to straighten out.  I sanded each one so they were all nice and smooth.  You can use a variety of things to decorate them.  I used paint, scrapbook paper, temporary tattoos and tissue paper to make mine all pretty.  I gave each one a couple of coats of glossy Mod Podge and let them dry.



Didn’t they turn out great?  I got a pretty good response at the farmer’s market today.  I am selling each one for $3.00 since they take a minimum of 2 days to complete.  I have had requests for smaller ones and I am going to try to work out how to curve them more without breaking.




I can’t wait to make some more.  If you are patient then these are a great fun and cheap craft to do, or if you don’t want to make them I can sell you one or two of course 🙂

Farmers Market

I am now selling my soap every Sunday at the Somerset, WI Farmer’s Market from 8-12.  It is such a nice little market.  All the vendor’s are great.  We all stand around in our bare feet, and it is located in a campground which gives us great traffic.  I had a lot of interest and I cannot wait to go back this week.  Here’s the soaps I am selling this week:

Crabby but Clean Soap
Patriotic Soap with Star Embeds
Rubber Ducky Soap
Lemon Tea Soap with Lemon Peel for Exfoliation
Bug Soap (big hit with the kids last week)
Pink Power Soap
Hard Rock Soap

On Sunday I will take pics of our set up and the other things we are selling.  Anyone else selling their wares at a market this year?  How are sales going for you?