Monday, April 27, 2009

The Sign Went Up - Yeah!!!!

I am a little delayed in posting this but on Saturday the guys came and put up the new sign for the store. I was so excited. Like a little school girl. The reality of becoming official. For my customers, you know this is a long ways from the sign I had at the last location. The Osage Neon Crew did a great job.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Move In Progress

The move is well under way. After 1 year at the last location, I completely grew out of the space. It was good that I started where I was as I was not really sure all of what I wanted to do. Over the past year, I was able to drill down my business and where I wanted to go with the store. So when I was searching for a new location, I kept my business goals in mind. The ability to also custom build the new location has been truly wonderful.

This picture is of my back room. This is where I will have my office as well as all my tools and supplies for making baskets, diaper cakes, and all my other creations. I know it does not look like much now but it will. I will take more pictures over the next few days to show the new store in progress.

The front section of the store will be the gift shop. I kept the bar that was in the store for our "scenting station." This is where we will custom scent our bath and body products for you. I also will have an open area for people to come in and make their on glycerin soaps. The finale is a party/class room. We will be able to have groups, parties, and various craft classes taught by various teachers.

I am so excited about all that is to come.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fresh Batch of Cool Water Type Soap

This is a fresh batch of Cool Water Type soap I made today. The fragrance was all over the shop and smelled just wonderful. I can't wait to unmold and cut this soap tomorrow.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Making Silky Cream

I was busy making lotions and creams this morning. The cream I was making above is definitely one of my favorite products. This cream is very light, non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and contains yummy ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and liquid silk.

Monday, April 13, 2009

BBQ Basket

Here is a BBQ Basket that was just made. This basket contains a BBQ Grill Tool Set, OU Grilling Sauces 3 pack - 1 Bottle of Albert's BBQ Sauce and some BBQ Peanuts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kid's Basket

This is a custom kid's basket. It is filled with construction paper, markers, coloring books, crayons, puzzle books, sidewalk chalk, Play-Doh, Bubbles, and even a Yellow Rubber Ducky for bathtime.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Baby Basket

This is a baby basket made today for a customer order. I will be posting more basket samples of the work I do so you can see the types of quality baskets I can create for you.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Baskets Galore

I have been busy in the shop with Easter. These are some of the custom baskets made today.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I am so happy. I got some Soapylove in the mail today. I am a frequent ready of Soapylove's Blog and I was lucky enough to win one of her contests. The prize actually was a copy of her eZine. (These are great. I am learning so many new soaping techniques) Since I already had gotten my copy she was kind enough to let me choose a soapsicle as my prize. I chose Clearly Lovely as it is my personal favorite. Debbie suprised me with one of her newest designs - Pink Grapefruit.

Pink Grapefruit smells wonderful. I was even impressed by her card. It was a handwritten card in the cutest envelope that even has a little Soapylove pin on it. Very, very cute. You can purchase her Soapsicles in my store or online here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Go Girl Soap

It has been a while since I have been able to make some soap. I sure do enjoy getting in a making it though. These pictures are part of a custom order I did today.

This picture shows how the soap was packaged.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dogs in Color

I was going to the post office when I saw these dogs and had to stop. They were out from a walk from the groomers. They had one more that was blue but he was gone before I could get his photo. Aren't this gals super cute. I love the Hot Pink!

I am sure the dogs are thinking why me. What us humans do to our animals. But I have to admit it is adorable and if I had a dog that I could do this to, I would.