Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's A Busy Time of Year...

...But I am trying my best to keep up with everything!
ArtFire has been taking a lot of my time lately, but that's alright, because I definitely love that site, and I've been sharing it with everyone lately!

There's something else that I would like to share too; a new little feature on ArtFire! Come Window Shop with us! I've added my own Window Shopping post at the end of this, so if you like what you see, I suggest you pop on over to ArtFire and see what's new. I have tons of new items added in my ArtFire store, including a luxurious coconut creme bar; its great for shaving! That's it there on the left side; doesn't it look fabulous? If you love the scent of coconut, you'll love this bar. It reminds me of being on vacation somewhere tropical, like on my favourite beach in Hawai'i with a Mai Tai. Yum! Who knew a soap could evoke so many memories? haha.

Also, I will beginning to do a lot more custom orders after Christmas; right now there is just too much that needs to be done to allow me any more time to dedicate to making anything brand new yet. I am thinking of bringing in a botanical facial wash and toner; I am not sure if I will sell it in a set though, or offer individual purchase as well. My cocoa butter melts are all made up now and ready for their photo shoot... something I honestly dread. Taking photos. I'm not good at it, no matter how hard I try! Though, I must admit, I do like how the coconut bar photographed... I will keep working on it.

I suppose that's it for now; here is my ArtFire Window Shop, feel free to browse! I've got some great sales going on right now.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Winner of the Voting Contest Is....

Congratulations, you are the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate!
You can spend it any way you'd like, including items on our website, Etsy or ArtFire:

To redeem, just send me an email with your username and what you'd like to order, along with your mailing address! Contact me at

Congratulations again!

Thank you to everyone for entering my contest as well, and thank you for being patient; snow, ice and cable lines do not often get along and I was without the internet for a little while there!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Come Visit!

Bubbles N Suds Soap Company has now also found a home at ArtFire!
Come visit us here;

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Its so easy to enter, just vote on what product you would like to see next at Bubbles N Suds Soap Company, (the poll is located in the right column of the blog) then let us know by a comment on this blog that you've voted, and you'll be automatically entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to go shopping in our store!

You can browse both our Etsy:
Or our website:
and you can pick your items that you'd like if you are a winner!

Drawing will take place on December 11th at noon EST and will be posted on here shortly after. Please remember to leave a way to contact you if you are a winner, and good luck!

Craft Show Today!

This morning was the Welland Lions Community Center craft show to raise funds for the Welland Humane Society and Hope Center. The event was only my third show; the two previous I had done were both for schools; one for Park Public School in Grimsby and one for St. Thomas More Elementary School and both went very well, despite how nervous I was!

I was up at 7am after four hours sleep (I was up making soap, I can't help it!) and ignoring the very brisk weather, we were on our way to the show. It went from 10am to 5pm, with set up beginning at 9am, and there was a great treat when we got free coffee, tea, biscuits and donuts before the start of the show. A very appriciated touch, I may say. Like I said, I've only just started doing the shows, so its always new and I'm never quite sure what to expect.

The show started out slow, but there were some really great vendors. The organizer of it all went to great lengths to make sure all of the vendors were actual crafters, which was great to see; while its convenient for some people to have Avon and Tupperware at shows, I think its a lot better to see what people have to offer that they've made themselves. At this show though, there were bakers, painters, scrapbookers and more; I was the only soaper so I lucked out; though the organizer tried to keep away from booking tables with the same product, so I felt honoured to be the first to be able to nab the soaping spot!

Sales were slow for most people throughout the day; about noon it started to rain and the wind was high and completely chilling, and it drove a lot of people away. Always good to keep high spirits though, and I had a great neighbour next to me that not only had great products (sandblasting boulders with terrific artwork on them, including Chinese proverbs) but we had a lot to talk about when it was slow.

All in all, it was a good day for me, though overall it was slow, probably due to the weather. Of course, shows are always hit and miss, and I think the organizer did a terrific job advertising (two radio stations, newspaper, television, flyers and in a Santa Claus parade) and I was glad to hear that they got three large boxes full of food for the Hope Center and a couple hundred dollars to buy pet food for the Humane Society. Unfortunately, not everyone was very happy and turned to the organizer and were very rude about the whole situation. The table fee was donated to the Humane Society, so it was a great cause but some people were still very bitter, left early and gave the organizer a piece of their mind. I understand that its a gamble doing shows, but I have fun whether I'm making sales or not; its all about networking!

That's all for now though; I will try to get some photos of my table up soon. I am also going to be hosting a contest too, so look out for that being posted later tonight! I also have to make some more soap; I am starting up a new dog line so I have to get on that, and I almost sold out of all my lip balms at today's show, so I have to make more of those too. So busy!