Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis the Season

A selection of giftable goodies from the team who loves to talk!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Holiday Time!

How will you spend your holiday (whichever one you choose to celebrate)? Hopefully it will be in good company with loved ones, great food, and comfortable surroundings. :) In the rush of the shopping and bustling about, be sure to take some time and remember the true reason for the season...spending time with those who matter to us because life is short.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holiday Shopping Time!

The season for giving (and getting!) is upon us! I have new holiday-inspired soaps on the way, and I also am having a sale in my Artfire shop this week. Just in time for shopping. 15% off everything. :D

Stop by and take a peek here. Prices are already reduced and in effect until midnight EST Sunday, Decmeber 13th so stock up now!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

15% Off Sale in My Artfire Shop!

That's right! This week only I am offering 15% off everything in my Artfire shop to help you get ready for the holiday season. I'm sure I have a little something for everyone. You can stop by and take a peek here. Prices shown are already reduced, and you don't even need an account on Artfire to buy (unless you'd like to make one).

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Etsy Chat Team Autumn Goodies

A selection of Autumn inspired goodies from the team that loves to talk

Really Artfire?! You go with your bad self!

I have to say, that as a seller, this Holiday Free For All program kicks some serious booty! Guess where I'll be moving all my expiring Etsy listings? Wheeee! :D Plus I'll add a few new things to the mix, just in time for Holiday shopping. I get more traffic with less effort there (not that I expect sales to just float in to me from the ether) plus I have to say that site looks much nicer then it did when it first started. I like that they still listen to their sellers too. I'm curious to see where it goes from here.

So take a peek at my Artfire Studio for some fabulous stuff, with more to come!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

SNS Time!

Where does the week go?!

This week, I'm offering 15% off my Etsy shop! This is good for anything but samples. Refunds will be given via PayPal (or I will happily reserve custom listings for you if you do not use PP)

This sale is in effect until 6am EST Sunday, September 27, so happy shopping!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shiver me timbers!

Someone included me in a pirate inspired treasury! :D

I love getting spots in treasuries...it's a huge compliment in my book. It means that a fellow artisan liked my work enough to think it deserves to be on the front page of Etsy, and that is just lovely.

So Ahoy, matey!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Oh hai blog

I've been neglecting this thing again, and I apologize! I've just been so busy trying to get geared up for the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR (some of you call it Halloween) that I just haven't had the time.

Look for many new and spooooooooky soaps from me this year. I am also working on a new line for men, so keep your eyes on my Etsy, Madeitmyself, and Artfire shops to see what's brewing in this spooky grrrl's cauldron. :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hooray for Halloween!

I'm so happy! Someone featured this soap (along with a bunch of other cute and spooky Etsy finds) in their blog! Check out Etsy Spooks! :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

SNS Sale time!

20% off everything except samples! Yay! Refunds will be given via PayPal (or I can reserve an adjusted listing for you if you do not have PayPal). This sale is in effect until 6am EST Sunday, August 23 in my Etsy shop so it's a great time to try my product if you have yet to do so! :D

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Goat's Milk Soap with Gently Exfoliating Poppy Seeds

I just love this soap. It started as a custom order for my dad (who I have successfully hooked on my soaps so he no longer uses that awful store bought detergent stuff), and I made a few extra bars. I'm trying to put more "manly" products in my store, as well as offering fragrance oil free items. This soap contains powdered nutmeg for color (with a touch of turmeric sprinkled on top) as well as the exfoliating poppy seeds. It has the slightest touch of spicy scent to it, but I left it otherwise unscented. Great for guys as well as the ladies, this goat's milk soap is nice and gentle.

I will be listing it for sale in my shop soon!

On a more personal note, I have come to face one of the single hardest choices I've had to make in my life up to this point. I had really hoped the outcome would be different, but my hand has almost been forced in the matter. This is going to make life very...interesting...(and hard) so please be patient with me while I figure out what in the world I'm going to do next (and how I'm going to survive).

(This has been edited. I goofed and listed the soap as olive oil when it's actually goat's milk. My apologies!)

Monday, August 17, 2009

I just moved my Lemon Oatmeal Soap to my madeitmyself.com shop! I'm in the process of moving items that I don't care to renew again on Etsy to other venues...doesn't hurt to spread your name around. ;) Currently listing on the site is free, which is a big bonus, and featuring your items is also free at this time. I get decent views, the listing process is pretty simple and fast (especially if you just copy and paste your items before they expire), and the price is great. My Artfire is already full, and at this time I cannot justify spending the money on a Premier account, so madeitmyself offers me another place to list things. Also, the commission is only 3%.

I'll be adding more soon, so stop by often!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Say hi to Dickens (as in he's a little troublemaker). He is one of 3 kittens we saved from our horrible and stupid neighbors. He loves to sit on my chest while I work on my laptop, and he often sleeps there too. His momma was a little gray stray kitty and all 3 babies look just like her. She had 6 kittens total, which is amazing because she was super teeny herself! Two of them don't have full tails, probably because they didn't have enough room in the womb to fully develop. Sadly, they wouldn't surrender the other 3 to us. They were pretty bad off when we got them, their little tummies were all distended and they couldn't have been even 5 weeks old, but they are doing much better now. They still have belly issues, but they are nothing like they were two weeks ago thank goodness. I was worried that one of them wouldn't make it, but he pulled through and is now the chubbiest of them all. That makes 5 kittens in the house, all looking for good homes. I hope we can find them loving people to be with, because we are packed to the max with critters at this point!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Where has the week gone?! Yikes.


15% off everything except samples in my shop! :D Refunds given via PayPal (or I will reserve an adjusted listing for you if you do not have PayPal). Good until 6am Sunday, August 9. :D

Friday, August 7, 2009

Another feature!

This time in a magazine. :D I'm so excited I could do a little dance because it's my very first one.

You can find it here: Modern Handmade Child

Who knows where a sample sold can lead?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A very cute little blog

has decided to feature some of my Little Bunny Fu Fu Samples!

You can take a peek here: hopping through the forest...

In other news I have finally decided to seek surgery for my...um...female issues. I just cannot stand this any longer. When I sit back and think of all the time I've spent laying in bed miserable and all the things I've managed to miss...well, it's high time I buck up and do something. I just hope it helps, as there is no guarantee that it will.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


SNS (Saturday Night Special) SALE!

40% ALL REGULAR PRICED ITEMS AND AN ADDITIONAL 25% OFF SALE ITEMS! Whoo hoo! Refunds via PayPal or I can reserve an adjusted listing for you if you need to pay with a check or money order. This sale is only in effect from 5pm EST July 25 until 6am EST Sunday, July 26 so stock up now! (this discount does not include shipping)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And the winner is....

Lynn! (aka WitchAmy) Congratulations to you! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and spread the word about the giveaway. Check back here to see what the next one will be.

Pictured above is my Green Tea Goat's Milk With Unrefined Shea Butter Soap. It's lovely, and gone! I sold it all before I even had a chance to list it. I plan to make more at some point because it turned out really well (I snagged a bar for myself luckily).

Now, on to more somber things. As I celebrate this milestone for my Etsy shop, the victory is tinged with sadness. As most (if not all) of you know, Uleen Toovey (known to her fellow Etsians as Chromasmear) died in a tragic rafting accident this past Saturday. I chatted with her almost every time I was in the chat rooms on Etsy, and she helped me numerous times with links to things I needed or articles/recipes/blogs that would help me make something for my shop. I am sad to say I never had the pleasure of meeting her in person, but online she was lovely, helpful, kind, and generous. It's odd how someone you never met in real life can still leave a void.

Your presence will be missed Chroma. My heart goes out to her family and friends, and also to those who were on the trip with her when her untimely passing occurred. I hope that it was swift and painless, and I find some small comfort in knowing that she was doing something she loved when it happened. I cannot imagine being there, or being the person in charge of the trip.

Rest, and hopefully we'll meet again in that big chat room in the sky.