Surely this infernal winter will end soon, and true to form the North will skip the shoulder season and spring right up to mid-teen temps…. Surely…, any day now….
In the meantime, the Crafter has been juggling single parenting (hairy-half is up North again) and bustling in the workshop concocting some fun and frivolous goodies to share with you at the up and coming trade show (mothers’ day weekend at the Multiplex). In addition, there are two new soap releases to tantalize you with!
Let’s just jump right in shall we….
Those of you haunting the social playground that is ‘ Facebook’ will recognize these fun felted soaps decorating our page:
These are an assortment of our artisan soaps felted in hand dyed merino, silk and bamboo fibres. The rainbow colours just make me happy, and we think the built-in exfoliation is awesome.
A finally, the new addition to our Northern line-up is here!!!! Meet ‘Nose to Nose with Nanuq’ :
For those unfamiliar, ‘Nanuq’ is the Inuktitut word for ‘Polar Bear’! This bar has taken the Crafter lots of experimenting to realize her vision of Nanuq’s face emerging suddenly out of the sea-fog. Many sketches and carved blocks of soap later…. success.
This soap is glorious wash of coconut, palm kernel and soybean oils with a generous dose of shea butter to keep your pelt soft and shiny! And, the fragrance is a simple spa-fresh tonic one. The black glitter is dabbed into the stamped face with a small paintbrush. This was such a fun process, and we hope you will fall in love with that adorable ‘mug’ too.
Next is a seasonal limited edition release (which we think may end up as part of the regular line anyway). This is sure to satisfy all our lemongrass lovers (or those just needing a spring fix)…
Here’s the write-up: summer lovin’ beckons in this sumptuous soap loaded with soya bean, carrot tissue oils and tussah silk. Essential oils of lemongrass and rosemary and a pinch of calendula finish with a cuddle…. Truly, this is just… ‘yum’.
These two soaps will be available for the first time at the Trade Show (though I can set a few aside for you if you are drooling at the mouth and won’t make it there).
Of course, much of our regular line will be at the show for you to sniff and shop, but there are still plenty of new and limited edition goodies we are formulating to surprise our awesome clients with…. Stay tuned….