Sunday, 26 September 2010

Cute extras

A lovely friend of mine is rather talented when it comes to drawing and she had drawn some very cute graphics for my soaps! I think they are ADORABLE and very suitable, what do you think?

I'm going to put them on my facebook page, my website and maybe print them out and pop them in with each order?

During the week my boyfriend's friend's Mum asked for some of my soaps to take as samples to a Beauty Show where all the salons go to check out the newest products. I made about 15 of the different sized cupcakes in yummy fragrances. The feedback was great, apparently everyone loved them, infact one of her friends who owns a big company that distributes products to all the salons took the soaps with her and now has them on display in her shop!! If the customers like them she is going to order a load! So that is very promising and exciting!
I've applied for a stall at a local craft fair called Clutter City. It's not like a normal craft fair, it's for people who make unique and cute things! I think it'd be the perfect place to sell my soaps, I really hope I get accepted! I should find out this week, fingers crossed!!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A few new things..

I thought I'd start this post off with some of the new soaps I've been making.
This is the flat back cupcake soap, which is 3" tall and as it's flat backed it's nice and easy to use.

The photo doesn't really show how big it is.. I need to take one next to a 10p as a size comparison. I really like it, I think it'll sell well as it's cute but practical, where as some of the cupcake soaps as they're so pretty some people have said they don't want to actually use them but just have them on display!

I have got new packaging for the cookie and doughnut soaps-tin tie bags like the ones you would get from the supermarket! I'm really pleased with how they look. I've also got little stickers of cupcakes which say "Please don't eat me" to put on the foodie soaps, just incase!

The lady I was making the willy and boobie soaps for, who worked in the shop Sin Sins, got the sack so that was a bit of a waste of time.. But I have had interest from other people in them so they might sell...

Had quite a few orders this week, large orders too - not just one item. So that's kept me busy. I've also been asked to make a load of samples for a lady to take to a fashion/beauty roadshow to show to some salons who might be interested in them! Better get cracking with that soon!

I've also applied for a stall at a craft fair which is happening on the 30th of October in Norwich. It's called Clutter City and is for crafters who make kitschy,cute items - so perfect for my soaps! Hopefully I'll get accepted :)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Busy Bee!

I've been making soaps since the minute I woke up today, until now..midnight! I'd been waiting for my soap base to arrive and today it came.. all 20 kilos of it! The tub is so heavy my Dad had to carry it through to the kitchen for me!

I had to make 30 mini cupcakes style #4 to be used as wedding favours for a wedding this Saturday, the lady is picking them up tomorrow so they had to be done by tonight! She wanted a variety of colours and scents so I chose some of my favourites like Chocolate Cake, Brown Sugar & Fig and Angel Food Cake!

This is the finished result! 30 cupcakes wrapped and ready to go!

I also made a new soap today.. a gingerbread man one! He's very cute and nice size, around 4". I only added the different colour to his tie and buttons but could add colour to his eyes I think in future. I'll price this soap at £3.

I also got some willy and boobie moulds in the post today to make some samples for a shop called Sin sins. One of the willy moulds is huge..I didn't realise it would be so big..and detailed! I'm not keen on it but I'll see what the shop owner says. There are some littler ones which are about 2.5" big and they're much nicer.

My website will be going live soon, at the moment it's just redirecting you to my folksy store. I'm working on the site every day and want to make sure it looks good and has all the important bits before I launch it online!