Thursday, September 22, 2011

Holiday Soaps

We've been busy and are happy to present our new line of Holiday Soaps. Some are older soaps, specially dressed up for the holidays and others are brand new.

Our ever popular Bayberry and Doublemint soaps are just extra gorgeous in their new packaging.

Our new additions, Citrus Spruce and Holiday Wine were heartily approved at the wholesale show where we introduced them on Monday and Tuesday.

Check them out on our website shop under seasonal soaps.

We hope to be having special soaps each season of the year from now on.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Making my own Custom Soap Stamp

This morning, I decided to carry through on something I wanted to do for some time. We make a very simple lard and lye soap for some of the historic places that like to carry it. We call it "Granny's Lye Soap."It is wrapped in a cellophane bag with a sticker label and the bag is tied with a piece of twine. I decided it would be nice to put a stamp onto the bar. I had a stamp made years ago of our quilt patch logo and it was working beautifully as you can see above. Then the handle broke off....
Okay, I can still hammer the stamp itself into the soap. Then the stamp broke apart!

I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get a new, real soap stamp. I googled "custom soap stamp" and lo and behold, I found instructions to make your own soap stamp.

The instructions involved using two-part casting epoxy and I have been using some to make jewelry for a while. This seemed to be a little more solid, so I went to our local crafts store to get the type she mentioned.

I reassembled the stamp for one last imprint and made a "mold." Followed the instructions in the box and poured the stamp:
Here's a close up of the stamp still in the mold:
This will be ready to unmold in 24 hours and ready to try out in 72 hours... I'm pretty excited!

I'm sure I'll be posting the results soon.