Friday, April 29, 2011

Some Market Pictures

Here are a few shots that I took while at market last week.  Just so you can see a bit of how I set up at market.

Buckets and baskets of soap.

The Sea Urchins and Sea Shells shaped soaps.

Soap Samplers (4 mini soaps gift packaged).

I'll try and take more pictures from the market more often.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Goodbye Winter Markets, Hello Spring!

The Brunswick Winter Market is ending this Saturday.  I have been there for every Saturday since the beginning of November selling my soaps to you.  I will have about 3 weeks off before I move outside with lots of other hardy Maine folk and we set up in parking lots, fairgrounds and parks all around the state and begin the Spring/Summer season of markets.  The start of the season is always, interesting.  Interesting as we are full of new energy, new ideas, new product and rearing to go.  However, often, the weather doesn't always cooperate and after 2 hours in the damp, cool breeze of May, and an hour or two to go,  we sheepishly pull on our second sweatshirt and hide our mitten covered hands behind our backs.  May in Maine can be tricky.  Often raining, misting, foggy, cool wind blows in from the even cooler ocean.  Sunshine is welcomed and we all move our chairs, feet, bodies to stand in these patches of warmth.    But as I enter my 5th year selling at market, I look forward to seeing our dedicated market customers and meeting new soap lovers.

(Looking forward to more of this, this summer.  There is nothing like the Maine coast).

I will be selling my soaps at the Famouth Farmers Market located at the Walmart Plaza on Rt. 1 in Falmouth from 12:00-4:00 each Wednesday starting on May 18th.

The Freeport Community Market is located at the L.L.Bean Campus, Discovery Park on Main St. Freeport and runs from 2:00-5:30.

Also, you can find my soaps with my friend Angela,  The Craftin' Scot at the Scarborough Farmers Market , in front of the Scarborough Town Hall on Sundays 9:00-1:00 starting in June.   She will have with her a bucket of a selection of soaps for your to sniff and purchase. 

And of course, if you are local and can not get to a market, just drop me a note.  I meet lots of customers in parking lots from Freeport to Falmouth delivering soaps from my car to theirs.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Plainview Farm

Plainview Farm in North Yarmouth is open for the season!  They have great seedlings on their way to becoming fantastic veggies, flowers, fruits and more.  I bought a few blueberry bushes from them last year and I am looking forward to seeing what this summer's corp will look like.  Here are their greenhouse all lined up in a neat row and full to the brim with seedlings and plants.

In the meantime, my soaps are for sale in their lovely Farm Store. 

The also have a gorgeous website!  Plainview Farm

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Website Product Pictures

Have you seen the website lately?  I have all new pictures for my products.  Here are a few....

The 4 Pack.  Available as "The Casco Bay Collection".
(But I could put in any 4 soaps that you would like, just ask me).

Laundry Detergent.  Available in Unscented, Lemon or Lavender.

Sea Shell Soaps.  Available as a Sea Shell or Sea Urchin.

Organza Bags.  You can dress up your soap purchase with a organza bag, available in many colors.

And there are several more.  All taken on this beautifully blue coastal chart background which goes great with my new seashore/coastal labels.  Up next, a new website banner to tie it all together!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THE Sea Urchin Soap

I brought some of the Sea Urchin soaps to the market last weekend and people are talking!  They just love them.  Soo luminescent and pretty.  And they are made of my very own 100% veggie soap recipe that you know and love and are available at market or on the website (but in limited quantities).

Here is a group of them being packaged up for sale at market.
I have made them in a variety of different fragrances.  Above you will see Mermaids Garden, far left.  The blue is Sea Mist and the Pink is Pink Grapefruit.  I love them!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wedding Shower Favors

I made up a last minute, super quick wedding shower favor for a customer.  I simply slipped some of my top selling fragrances in these gorgeous, colorful organza bags to create the most pretty (and practical) wedding shower favors!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sea Spa Soap

One of my new soap bars....I'm calling it Sea Spa Soap.  It has a very fresh oceany fragrance and some of that is due to the powdered Kelp that I used in the soap bar.   You can see some of the kelp powder in the green swirl.  I added in real seaweed plus a sprinkle of black seaweed on top for fun.