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02 November 2006 @ 12:34 pm

New lip balm flavors!
Originally uploaded by Martinsville.
I've just added these three great new flavors to my Etsy store. Yay! You shoudl come visit us!

19 September 2006 @ 08:15 pm

Human tested, cat approved!
Originally uploaded by Martinsville.
Kinako is a bit crazy, being a kitten, and rarely sits down long enough to take a nap, let alone let me get a decent picture of him. So I was really surprised when he sat down next to these cantalopue lip balms to take a sniff!
Current Mood: amusedamused
12 September 2006 @ 02:49 pm

Hmm, now what can this be?

Hint: It's not food.  And it will be on Etsy on October 1st.
Current Mood: amusedcan't wait!!
07 August 2006 @ 05:19 pm
So today, while taking pictures of new things like the Here There Be Dragons and Amber soaps (two of my favorites, by the way), I was contemplating just how to take pictures of these itty bitty soaps I'm going to offer.

I had cut them up on the dining room table instead of out in the shop, right next to my latest VistaPrint order, and this is what happened:

Oh look! I'm walking through a field of giant soaps!

And it just gets worse from there, 'cause then I went and started taking lip balm pictures in front of the postcards.

I need therapy. :^P

I really did want to offer these for free, but the best I can do is $1 - which just covers the Etsy and PayPal fees, and the cost of shipping.  BUT, just mention in the comments that you saw this in LiveJournal, and I'll send you one for free.

So go ahead, order one, tell me you saw it in LJ, and I'll ship one off to you!
04 August 2006 @ 11:34 am
Well, after two days of tweaking and fighting with FrontPage, I've finally updated my sad, broken website:

You can, of course, go take a look for yourself!
Current Mood: amusedamused
03 July 2006 @ 01:42 pm
I need to clear out my old-style labels on the lip balms, so here's the deal:

But a 3 or 6 pack of lip balms, and if that flavor is in an old style label, you get TWO of them!

And these are some dang good flavors, too! Choose from:

Bubble Gum
Cotton Candy
Cream Soda
Peach Cobbler
Wild Cherry

Some of them are VERY limited, so grab them now!

The Three-Pack listing

The Six-Pack listing
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
So as some of you know, once you order something from Vistaprint, they will bombard you with offers for "free" things until you die.  Some of which I just can't pass up.

I've wanted personalized receipt books forever, and when I saw the notepads at vistaprint, I had to grab them. Ooh, and a free rubber stamp, yup, gotta have one of those too.

And postcards. Hmm, what am I going to put on postcards???

And then it hit me - so I used this:

Which, of course, is the picture where my logo comes from.

The Son is going to be thrilled when they get here. And I'm pretty happy about it too.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Moby - Alone
10 May 2006 @ 10:54 pm
I will be vending at Northern Migration on June 10th and 11th. Yay!

Restocking the incense today, with the Son's "help", which consisted of him getting us some drinks and snacks, while I did all the work.  At least he didn't spill or break anything.

Ordered a few things today, have a few more planned - should be a good summer!
19 March 2006 @ 11:34 pm
I received a notice from http://www.yokodana.com that my order was processed today and should be here by next weekend. Ten pounds of kimono to play with!

Oh goodness, I don't know what I'm going to make first!!

In other news, finished four batches of candles today, all in the 11 oz size.  Two favorites - the Fresh Cut Grass and the Lilac Blossoms, and two new ones!  And oh, what an interesting trip both of those were!

The first was a fragrance oil called Fresh Laundry, that I've sold before under the name Field of Flowers.  I wanted to make those a nearly-white very pale blue, but I was using a new dye and they are bright, Smurf blue! I swear, I only used a tiny amount of dye!! So those are going to be named something dumb like Denim Revolution or Denim Dreams or something like that. Very pretty color, but nothing like I was planning!

The second, which I just finished a little while ago, is a fragrance oil called Lagoon, which I was going to rename Blue Lagoon (and I already printed up the labels, too *sigh*).  But I open the bottle and it's a citrus!! So it's not Lagoon as in ocean/ozone/rain but Lagoon as in drink-those-foo-foos-until-you're-begging-the-kids-to-make-sure-you-get-back-on-the-ship....



So I did catch this before I added the blue dye, and they are a very pretty orange shade.  Unfortunately, if I had had the correct mindset beforehand, I would have made them a darker orange.  As in Etsy orange.  And given them an Etsy-ish name.

"Etsy Light", maybe?

*sigh* An interesting weekend in the Lab, that's for sure!!
Current Mood: amusedamused
13 March 2006 @ 02:36 pm
Somewhere in my Etsy store is a free candle.  If you purchase it, I will refund the purchase price of that candle, and you will only have to pay for shipping.  Not bad, eh?

I just really am happy that I don't have 1000 candles in my house/shop. Really!!!

When I got that box of 1000 Glue Dots I didn't realize it would take less than 2 years to go through it. I am totally amazed at how well my candles have gone over with family, friends and customers alike.

I couldn't have done it without the support of my Husband and my Kids.  Love you!!!

Eh, enough reading my sappy crap  - go find that candle! LOL!
Current Mood: happyhappy