Monday, September 19, 2011
My oh my, I accomplished so much this past weekend. I met one of my goals of getting my pot-pourri made for the craft bazaars. As some of you may know, I am starting up a business--Herb and Botanicals--and pot-pourri is one of my items I make to sell. Christmas tree, Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread, and Gardenia are 4 scents I love to make. All of my pot-pourri looks as nice as they smell--I cut shapes out of spiced dough and paint some to put in my pot-pourri.
I also made 2 batches of soap. One full batch was almond scented and heavenly! The second batch I split up into one mold of plain soap and to the remaining soap I added Rosemary Mint scent and added green color to swirl. So pretty and fragrant! Still need to cut the second batch. I keep the small end pieces for family use and I will be selling the rest. I did melt and pour a block of glycerin soap that I had forgotten about having. Many years ago, I was interested in soap making and bought the kit to make with my children--never got around to it! So I have a bunch of Pretty seashell shaped soaps to sell.
I also made up 3 batches of Shower Spa Bag mix. I was able to bag one batch, but still need to get the other batches bagged tonight. The spa bags are so wonderful in the shower--leave your skin feeling so soft. You just use the bags like you would a soap bar.
I was able to wrap several soap baskets to sell. I put some soaps in a dish with shred add a candle or a loofah sponge, wrap in cellophane, and add a bow and tag. Very nice little gifts--perfect for a shower or Christmas gifts.
I'll be posting my products on Etsy as soon as I find my Camera--it's MIA. Will post the link then if anyone is interested. I hope I have enough inventory to sell at the bazaars. My goal is to sell $300 of my products this year. Not sure if I'll make it but I am going to try! If anyone has any hints or helps about selling at Craft shows or Etsy, I would love to hear from you--I really need to make a go of this because Tom's meds are so expensive and everything gets more expensive each day. Did I say I need to make a go of this business? I really need to!
Well, I hope everyone has a great day! What did you accomplish this weekend?