Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunday Afternoon in the Park - This Sunday

The Town of Mint Hill, along with the Arts and Science Council, will be sponsoring Sunday Afternoon in the Park on August 28, 2016.  The arts festival will be held at Mint Hill Park on Wilgrove (5233 Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road) from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  The event will feature artists of all types, music, and traditional festival foods.

1:00 p.m. The Spotlight Players, under the direction of Bruce Becker and Angela Gordon Mills, will perform excerpts from Into the Woods Junior  Their singing, acting and dancing will certainly delight audiences of all ages.
2:00 p.m. Forbi-2, featuring Mint Hill natives Gary and Rick Forbis, will perform a variety of popular hits songs with dueling keyboards and harmonizing vocals.
3:00 The Arlington Church Band, directed by John Potts, plays uplifting music from a few different genres, all with their own unique, homespun twist.
4:00 p.m. The BBQ Bluegrass Band, under the direction of Chris Deal, will perform traditional bluegrass as well as Christian music.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend the afternoon in the shade of towering oak trees as you enjoy an array of entertainment.
I'm going to be set up here in the park as a vendor.  

New Scents and New Jewelry Coming Soon

I've recently received a package from a new supplier with a giant bunch of 1 oz samples.  I'm going to add these to the customizable candles and sample sticks.  These won't be useable with the reed diffusers but they'll work great in candles.  Some are skin safe so I may make soap with a few of these as well.  If they're a hit I'll keep them in stock.  I just love the scent of some of these.

Golden Sands
Green Tea Cucumber
Salty Sea Air
Celtic Moonspice
Silver Birch Vetiver
Tulips and Lilacs
Turqouise Sky
Waterlily and Jasmine
Wild Tuberose and Jasmine
Serene Waters
Beachwood Vetiver
Purple Sandalwood
Light Blue Type
Little Black Dress
Frosty Windowpane
Cool Water Type
Frosty Pines
Christmas Bliss (FES)
Clean Green
Blue Sugar Type
Hawaiian Sandalwood

I've also ordered more Balsam Fir essential oil.  I made candles with this last Christmas and they were a huge hit.

I'm working on new jewelry as well.  Finishing an embedded pink, blue and purple Tree of Life pendant.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brown Sugar Honey Fig Shea Butter Goats Milk Soap is back

This soap is seasonal  since I usually only get two yearly harvests from my fig tree.  The bars weigh approximately 5 oz. each and are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1" thick.

These were made with goatsmilk from my own goats, figs from my own fig tree (pesticide free), honey, brown sugar and a blend of proprietary oils including coconut and shea butter.

Between the goats milk, brown sugar, honey and figs these soaps are a dark brown.  These also have a pleasant warm brown sugar scent.  I have added a small amount scent oil to this batch to boost that wonderful natural fig and brown sugar scent.

The honey acts as a natural disinfectant and antifungal, a humectant to hold in moisture and also  boosts the lather, the brown sugar also boosts the lather and also adds a nice warm scent along with the figs. The honey, figs, shea butter, and goats milk are all great for your skin. These lather up nicely also and smell wonderful!

Figs are supposed to contain enzymes called (ficin) which is antioxidant-rich and revitalizes the skin by fighting the damaging effects of the sun and environment.

Brown Sugar Honey Fig Goats Milk Shea Butter Soap

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I haven't participated in any events in the past month or so (mostly because of the insane heat this summer) but I will be in a couple of weeks starting with Sunday Afternoon in the Park in Mint Hill, NC.  I'm also considering a new venue I've found in the SouthEnd area of Charlotte, NC happening every Saturday evening.

To see where I'll be selling in person if you're in the Mecklenburg / Union county area, check out this site.  Etsy local is also great if you're a fellow seller/maker looking to find events in your area to participate in.

Etsy Local - Monroe, NC or
go to my Etsy shop page and scroll down past the "About Me" section to see only my events.

I alway try to be sure to add all event dates and information via my Facebook page, Twitter feed and sometimes Instagram.

I'm considering adding another page to this site with this information as well.  I'm also considering setting up a biweekly or monthly newsletter containing news, upcoming events, new items, sales and coupons codes, etc.