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Side Door Soaps presents a How to make Soap demo!

Side Door Soaps presents a How to make Soap demo!

I’ve been busy the last couple days trying to get stuff around for our first ever soap demonstration at our friends’ shop, Lazy Meadow Alpacas. They have been so supportive of us being the first store to host our stuff when they opened up shop a couple years ago and this weekend is their October Fiber Fest. OH YES! Did I ever mention that they mill their own yarn!! And others as well. I love going to their shop just to go gaga over the yarn.

In any case, I was delighted when Mike asked me to think about showing how to make soap. Now, I was concerned that the growing trend of hand made soap is crowding the area but I suppose everyone needs some healthy competition. We’re working on our marketing at the moment.  I’m not saying we’re gonna be the next Burt’s Bees but who knows? I know that I love to make soap and I’d love for it to sustain my family other than in my personal shower.

I’ve got lots of hat making and what not going on with my orders and hopefully, I’ll be getting some freebie printables and the video of the soap tutorial up next week! I’m feeling so productive 😀

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The Eyes Have IT!

The Eyes Have IT!

It took me forever to finally get the eyes the way I wanted them to look. After scouring google images for suitable eyes, I finally found a set I could live with.

After all the hat making I’ve been doing lately, I’m going to invest in making some sew-in tags. I’ve already made up some adorable hang tags that I use but I think my “brand” needs to go on these babies! I’m curious to see what other fiber artists use. I’ll be googling that later!

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Whooty Whooo Hat

Whooty Whooo Hat

And she is finished! I fell asleep last night with the baby only to wake up at midnight to finish this cutie up. I loved feeling this plush yarn as this was the first time using something so fluffy! The white was Pipsqueak, I think made by Bernat. I just LOOOOVE it. I may get more for other things! They grey is two strands together of one acrylic and a fun fur. And the the rest is just some acrylic I have around. I’m not one to usually think about the details of what yarn I use for what since I just have piles of acrylic that I rummage through for random things. I hoard my special stuff like the alpaca, boucle and wools for what I don’t know; I think for the right inspiration to make something with them instead of continuing to hoard. I don’t feel so bad because I’ve heard of some ladies having a stash for years before using it if ever. This was just a fun little project and next I think the mama of this little girl is going to have me make a deer hat with antlers for another daughter. I just love this adorable girl hats since my baby boy hates to wear any thing I make him.