Thursday, August 23, 2007

Problem Solved


A couple of months ago (pre-Etsy), I signed up to participate in a Bath & Body products swap on one of the soap making online groups I belong to. All products need to be in the coordinator's hands by Sept 1st. As soon as I signed up for the swap I made a huge batch of pumpkin spice soap, allowing plenty of time for them to cure. These girls are gonna love this one, I thought to myself. Unbeknownst to me, Etsy was right around the corner waiting on me to stumble on her. Needless to say since I started selling on Etsy, I have managed to sell a vast quantity of said pumpkin spice soap, thus leaving nothing much for the swap. What to do? I had a dilema. There's no way I was going to pull all the remaining pumpkin spice soap from my Etsy shop. As it is, I only have 19 bars left and I need 15 for the swap and making more wasn't an option.
This morning I said to myself: "Self, you have to either pull out of the swap and face being banned from all swaps for life (not a good thing to happen on your first swap) or you're going to have to hand over all the soap and just call it a day".
I was adamant that neither was going to happen, and as usual, just in the nick of time I came up with the solution. I'll cut each full size bar of soap in 1/2 which will create guest size bars. This means only losing 8 bars as opposed to 15. Then I could make some fizzy bath bombs in this other fragrance I have which smells just like apple pie with spices. So they'll get a fizzy bomb and a small soap.
So, that's exactly what I've done. Well, I haven't cut up the soap yet, but I have made the bombs. They smell rather lovely if I do say so myself. Since I didn't color them, I decided to decorate the tops with dried calendula petals. This picture shows a handful of them but I actually made about 18 and they're HUGE. I weighed one and it's 4 1/2 oz!!! They have sit and harden nicely for a day or so, then I'll clean them up a bit. I hope they like them:)

9 comments:

Blaynexox said...

Those bombs look fantastic! You should definitely create some for your shop! :) can't wait to see all your new products!!

rocknwrap said...

Mmmmm apple pie with spices!

Angela said...

Those are gorgeous!

Emily said...

I think I would be drooling in the bath, those scents sound delicious! And the bombs look great!

Shell Mitchell said...

The bath bombs look fantastic!

Precious Quilts said...

They look brilliant!

Stephanie said...

LOL, I've had to make decisions like this too. I gotta stop getting into swaps :)

Expressyourself said...

The bath bombs look amazing!

Mikiye Creations said...

These are sooo cute!
Ha ha! At first I thought they were eggs!