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.