No Mojo!On Jul 27, 2012 5 Comments
I’m one week from a Market and have zero mojo. Not good! I know a month on and off sickness didn’t help. A toothache is current distracting me. And lack of sleep due to a very clingy toddler certainly can’t be doing me good either. And of course the more I think about how much I’ve NOT done for the market, the more I stress and sit here doing nothing. Vicious cycle!
I thought I would jump on my local soaping forums this morning but that only made my frustrations worse. A newbie soaper posting how they only started six weeks ago yet have “sold so many soaps” already and are getting prepared for their first market kicked off my now irritated state. Six weeks. *shakes head*
And don’t even get me started on the high school like “cliques” that occur via private PM and are obvious via public replies to other’s. God forbid I post something without it covered in chocolate sauce, sprinkles and a cherry on top. I’m all for a happy posting environment, but that shouldn’t mean everyone can do what ever they want with their soaps and receive a pat on the back. Sometimes things are what they are, and cheaper usually means inferior regardless of what type they are. Reality doesn’t give cuddles.
*shakes it all off*
I’m a sleepy bear with a toothache. I think I should shut off my internet and just be content with my cave today.
Now that my blog is also working again (the past week I had the ‘log in redirection’ issue) I can now update some cut pics of the soaps I did a week…. no, TWO weeks ago now!!
Blackberry Sage. Smells divine, as always. I let the lye/milk mixture get almost completely cold with this one and ended up with a ‘skin’ on the top. Mixing it back in left little speckles of milk which appeared in the soap. Not happy about that ><
Black Raspberry and Vanilla. VERY happy with the colours of this batch!
Blue Musk (Mens) Soap. Not happy with how this turned out. Happy with the layers, but wish I had left them alone and not tried to further swirl them as the end result just shows where I stuck the swirl stick in and no actual swirls. Bugger. LOVE the colours however!!
My first EO blend of Lavender (Bottom) and Peppermint and Spearmint (top) soap. Non-therapuetic grade oils due to being a wash off product, but still good. I’m absolutely loving everything I’m learning at school and even more so now I can start putting it to use!
And Miss 4′s soap!! Remembering the scent is Choc-Mint, the colours don’t match at all. But she loves them and I love how well they turned out. Not bad for a first soap for a four year old!!
Since this is a show off post, these are the Licorice All-Soaps I’ve made for the market.
Scented with a very realistic black licorice FO, I really don’t enjoy making these lol. But they sell, and they get attention, which is why they are included.
And lastly, my current project that I should be working on. My Batman soaps. I’ve had these before (done differently) and they got attention, so I’m hoping with the latest movie out, they will sell well. If not, Miss 4 is currently way into the Batman cartoons and upon spotting these, squealed with delight.