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Knitting and Natural Soapmaking

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Whether or not the weather will allow the Farmer's Market to happen today is uncertain.

One minute the sun is shining, the next it is raining! Even if the sun prevails, I'm afraid it may be pretty muddy, so I'll wait to decide if I'm going until later this afternoon.

Last night we sat out on the cul-de-sac (we have a picnic table out there) with our neighbors, drinking wine and watching the children play. We are so lucky to have such a great social setting for Kim.... and for us, too.

The sun seems to be taking over the sky now, so I'm going to get ready for the market. The vast amount of rain we've had this year has been great for my little herb garden....even the Lavender I planted from seed is growing!! I can, for once, use the word "lush" to describe the plants in our yard. The beauty of rain in our part of the country is that it often only comes at night and in the early morning hours, so we get the benefits of the rain without the activity-inhibiting part. Gotta love that!

I made a new soap this week. Since it won't be ready for a couple of weeks(it has to finish curing), I've decided to introduce it in June, and to try and introduce a new soap each month. I'm even toying with the idea of a "Soap of the Month Club".

Another post without a picture would be too dreary, so here are some photos from the personal album:
Easter on the Cul-De-Sac

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Handmade Soap is Up!

I've got the soap page up on the Tread Lightly Herbals web-shop:
Tread Lightly Herbals Handamde Soap.

I sold at a Framer's Market yesterday, and it went really well. It was fast and furious....I never even had a chance to walk around to the front of my booth to snap a picture for the blog. As soon as I started setting up, people started buying. I sold several bags of laundry detergent, lots and lots of soap, and some lip balm. Too fun. I plan to do it again this coming Saturday. For those of you who are in the San Antonio area, the market is in Bulverde, on Bulverde road west of HWY 281 (next to the wine bar if you know where that is). Come out and see me Saturday's from 3-6PM.

Not much else is going on this weekend...I guess I've been spending lots of time on the soap business. I'm starting the ABS Diet for Women, mostly to strengthen my abdominals (and drink more smoothies). I pulled those muscles in my back again that gave me problems last year, so I've decided to take some control of the situation and get my core muscles stronger.
I also jst need a boost to get back into weight workouts, which I love once I get going. We're getting a new blender just in time for the smoothies!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Big Changes

Hello....yeh, I know it has been way too long since I've blogged. I got out of the habit when I was logged out of my blogger account for a couple of weeks, and then just stayed out of the blogging habit. I hope to be on here more regularly.

So what are the changes? Well, my soap business has done much better at keeping me busy than my fiber business had, so I'm making Ewenique Fiber part of Tread Lightly Herbals, rather than visa-versa as it has been. I've been working on a web-shop for the handmade soaps, www.treadlightlyherbals.com, but there aren't any pictures of the soaps up yet, so don't go over for a look-ey just yet.

Oh yeah, I'm also making/selling all-natural laundry soap, and that part of the website is ready:
Tread Lightly Herbals Natural Laundry Soap.

I've been using it for a while and I love it. It is also fun to make all the different scents. It does come in an unscented version for those who are sensitive to synthetic detergents. I've been making and using it on our laundry for a few months, and youngest daughter, who is hyper-sensitive to synthetics and is the reason for my learning to make soap in the first place, hasn't shown any sensitivity reactions to it. Yeah!!
So there you have it. Ewenique Fiber's website will be closing down soon, but I'll be adding a page of knitting patterns to the soap shop.
Mother's Day was great, and I just got a call from 2 of my cousins whom I haven't seen in years. They are on their way over, so I'm off to speed-clean, or at least to tidy up a bit before they arrive.
More soon, and here is a recent photo of my son and me: