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Archive for October, 2007

Custom Bunnies, anyone?

Emma and the White Bunny

Emma and the White Bunny

Aww, doesn’t this kid look like she’s having lots of fun with the bunny?  You know you want one too!  If you’d like to get a bunny as cute as this one, I can make one for you!  Just send me an email.

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I have no new shop things to show you today, but I do have a knitting tip, which I discovered a few weeks ago, and it has changed my knitting!  When you want to make a left leaning decrease, one usually does a SSK (slip, slip, knit).  This is a great left leaning decrease that most closely matches K2TOG (right leaning decrease).  However, most people slip both stitches knitwise.  If you slip the first stitch knitwise, and the next stitch purlwise, you will get an even smoother decrease.  It really makes a difference!  I’m sure that I’m not even close the only one to get this, but it’s still pretty exciting to me.

I’ve had a wonderfully busy weekend going to a wedding, and it was very special, because I introduced the bride and the groom!  A coworker and I decided that we had too many single friends, and that we needed to set someone up.  We got them to go on a blind date, and the rest is history!  It was a beautiful ceremony officiated by a dear friend.  That was followed by a fabulous reception with lots of food, drink (open bar!  Woo hoo!) and much dancing.  I even convinced my husband to dance to a fast song!  A milestone in our relationship.  Oh, and it was my birthday.  Fun was had by all, especially the beautiful bride.

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Yesterday, we had a ear infection scare, but it turned out that the boy was just itchy!  We brought him to the doctor, who said that he was grabbing his ear because the same nerve that is aggravated by teething is also connected to his ear.  Who knew!  Anyway, he was scratching so much, he broke the skin in his ear, so the scabs were itching him as well.  So, our goal is to break the circle of itchiness, using many moisturizers and hydrocortizone cream.

Blissed Out on Oraljel Blissed Out on Oraljel

Which brings me to my next bit of news…a friend of mine requested a super moisturizing soap, so very soon we will be carrying a lovely shea butter and silk soap.  Keep checking back, and I’ll let you know when it will become available.  But, for now, here are our new soaps. They’ll be up on Etsy tonight as well as a special 3 bar discount.  Buy 3 for 10 dollars.  What a deal!

Man SoapMan Soap

With notes of cedarwood, frankincense and cinnamon, this is a woodsy, spicy soap that is gentle, yet masculine.

Raspberry Mint SoapRaspberry Mint Soap
It’s pink! It’s minty! Like walking through a raspberry field that’s also planted with mint bushes!  Sure to perk you up in the morning.

Cinnamon Spice Torte Soap  Cinnamon Spice Torte Soap

Mmmm…like one of our favorite fall treats, cinnamon spice torte.  Creamy, spicy, but not for eating!

Mulberry Almond SoapMulberry Almond Soap

Sweet berries and exfoliating crushed almonds come together in a beautifully shaped soap that is sure to get attention.  generous 4 oz size.

Enjoy!


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Today I experimented with making perfect soap for selling on my shop.  It was fun, easy and fast!  Did I mention I did four recipes in one day, and in between feedings/naps?  Hurrah!  I made Oaty Chamomile, Cinnamon Oatmeal, Cranberry Cornmeal (great for Thanksgiving favors!) and my personal favorite of the batch: Rosemary Cinnamon.  Sadly, the Cranberry Cornmeal will have to be redone, as someone (I’m not saying who) had a complete and total meltdown just as I was pouring the finished soap into the mold.  So, the cranberries were not evenly dispersed, as my attention was directed more towards the screaming infant, and not so much as the boiling glycerin soap in my hands.  Sometimes I question my sanity.  They will be posted on Etsy tomorrow.  Enjoy the pictures below!

Oaty Chamomile

Oaty Chamomile

Like a warm cup of tea, but sudsy, and um…exfoliating.  There’s oatmeal on the tops of the bar, and chamomile flowers on the bottom. 4 oz bar.

Cinnamon Oatmeal

Cinnamon Oatmeal

Very comforting soap, generous sized 4 oz. bar.  Cinnamon scented with real cinnamon and oatmeal in the bar.

Rosemary Cinnamon

Rosemary Cinnamon

Refreshing, yet warm scent.  Has organic rosemary essential oils, cinnamon oil and real ground cinnamon and organic rosemary in the bar.  Smaller, guest room sized 3 oz bar.

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