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.

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.