Please check out both treasuries and see all the goodies. Thank you to both YouBadGirl and whyteboots for including me!
This is really a great boost for me because I have been a bit under the weather the past couple of weeks, both mentally and physically. I worked on some valentine soaps for three weeks and they just never came out right and were an epic fail. I wasted so much soap experiementing, but that is half the fun of making things. At this point, it's too late for the holiday anyway, but I was really trying to be better about doing holiday soaps this year. It's funny because I always thought that not having a job would give me more time to make things. The reality is I just don't have the budget for the supplies without the job, so I'm trying to figure out what I can buy now so that I can keep making things in the meantime! It's a bit lame because I would love to be using this time to make soap and jewelry all day, but I can't quite do it yet. I'll figure something out!
I have also been having some allergy issues due to a very unseasonably warm week where it was almost 70 every day - of course, I can't complain about that! I hope to get back on track with some non-valentine soaps in the next couple of weeks.
I have been very lucky lately and my soaps have been getting into a lot of Etsy treasuries! I just discovered that my candied rose petal madeleine soaps have been included in a Valentine's inspired Pink and Caramel treasury by Octopurse.
Please check out the treasury here and thank you Octopurse!
The other day, I was approached by Lorraine of SF Indie Fashion about featuring my soaps and of course I jumped at the chance! I just found out that today was the big day. Please check out the feature "Just Desserts" on SF Indie Fashion here. A big thank you to SF Indie Fashion for the mention!!
In other news, I am working on some Valentine's Day soaps today that I should have finished soon!
A little while ago, I was approached by Irene Hernandez-Feiks about putting some of my jewelry in her new store, Wonderland San Francisco. I have worked with Irene for several years as a vendor at her very popular Chillin' shows. Needless to say, I was flattered and excited when she asked and gave her some necklaces and earrings to try on consignment.
(Photo from Wonderland SF site)
Irene has always been very supportive of local designers and artists, so the space is half gallery, half retail shop and it's filled with local designers. The shop is in an up-and-coming area of the Mission that has been filled with taquerias and panaderias and Latino markets. It's gorgeous inside and she and her husband are very sweet people, so be sure to check out the store the next time you head down to Humphry Slocombe for some Guinness or Candied Ginger flavored ice cream!