Friday, December 19, 2008

I've been MIA


For a bit. I've been so busy lately and have lots to yak about.

First off, I did participate in the BUST Craftacular that took place last weekend in Brooklyn. I have to admit that I contemplated pulling out at the last minute as I has having a difficult time keeping up with my Etsy orders while trying to get ready for the show. My twitter friends talked me out of quitting and so I soldiered on like a trooper and managed to pull it off.

We had an extremely successful show. I met many fellow Etsians but not as many as I would have liked. There was just no time.

There were no signs of this recession we've been hearing about all year long. There was a constant line to get into the show to shop, even at 5:00PM people were lined up outside to get in. Sales were brisk and we went home totally exhausted but with lots of empty boxes and a pocket full of money.

Thank you BUST for a smashing event! The music was awesome and had me dancing in my chair all day long. I'm still singing "Crazy Horses" a week later - LOL!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I guess it had to happen sooner or later...



...SNOW!

Woke up a little later than normal this morning. Now I know why - because it was so quiet outside. As much as I have absolutely no appreciation whatsoever for the white stuff, I do love the way it muffles the noises of outside. Almost feels like there's a sound reducing blanket covering the entire city.

The picture's not the best quality since my cell phone just happened to be conveniently in my hand at 7:00 in the morning - LOL.

I just love the way the street lights bounce off the snow laden trees.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Yes, I know what I said


....when I swore up and down that I was thru with making body butters, and how relieved I felt about my decision to not sell them this winter. Well...

..you all KNOW how expensive mango butter is right?The stuff is crazy expensive. Well, stupid me placed an order for 10lb of Mango butter recently. It was such a painful thing to have to do considering that I only use it for soap making. I bit the bullet and purchased it along with more shea butter and some other oils. Don't you know that the day after the order was placed and paid for, I discovered an unopened 10lb box of mango butter in my ingredients closet!! At that moment I had an overwhelming urge to punch myself in the gut.

So - here we are. The only way I could shift all that butter was to go back to body butter making.

I must admit, this year it doesn't seem to be such a painful experience. Maybe because I've branched out on the flavors and also am now offering them in larger 4oz jars. I figure if I sell the larger sizes, people won't want them so often. You reckon it'll work like that?