Friday, November 25, 2011

Four Special Soaps

This set of four soaps dressed up in cool, copper charms will be available on "cyber"  Monday in my Etsy shop. The charms were made by Frank Vinson. Check out his work at You can find my soaps and tattoo balms at

Re-purposed Knife

I ordered this knife recently and was very pleased with the weight and feel of it. It's nicely balanced and will be helpful for a multitude of tasks. I will be using it as I search for useful plants and for cutting herbs in my garden. The knives are crafted from old knives which are sharpened and set into new handles. Mine is a deer antler handle. You can find more of his work at

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I love making Etsy Treasuries but haven't had much time to work on them lately. Recently, some of my soaps have been included in various treasuries created by others. This particular treasury featured some fabulous soaps!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Raven Cloud

We had our first snowfall here in NE Ohio. Just a couple inches of the wet, slushy stuff. The sky was incredible and I snapped this photo. Can you see the raven?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wedding Favors

The Cuban Coffee soaps have been sent. I tried a different type of wrapping presentation-a bit more work but I really liked the results. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cuban Coffee Soap

The Cuban Coffee Soap is made! It'll cure for about a month and then be wrapped in a decorative paper "cigar" band, tied with a length of hemp and embellished with a tiny heart and key charm. This soap is a custom order for a wedding-must admit I was a bit nervous when making it! The photo is of an earlier Cuban Coffee batch of my shea butter soap.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Process

Tattoo Balm poured and cooling. I plan to take some samples around to tattoo shops in the area. Hoping they may decide to offer it for sale in their places of business. Self-promotion is a tricky thing and something with which I struggle!