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Make Your Own Soap Booth at Cypress Vanguard this Saturday!

Come to Cypress Vanguard in downtown Austin and make a custom bar of soap for just $6.00! I’ll help you choose the scent, color, glitter and toy combination. It takes just minutes to put this together. After you pour the soap, you need about 20-30 minutes for it to set. It’s a fun craft project and a great handmade gift.

Cypress Vanguard is located at 606 East Third Street at Red River right down the street from Moonshine. I will be there from Noon to 4pm!

Studio CV Disco Pahhhtay on Friday!

Studio CV Disco Pahhhtay! Get Your Tickets HERE!  Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Cypress Vanguard cordially invites the public and the entire fashion community to enjoy an indulgent and exciting disco-themed party, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas. With a creative and local twist, the talented independent designers at the CV co-op are recreating the magic of Studio 54 in the heart of downtown Austin! Continue Reading

Austin Fashion Trunk Show Saturday! Noon – 6pm

This is a one-day only event! Buy original designs and vintage finds directly from 12 local Austin Collectors & Designers at the best prices. ( Gift Bags to the first 15 attendees!)


There will be sips (Dripping Springs Vodka Cocktails), treats (Cupcakes from Lick it Bite it or Both), & Feather Hair Extensions by Electric Feather Company!

DESIGNERS & COLLECTORS: Katastrophic Design, Fat Cat Jewelry Studio, Bolsa Bonita, Dimovi/Vinca USA, Peacock People Vintage, Ocean Studio, Jasmine Turner, Dakota’s Vintage, Glint Gear, Trash ATX, Ruffled Clothing, Cinnamon Girl Shop and handmade bath & body products from Feto Soap. They have the latest Fashion trends.

RSVP here!

Gallery Black Lagoon
4301 A. Guadalupe St.Austin, TX 78751(512) 371-8838

Guero’s Taco Bar presents Austin Handmade Market

Austin Handmade Market at Guero's

Feto Soap will have a booth here from Friday – Sunday!  11am – 6pm See you there! 1412 S Congress Ave

Depending on the weather and crowds vending may continue through the evening. Feel free to call to see if I am still at the booth. 512.850.5472

Other vendors will have Apparel, Accessories, Art, Jewelry, Mosaics & more!

Maker Faire Austin Recap

I loaded in on Friday and set up my booth. I ran to Maru, which is this Korean owned and operated Japanese restaurant for one of their famous J-Bombs (and currently my favorite thing to eat in Austin) and then headed back to Maker Faire. Like last year on Friday night they had an evening for the makers with food and a few exhibits set up so we could enjoy a little of Maker Faire before it opened the next day. I got to spend some time eating tamales with Jennifer Ramos of Textile Fetish, Claire Chauvin of Poopscape and their families.

On Saturday Maker Faire opened at 10am and my booth was set up right next to the life-sized mousetrap game. To give you a sense of scale – instead of a marble, they used a bowling ball to launch it. All day I was surprised by friends visiting from Dallas, Houston & Austin at my booth. I came to Maker Faire by myself this year so I’m glad I was set up next to A Punkin Card Company and her entourage. They watched my booth for me when I needed to take a break. I was interviewed a bunch of times by a bunch of people, and hopefully I didn’t embarrass myself or the mafia. I got to meet a ton of photographers – they all started taking pictures at my booth. Here are some shots that John Knox from Austin took of my soap at Maker Faire.

Cool Water with Kelp

Blackberry Sage

Sunday – I bartered with a bunch of people for cardholders, scarves, pouches, cards, earrings, sold out of a couple of scents/styles of soap… and Kai and Winnie (who were running around interviewing people about a new show Make: Television) convinced me to stay another night, so I ended up eating sushi off of a boat at yet another Korean owned and operated place, Korea Garden. They told me about Flipside which is something like a regional Burning Man close to Austin. I am thinking about going next year.

Feto Soap will be at Bazaar Bizarre / Maker Faire Austin!

Hey Austinites! Feto Soap will be at Maker Faire this October as a part of Bazaar Bizarre! The Bazaar Bizarre is a juried craft fair that selects vendors based on various elements such as: Individuality, DIY-sensibility, Quality of work & Diversity of Products

Travis County Event Center and Fairground (It’s where they have the Rodeo) and it sounds like we are going to be in the Show Barn. 7311 Decker Lane,  Austin, TX 78724

Bazaar Bizarre will run from October 18th, 2008 10am to 10pm and October 19th, 2008 from 11am to 6pm.

Maker Faire Schedule:
Saturday, October 18th: 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 19th: 10am-6pm

New Houston Soapmakers Meetup Group

Meetup.comCharley of Skunkwerks Soap Co. (formerly from MO) has started a new Houston Soapmakers Meetup Group that meets once a month. We had our first meeting on Sunday and I’m trying out his Pine Tar Soap in the shower now. He’s got a lot of great ideas for the group.  I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

I’m going to be in Austin during the next meeting at the Texas Soapmakers Association Convention, going batty over soap July 18 – 20th.

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