Monday, March 30, 2009

Safe Team Contest Entry! Elements~ Natural Soap

Elements ~ Natural soap is entered into the Safe Teams Soap contest "Soaps from around the World" The country I selected for my entry theme is China.

I have always been fascinated by the colors in used by artist in China. Very vivid and without even studying their culture you get the feeling that color was and still is very important to their everyday life.

Traditional Chinese physics taught that the five elements are water, fire, wood, metal and earth. They correspond to black, red, blue-green, white and yellow, respectively. I used these colors, some are bold in the soap, while others blend and mingle; representing how the elements are intertwined and yet distinct.

The scent I selected is Asian Plum: A harmonious blend of Plum, Orchid, Daffodil, Jasmine, Musk and Vanilla

National emblem of China is the plum blossom. It is the only flower that blossoms in peak winter season. Even with the snow on the ground, it is the only flower in this season to survive. As a result, the flower has become the symbol of survival.


To vote and see other listings for the rest of the safe team please visit . Contest starts Tomorrow 3/31

Starlight Natural Soap

I just listed this beautiful soap.

I used a scent that reminds me of my childhood summer nights. We loved to star gaze~ looking for falling stars and satellites. The fresh smell of summer and earth lingering in the background. I opened the scent bottle and just fell in love with this scent. Great for both men and women.

The design of this soap was created by first curling soap (cutting very thin strips of soap that curl as you cut) layering the soap in your mold (I prefer loaf style~ cutting the soap shows off the curls). The last step is to pour the colored soap over the curls. If you pour to hot, the curls will melt and make a blurred effect.

The blue color I used did not turn out as dark as I was going for, however, as soap tends to surprise us sometime....It turned out very well.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Finally a name for this soap!

I needed a fabulous name for this soap...
Scent Bay Rum.
The name is........... Tuxedo!

Thanks for all the help!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is it spring yet??

I love to garden and yes I am counting the days (55 days!) before I can plant my garden again! And this year, I get to enjoy my yard a lot more! My littlest is 1 1/2!

I will be getting very dirt hands from all my planting and tending to my garden! I hate garden gloves! I have to be able to feel what I am doing. So my solution for my dirty hands is the Garden soap!

It has Coffee and ground Apricot seeds to help remove the stubborn dirt from our hands. It is sent with orange and lemon grass. You can of course smell the coffee. Very fresh clean scent!
A must have for a gardener!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Coconut Lime

I LOVE this photo! Oh and the smell of this soap is so yummy! Makes your mouth water smelling it! Definitely one of my best sellers!

I really enjoy photographing my items I sell. Love to try to capture their beauty and uniqueness. I do worry sometimes that people will see my photos and when their items comes....minus all the background items I use, they are disappointed.... Hopefully they are revived when they use it! :)

I have been asked many times what photo program do I use, lighting equipment and my techniques. What I have is very simple.....
  • I have an older digital camera~ 7 yrs old I have it on a high resolution and a setting that allows close ups
  • I use a dinner plate for the white back ground or a card stock paper
  • Background items are items found in my house
  • as for lighting.....good old sun! Morning or later after noon are my favorite.
  • As for the black background, it is the angle you take the photo into the light. I have a darker sage green in a room and with the afternoon sunlight, it creates a black/dark background.
  • I use Picasa. I am able to add a little light, sharpen details and crop if needed. I always keep the colors true to my items.

Pretty simple....just takes a lot of photos to get the right ones. Sometimes I have to take up to 20 to get the right shot.

Spring Spectacular Boutique

Saturday, April 11, 2009
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott
10701 S. Holiday Park Drive
Sandy, Utah 84070

High quality vendors & crafters!
Raffle & door prizes!

Participating Retailers
a Bit of Color
My Shoe Shoppe
Bead for LifePurse Party, Inc.
Chic Boutique Jeans
Salt City Design
Close To My Heart
Elv Stitches
Smoky Pendants
Full Give
Tastefully Simple
Handmade Cards
The Cupcake Goddess
Lia SophiaTomboy Tools
ME!!----------------->Lily Pond Soaps <---------------ME!!
Tweedy Baby
Little Keepsakes
Tweedy Lane
My Daisy Diva
Usborn Books

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Exotic Natural Soap

I received my new supplies this week and I had ordered some new skin safe dyes. One was to be red and well as you can really did not turn out to be red! Still the soap came out very beautiful, but just not how I planned it.
It looks like exotic marble. I decided that by its appearance and the scent I used that "Exotic" would be its name.

An exotic, sensuous layering scent of Amber, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Patchouli. A great scent for both men and women. Also known as “Dragon’s Blood”

Listing is for 1 (one) bar and weighs approximately 5 oz.

This is scent is one of my favorites!

This is scent is one of my favorites!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Odd and Ends Soap Package Clearance

I have a several bars of soap left over from Fairs and Bouquets. I need to clear out the older ~but still wonderful soaps~ to make room for my new line coming out for spring and summer!

Odd and ends Soap Package is a collection of soaps that may have some imperfections. However they are great soaps at a very wonderful price.

~Value of about $12 or more!!!

The soap is individually wrapped and label. You will get 3 soaps that normally cost from $3.50 to $4.50. Each bar is 3.5 to 4oz.

Scent and types will be a surprise!

NOTE: Some maybe slightly damage, corner dent from handling in craft fairs or may have slight discoloration due to natural ingredients. Colors tend to bleed into each other after time, some colors more than others.

Allergy Warning: All soaps contain coconut oil.
Get them while they last!

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