Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New items: Gift Sets!

I added a few of my gift sets to my Etsy shop. I have a few different ones listed. Most of them are all set and ready to ship! A few of them are able to be customized into whatever fragrances you would like. The sequin gift boxes are sooooo awesome! When I saw them for sale, I scooped them up before anyone else could even think of taking them!

Friday, April 24, 2009

It's ETSY Day!

Today is ETSY day! Yippee! Did you ETSY today?

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. You'll find a creative group of independent artists and designers and the very best in handmade goods, craft supplies and vintage. It's an excellent place to find one of a kind items, to give as gifts - or keep for yourself! Since you're buying directly from artists on Etsy, you have the unique opportunity to form personal connections with the people who create your treasures. Signing up is free and easy! Just click here! I have bought lots of great items on Etsy. Some for myself and some as gifts for my family & friends. Being a handmade soapmaker, I LOVE being able to support other handmade artisans! You can search for local artists in your area, as well. Take a couple minutes & explore Etsy today...you won't be disappointed!

This is my shop: http://www.concordsoap.etsy.com/

Enjoy! (warning: Etsy is VERY addictive!)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I feel so loved!

My soap and body butter have been blogged about! How nice! It always feels like a little hug when you find out about these things!

First off is a mention on my Etsy soap team...SAFE. SAFE stands for Soap Artisans Friends of Etsy. It's a wonderful collection of great soapmakers & bath and body makers. There are all kinds of soapmakers here, cold process (like me), melt-and-pour, hot process & more. Their blog mention was about my body butters. My Almond Amaretto Body Butter to be exact! Check it out!

Secondly, a fellow member of the Cleveland Etsy Street Team mentioned my Sad, Little Soap Bars on her blog. (I think it was the cute baby picture that got her attention!) She really wrote a nice little article about those bars! Check out Leah's blog here!

Lastly, I found my Ocean Rain soap on A Chase After Wind blog. The soap mentioned fit with the theme due to recent weather! Funny...ocean rain, huh? Must be a LOT of rain! Check out this blog!

Thanks so much for all the love!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Soap Listings! Fully cured & ready to ship!

Ok, ok...I FINALLY listed my newest soap fragrances! First of all, I hate taking photos. I am my own worst critic! This is the main reason it took me so long to get them listed in my Etsy shop. Ahhh...procrastination! They have been ready for a while now. In fact, I started selling them at my spring craft shows. Everyone seemed to really enjoy all the new scents! So, like I said, I finally have the photos taken & the listings made. So, check them out & let me know what you think!
Meet Almond Amaretto! This scent is sooooo awesome! (confession: I made this scent for myself) This one was the big winner at the craft shows!

This newbie is Eucalyptus & Spearmint! This was a customer requested scent. Yep...I listen and I give the people what they want!

The return of Fields of Lavender! *the crowd goes wild*

Introducing...Fresh & Clean! This scent smells clean!? I think it is reminding me of a fabric softener or something like that. I don't know...but it smells fresh, clean & lemon-y!

And this little beauty is Secret Garden! This is for all you floral lovers! It's a fabulous floral scent that isn't overpowering.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Snail Mail Offer!

I am in the process of mailing out a postcard with a special offer to my customers. If you would like to receive this mailer, convo me at my Etsy shop, http://www.concordsoap.etsy.com/ or email me via my website, http://www.concordsoapcompany.com/ and I will get one out to you. Please include your name & mailing address. You can include your email address if you would like. This is a snail mail offer, but I do send out email offer as well. And I'm not telling what the offer is, but it's a good one!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

'Puter Problems!

Hey all! I've been plagued with computer problems for the last two weeks...ugh! No, it wasn't that conficker thingy...but it was due to a trojan horse. Anyway, I needed to get a new hard drive and reload all the software, etc. etc. Luckily, I had my external back-up drive working so I didn't lose too much data. I probably lost about a month and a half of data entry. Oh well, it could be a lot worse!

My two spring craft shows are over. They went pretty well. One better than the other. I definitely saw a decline in the attendance numbers compared to previous years. Was it due to the economy? dunno. Spring shows are always kinda iffy...ya never know what you will get!

Now that the craft shows are done and the computer is up and running, I really really need to get the photos taken of the new soap scents!