…Of course you wouldn’t know from the frequency of my posting! 🙂
One more shout out is in order to all our ‘homies’ that stopped by the booth at the Trade Show mother’s day weekend. Initially, we were not planning on attending, but we missed those familiar faces and needed to meet face to face with our faithful clients again (and convert a few newbies too). Thank you, it was a terrific weekend for us!! ! Here are our youngest fans helping with the booth set up:
So what was popular? We were thrilled with the enthusiasm shown wrt our Northern soap gift boxes! We hunted all over to find the perfect presentation of our soaps that would be used (treasured even) over and over again. They were made just for us by a great company in Vancouver! Everyone warned us how in-demand they will become around the Christmas season… We have been forewarned! Not the best pics, but you get the idea:
These (along with some individual soaps and lip balms) will now be found in Norman Wells now too! Head over to the Norman Wells Historical Society for a sniff and a look!
Sugar slathers went super quick over the weekend (we.will.assimilate.you). Our pink cream soda sugar scrub sold out so fast, we plan on adding it to our permanent line up! Yayyy for sugary-soft sweetness!
So we have been excruciatingly busy filling post-show orders and beginning to restock those nearly empty curing racks. Oh, and on that note, start planning ahead all you soap junkies. The Crafter will be out of town for the entire month of July and will be unable to fill orders for many weeks. We will nail down the dates soon. So if you know what you’ll need to get through the mid-summer please get you orders in soon or give us a call.
I was most excited to see how many folks picked up our sugar slathers at the show for the first time. There is simply no way to convey how awesome they are on northern skin without simply getting wet and trying it. So, I thought it appropriate to take this moment to remind you to use your wonderful, hand-crafted products (ie not hoarding them to scent a drawer or decorate your bathroom…). Once our soaps come off the curing rack they have reached peak quality and hardness. Bath products do not age like fine cognac. They are more akin to great champagne: ready for consumption once bottled (learned that on a tour of Korbel cellars in California). Remember our artisan-crafted product is made from tons of fresh, wonderful oils and butters, most of which have a specific shelf life. I know, it took me a long time to stop ‘saving’ beautiful bath goodies too. But your skin works hard saving you from the elements, and it deserves fresh, luxurious products to care for it. So go buy some art for the bathroom and we’ll make you some scented sachets for your drawer. Use the good stuff on your skin!