Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Other interesting things from the show…

Another interesting thing that popped up at the show over the weekend, people were really attracted to the names of some of the soaps.  People were really amused by the Butt Naked soap.  The soap was named that because the FO was called Butt Naked.  There were a lot of good natured comments about how it doesn't smell like butt and so forth.  It's really a fruity bananay smell.  Why the FO is called Butt Naked?  Don't know.  I just went with it.  Most of my soap names actually described the fragrance.
Maybe I should sell more soaps with odd ball names like Monkey Farts or Lick Me All Over or Liquid Crack.  They don't describe what the scent is at all, but they are funny names. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

My first Art and Craft Fair!

I did my very first art and craft fair this past weekend.  It was part of a fundraiser for a local Taiko drumming group.  I paid for a booth space and 15% of my earnings went to the drumming group.  It was a small group of 15 artists/crafters. 
Here's what my table looked like
I sold Handmade soap (both MP and traditional soap) and Lip and Body Butters.  The right side was CP/HP soap, the middle was lip/body butter, and the right was MP soap.
The show was attended by mostly family and friends of the artists and the drumming group, but people were Christmas shopping!  Adjusting for the booth fee and the 15% that went toward the Taiko group, I made just under $500!  Pretty darn good!  I had fun. 
The CP soap cupcakes (upper right), MP teeth soap and MP soap shots (upper left) got a lot of attention.  A few got sold.  By far, people bought the bar soaps, then the lip butters.  I think people were just unfamiliar with body butters/solid lotions, so less of those were sold. 
Now I have some space to make more soap!!

Latest soaps

So, I had to post photos of a couple of my last soaps.  I love the colors and the swirls!

On the left, Acai Berries and Satin was layered with three colors.  A seafoam green mica , white using titanium dioxide, and grape mica.
On the right, Celestial Waters, was an In-the-Pot (ITP) swirl using a blue and green micas.  I love the wispy swirls.  It's so satisfying when something works out.