Sunday, November 21, 2010

Savon Marie Catalog

Hi Everyone,
 I know it has been a while, but I have been very busy lately. This catalog is one of the reasons. It will be available shortly after Thanksgiving, but for now, you can take a look here.

The catalog contains some of our best sellers, old favorites, and a few brand new items. 

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and now, I finally have it completed. Take a look and let me know what you think.

I have also been working on a Betty Boop Soap. I am not quite there yet with the soap mold, but I do have a cute little gift box ready. Betty is blowing a kiss. The box has a bit of glitter on the lips and is trimmed with hot pink and black ribbon.

What's not to love about Betty?  Even my grand daughter loves her.  This soap is part of our Blonde in a Bathtub line.

Another one of our new soaps  from our Blonde in a Bathtub Line is this zebra soap. There is also a cheetah pattern.  It is not even on our web site yet. We are offering it in our Blonde in a Bathtub selection of fragrances, many of which are designer duplicates.  

My next post will be all about the holidays. I'll have some holiday items to show you and also have news about some online holiday events that we will be part of. 

Also a very special offer for newsletter subscribers only. If you'd like to receive this offer, you can sign up here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Thanks everyone for your suggestion for my new soap. The name I chose is "Tranquility." This was suggested by Debbie, and I agree with her; it does have a Zen feeling. As soon as Debbie sends me her address, I will get the prizes out to her.

Thanks again for your suggestions. It was a difficult choice.

Buttons are Back
The Bar of Buttons soap is back. I've got a new photo of a white Bar of Buttons, but I can't wait to try it in black. Maybe a deep country red or pine green for the holidays. But right now my favorite is just plain white.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rose D'Amour and Ripple

Hello Everyone,

I want to share 2 of my newest soaps. I have had my eye on these molds for a long time. They are a bit pricey, but I am so glad I purchased them. I love the rose for many reasons. First it IS a rose and the heart shape makes it extraordinary. The detail is so delicate and beautiful. What I really love is that it will stand up to shipping.  Now that's a rose after my own heart. Please excuse the poor pun.

This is the third in a line I call Zen Garden. I love the elegant simplicity of this soap. I scented my samples with Water Blossom Ivy, one of my favorites. Right now I am calling this one Ripple, the name that the mold maker gave it. However, if any of you have a suggestion for a more romantic name, please let me know. If your suggestion is used, you will recieve one of each of these new soaps. Thanks so much.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ondine, Harmony & Golden Bamboo

Hi Everyone, I know it has been a while, but this has been one busy summer. I am not complaining, just explaining. I have 3 new creations here. I just posted them all together. I do not want to start my day with the ususal frustration I have trying to get pictures to do what I want them to do.

The first picture is a mermaid which I painted with mica. I decided to call her Ondine, which is the name of a mythical water sprite. It is also the name of a perfume I loved many years ago.

The second picture I call Harmony. I was thinking of calling it Made for Each Other, but Harmony won out. I made it in black and white because it reminded me of the yin yang symbol.

The third is Golden Bamboo, another soap hand painted with mica. You can't see it too much, but the soap itself has a subtle shimmer of gold. I am going to do one in pearl white soap as well. But this is what I have ready for today.

Thanks for taking a look. Have a wonderful week.


Monday, July 19, 2010

French Farmhouse Soap

This week I am introducing some new soap. It is called French Farmhouse Soap. This soap is made from scratch using all natural ingredients.  Made mostly of olive oil and coconut oil, it also has shea butter.I love this soap! It was made by a fellow soaper, and it is the only soap I use other than my own. It feels wonderful. Sherri, of Antique Paperie designed the Rosette and image for the box. I think she did a great job.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The winning entry

Thanks to everyone who suggested a name for the image of Pierrot and the lovely lady pictured in my last post. It was difficult. A few of the names were ones that I thought of, but the name that really stood out for me was Debbie's. Sweet Secrets was her entry.

Thanks to  everyone who participated.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Roses for Lili & Giveaway

Hello Everyone,

 I have been very fortunate to have some wonderful new wholesale customers. They have been keeping me very busy, but I finally managed to post a few soap boxes today. I mention the boxes with my customers because a few of them have been purchasing the boxes before I even get them posted. So, yes I have been very, very fortunate.  I am very grateful, too.  It has been fun rubber stamping and playing with my oh-so-easy-to-use greeting card software.

However, I am highlighting a few boxes with images from Sherri of Antique Paperie. I have been using her designs for a while. Sherri has recently become a member of Make Mine Pink. So I decided to feature some of her work here. The first box is named Roses for Lili. I love this design. I'm sure you agree that her work is beautiful. The next one I call Stolen Kiss. It is a perfect match for my Pierrot soap. I even managed to find a matching image by the same artist. I have not made anything from it yet, but I will very soon. I posted it here as well. It is the image on the right.  All I need is a name. I have a few ideas, but I would love some  suggestions from you. The winner will receive soap in a gift box of her (or his!) choice. Thanks. Marie

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summer Soaps

Hello Friends,

It has been a while, but so much seems to be happening these days. I have been working on getting some things for sale on Etsy. I am kind of excited about it, but it seems to be taking me forever to get things set up. One thing I like about Etsy is all the help they offer. I have been reading the suggestions and doing my best. I hope to have the shop open soon.

As you can see, I have been getting ready for summer here at Savon Marie. This Hawaiian shirt is a gift with purchase. It is a sweet little guest soap and will be included with the purchase of our Flip Flop Soap.

Another new addition is Cheers! our selection of sparkling clear Aloe Soap in the shape of a cocktail glass. I decided to call it Cheers! because the only other name I could think of was Bottoms Up. That did not seem like a good name for something that might be used in a bathtub. Cheers! is also a guest soap, weighing in at just about 2 ounces. It is available in  a number of delicious  fragrances. Mandarine Martini, Raspberries and Champagne, Lavender Martini, and our popular Vanilla Champagne are just a few. It is packaged in a clear box, and the price is only $2.50 each

 Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to visit Make Mine Pink. There is always something exciting going on there. This week there will be a Pink Friday Event. The theme is Red White and Blue. On Saturday, there will be another Pink Twilight Sale. Don't miss out on the fun.

See you soon.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shop Hop, Shabby Shops and Tassels.

Hi Everybody, I have been pretty busy lately. The first thing I want to share with you is the Mother's Day Shop Hop at Make Mine Pink. It starts April 25th and lasts until May 1, 2010. It's like an online scavenger hunt. It is so easy to participate. All you have to do is visit the participating sites and look for the "hidden" shop hop symbol which is a shopping bag. Click on the shopping bag to record your find and move on to the next site. The lucky shopper who finds the most wins a fabulous prize from Make Mine Pink. The prize for this event is a fabulous Tea Time Gift Basket valued at $68.  Just click the link above to register and see all the information you need. It lasts a whole week, so you have lots of time to shop and search. The Shop Hops at Make Mine Pink are always lots of fun. Register now!

I am also very excited about signing up to be part of Claudia Twardus' new venture, Shabby Shops in a Box. Claudia will sell boxes containing samples of products from participating vendors. I really like this idea. It is a new and relatively inexpensive way for vendors to get products out there. Who wouldn't like to receive a box of samples? You can visit Claudia's site and see for yourself. Just click on the link above.

Another exciting event is the tassel giveaway that Dawn from Hydrangea Home is having. As you can see, Dawn's tassels are gorgeous.

This picture is from her blog. If you would like to participate in either of these two wonderful opportunities, just click the links above.

Now I am going to work on some photos for items I am planning to sell on etsy. More about that next time.

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bonjour Mademoiselle!

Bonjour! This weekend I created a new fragrance. I am calling it "Mademoiselle."  It is a rose and amber combination, with other floral notes. I was actually inspired by the new box I created. You can see it in my first picture. The caption reads, "The girl in the pink dress dances every dance." This box inspired me to do a new soap in pink, but my purchase of pink ribbon with crepe paper ruffles gave me the name. As you can see, the pink ribbon is stamped with the word "Mademoiselle." I purchased  ribbon on etsy from Bit of Vintage and she included this lovely pink perfection with my purchase. So of course, I went back to buy more. I will also be creating a larger box which incorporates the ribbon. I just could not wait to show it to you, so for now it is making my mediocre pictures look much better than they really are.

Yesterday I made a daffodil soap. I tried out some new soap paint, and I love it. I may go back to painting soap again. I especially like the soft look of the transparent colors. The borders are highlighted with a touch of mica. This soap will be available in 2 fragrances, One is "April Showers," and it is as fresh and clean as it sounds; the other is "Fresh Cut Flowers," a light floral just perfect for spring.

Only 2 weeks ago, we were buried in snow. Now we are eagerly awaiting Spring. All we have to do is get through the wind and the rain.   Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Boxes

Hello Everybody,
 It seems like I am creating a habit of getting things done, just not in the order of importance. I am having family visiting me tomorrow. I should have spent the day getting the place spruced up for them. But noooo. I completed 2 boxes instead. Then I  played around with my craft supplies. But after all, they are family, so they can stand to see the place looking a little ragged around the edges. It should create the illusion that I am very very busy.
Anyway, I really like these boxes better than my painted boxes. I am planning to add quite a few more selections over the next few weeks. I hope you'll be back to see them.
Thanks for stopping by. Spring will soon be here!!!.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Glitter Queen Returns

Hello Everyone,

Here in New York, we had quite a bit of snow over the weekend. I decided to go through my craft supplies and see what I could do with them. A few months ago I started trolling around Etsy for digital images. Since I am not an artist, I thought I would use the images for some soap boxes I wanted to make. I went crazy! Anything that appealed to me wound up in the shopping cart whether it suited my original purpose or not.  So yesterday, I decided to go through my images and supplies. I made some tags. Most of them will probably be used as give aways. I am all thumbs, have little patience, and measuring? Fugeddaboudit. (I learned that as a result of living in the Bronx.) Anyway I did wind up with a few things. I wonder what my former colleagues at work (a school) would think of the woman they used to call the Glitter Queen. I had tubs of it and used it often to decorate bulletin boards. Now life is much easier with Stickles.

I could not resist the Cat tags or the Scottie tags. I made some Scottie soap for Valentines day, and it was a hit, so I will use those tags with my Scottie soap orders. The cat tags were just too cute. They would make nice book marks.

The pink floral tags must be used as give aways. The designer forbids sale in any form. I won't be buying any more form that person. They look a little brighter in the picture than they really are, but they are pretty and make me think of spring.

Next you will see some French tags with a pale pink tapestry background. I was pleased with my borders on these. Thanks to  Stickles once again.   I also tried different colors of seam binding, but I am leaning toward the black for these.

So this is how I spent a snowy afternoon. It was lots of fun, and it made me forget that I was snowed in. Oh and I did do a little work on a design for the top of a soap box. I plan to adhere it to a papier mache box, so the brown and beige tones really look very nice on the box. I may add a ribbon. So as usual, I spent a lot of time creating things, but barely finished working on what I really needed to do.

Now if only I could figure out how to get pictures where I want them and get rid of empty spaces without deleting the text and pictures I want on this blog. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week. Spring is just around the corner!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Black Is The New Black

Hello Everyone,

On your right is a soap requested by one of my customers, Tiffany Numan, owner of Vintage at Heart in Studio City, California. When she placed her last order, Tiffany asked for a Black Fleur de Lis soap. I could hardly wait to make it. I made coal soap  for Christmas and liked it, but I never gave black soap another thought. Thanks Tiffany. Your soap is really beautiful. The color is perfect for the Fleur shape. And yes, the suds are white.

If you live near Studio City and love vintage, visit Tiffany's shop. She has many lovely items and she is lovely, too. The address is Vintage at Heart, 4377 Tujunga AVe, Studio City, California.

Have a terrific week! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,
Happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. It's only been a few weeks, but as always, it seems much longer since we shopped, baked,  and prepared for the holidays. It was hectic and lots of fun, but I am glad to get back to my usual slower pace.

I have been working on a few new soap boxes. I keep trying new ideas and learning new techniques as I go along. I have always loved unusual boxes; they are a delight and also help me keep organized. So my goal is to create not just a gift box, but something that can be useful long after the soap is gone.  A number of customers  like them, so I am encouraged to keep going.  Here a photos of my latest. Yes, that is Audrey Hepburn superimposed on Gustave Caillebotte's painting, Paris, A Rainy Day. I just love Audrey, and I plan to add a few more boxes with her image.

These boxes will all be listed on Make Mine Pink's Friday Shopping Event next Friday. The theme is "In with the New." Don't forget to visit Make Mine Pink this and every Friday for shopping with a twist.. The boutiques are all preparing fabulous new items just for you! 
Till the next time,

Hello Everyone,Welcome to my new blog . And I really mean new. This is all so new to me, but I am sure I will soon be up to speed. I knew it was time to create a blog when I started feeling that I was missing too much fun. I plan to share ideas, favorite things, and information. I love making soaps and toiletries, so you can be sure to see some ideas and tips related to bath and body care. I have so many favorite things; I hope to share them with you in fun ways. Enjoy your visit.