My cold still has me indoors so I am moving around a bit slower this week. I decided to work on soldering and came up with two fun projects. Etsy is covered in hearts to lure all you happy valentines in:-) So I have added my two happy hearts:-) These two whimsical hearts dangle from chain with a really cute swarovski star attached. Fired up after creating these, I decided on my new challenge. One of my friends has been asking me to create initial jewelry (wanting to have her kids’ initials on a bracelet or other piece of wearable art). Since I have not been doing much of the silver clay work recently (material prices are crazy), I have been trying to come up with a fun design for her. It was so much fun to work on. See photos here. Guess I should make one for me with my kids’ initials:-) For all you Valentine’s Day shoppers, I have lots of fun products, perfect for spoiling your Valentine. Treat your sweet one with the gift of handmade! Great for men and women.
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Hi all, Crazy Friday night sale at my Etsy shop till midnight tonight enjoy an additional 15% OFF with coupon code YEAH15 at checkout. Lighten my load to the craft show tomorrow:-) Yes- that’s right it is the annual Arkell Museum Holiday Fair tomorrow 11-4. I have explored Etsy far and wide this week in search of fun gifts for my family and friends. I have to say that every shop that I have purchased from has been amazing to work with! Go Etsy artists! Yeah, sure it is crowded but there are some real gems in Etsy. I love discovering those artists who are really doing the handmade thing! Choose your search words wisely and you’ll find some treats. Also check out the treasury lists, it is another fun way to window shop:-)
Holiday Shoppers, I have rearranged my baleandtwine Etsy Shop with lots of fun gift items, gifts under 5 – gifts under 40. Many items are on SALE! Enjoy!! I am having a blast discovering new treats on Etsy for those on my list. Shopping handmade is so easy now:-)
Back to soap after a fun filled Halloween and some crazy snow in October!! What is that all about, good thing we have some dreamy soaps with Shea Butter to keep you going as the temps drop.
In the store today I have added the following soaps so hurry over to have a look.
Coconut Dream with Shea Butter, Fig Tree, Fresh Bamboo with Shea Butter, Clean Whisper 100% Olive Oil, Peppermint and Vanilla Lavender layered soap and Lemon Delight with Shea Butter. Let the bathing begin:-)
I have been busy having a great time prepping for the Garden Party show this weekend. Weather has been great and just love the theme, garden party- when everything is bursting into bloom here! First I had to decide what the perfect presentation would be for this festive event. I’ll take some photos when it is all set up, it is my biggest display yet!
Of course once the table arrangement is decided upon, there is the product placement and of course signage and wrap to think of. So it has been a busy few days here at Bale & Twine. Most of the soaps are labeled and packed. I have some amazing new soaps made just for this show, Ginger Tea, Gardenia with Shea, Bamboo with Shea, Citrus Lavender with Cocoa Butter, Green Lavender, Tranquil, Orange Pep, Floral Whisper and Sweet Embrace. There is also a brand new soap shape- I’ll tell you more about it later but here is a sneak peek at the prep work.
Have you taken a peep at all the wonderful gift ideas we have for Mom? How sweet are these heart shaped guest soaps? Fig and Evelyn’s Love’s Spice are sure to bring a smile to her face. Flowers continue to bloom here at Bale & Twine, check out the lovely Azaleas.
When it comes to chocolate, who can resist… Announcing the arrival of our delicious Chocolate Fudge Soy Candle in our standard candle jar. I have also made up some more of our very popular Lilac in Bloom Soy Candle. Mmmm, smells like early Easter here… Plan ahead for Mother’s Day… Our Lilac Breeze soap will be cured in April and would make a beautiful gift with our Lilac in Bloom candle. As would our new Cocomint goat’s milk soap (will be cured end of April) with the Chocolate Fudge soy candle.
We are thrilled to announce that The Garden Bug of Amsterdam, NY is carrying a selection of our handmade soaps. Be sure to stop by this wonderful, yummy smelling, country gift shop. Their beautiful, 100 yr old barn makes for a delightful shopping environment, filled to the brim with local treasures.