Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Artisan Bazaar and Other Exciting Opportunities!

My two favorite helpers. Leo was with dad, but I bet his charisma would have landed me a few sales!

Saturday, March 30th (the day before Easter), I participated in a Spring Artisan Bazaar. I had very high hopes, and the show was limited to chosen vendors, so I felt honored to be a part of this show. I did make some money, but things were a bit slow. It was a glorious day and I think that kept people away, plus, the day before Easter presented  other challenges for getting foot traffic.

I did make some great contacts and was able to get valuable marketing advice from my fellow vendors and shoppers. Two customers recommended the Cedar Mill Farmer's Market. I applied this morning and will keep my fingers crossed. Farmer's markets are so hot in Oregon and I think my soap would be a great fit. Ideally, I would like to participate once a month, to ensure I had adequate time to renew needed stock. I still have a ton of stock left from the show yesterday, so my focus will be on marketing! I plan to get all the supplies needed to ensure success in a Farmer's market situation. Ultimately, I'd like to quit my part time job and make money through this passion!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Soap Crazy!

Lavender Orange

Apple Rose

Oatmeal Cookie

Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh Dos

Perfect Pear

Oatmeal, Milk and Honey


Lovely Lavender. Look much more purple in real life.
I have been having a lot of fun with soap making, and I have been a busy bee preparing for an Artisan Bazaar. I was taking a bit of a chance though, because it is a juried show, which means I wasn't automatically going to be selected as a seller. I had to prepare as if I was though, due to curing time. I am happy to say that I was selected, so on March 30th, I will be a part of the Cedar Hills Recreation Center's Artisan Bazaar!!!

I have made soap daily....literally, everyday, so now I will take a break....sort of. Now I am gearing up for packaging. I love this, but it is labor intensive. Thank goodness for Nethlix. I watched the entire 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights in preparation for my last bazaar,

Apparently, the soap is selling well at Peonies and Possibilities, so I am HAPPY!!!! I love being a part of this charming store.