Feto Soap will be at Maker Faire this weekend! Saturday, May 21st from 10am- 8pm and Sunday, May 22nd from 10am – 6pm. If you are in the Bay Area, come on out! We will have our Make Your Own Soap Booth where you can create a custom bar of glycerin soap in under an hour! You select the color, fragrance & toy that will go in your soap with our help.
Hey Houston! I am back from Austin and ready to serve you up some freshly made soap! I’ll have 40 + kinds of soap to choose from at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, November 1st from 8am – Noon. The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here.
Brand new soaps are Rosemary Mint, Lavender Citrus Mint & Cool Water with Kelp.
If you can’t make it out this week, I’ll be back next week on the 8th, same time, same bat-channel.
If you have not participated in a swap, it is lots of fun. A swap is where you mail items to a “co-ordinator” and then receive the same number of different items (including recipe) from other participants. A swap is a great way to show off your products and get new ideas. For WSP’s Hosted swap you send in two Full Size Homemade Products (Soaps, Lotions, Candles, Etc.) that you have made and get you two different products back! Since WSP is sponsoring this swap, you will get TEN – 2 ounce bottles of fragrance oil! (they pick which ones!)
You Send to WSP:
2 Full Size Homemade Products (Soaps, Lotions, Candles, Etc.)
2 Recipe Cards for The Above
$25 (Cash/Money Order – Made Out to Wholesale Supplies Plus)
2 Different Homemade Products
2 Recipe Cards for The Above
(10) 2 oz Fragrance Oils from WSP – assorted (no requests), from our newer additions
To Participate Send Your Handcrafted Items To:
Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc.
Rita – Swap Coordinator
10035 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147
Swap Items Must Be Received By: August 14th.
Return Packages Will Be Mailed on: August 15th.
For updates and communications about this swap, log into the forum and go to the community swap board.
Board Address: http://forums.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/index.php
I’m going to send some soap in. I can’t wait to smell the TEN fragrances they will send back along with the handmade items!
Shopoholics Daily blogged out my Chocolate Bar Soap on their Wednesday’s Bath Goodies list. Thanks Guys!
Feto Soap will be vending at the Midtown Farmers Market Local Crafts Spree on Saturday, June 14th from 8am – Noon. The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here.
SECOND SATURDAY SHOPPING SPREE!! Lots of local craft vendors on the patio such as Houston Craft Mafia Members Mandorla Designs and Eutectic Handcrafted Jewelry will be there! Shop Local and Shop Handmade!
Lisa Chouinard, Feto Soap
I arrived in San Francisco on Friday at noon, and call Kai (my assistant for Maker Faire) to see if he wants to go for lunch. By the time I get to the car rental place, it was 2:00pm! I couldn’t remember the name of the restaurant, so I looked up Green Apple Books, drove there and walked a block to Burma Superstar. I ordered Samosa Soup and then my food poisoning from the plane kicked in. Kai put me to bed and after a few hour nap (I had been traveling since 4am that morning – flying directly from Burlington, VT after attending the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild Conference). Thankfully it was a short bout of food poisoning and I was able to eat after my nap. Then we made our way to our host for the weekend and we went to Moshi Moshi for dinner.
For Maker Faire, we were going to be making melt & pour soap, and to make one bar at a time a microwave is ideal. I asked my host if I could borrow his, and he said that would be fine… I guess I didn’t really explain my need… (his microwave is bolted into his kitchen) so I ended up buying a microwave on the way to Maker Faire and arrived 10 minutes before it started!
After getting setting up people started streaming into my booth pretty much non-stop to create their own soap. I had no time to train my assistant or eat! He fed me while I chopped and melted soap. Many people made soap – we used up a 24-pound block and a few 2 lb trays of soap – over 100 people made their own custom soap in my booth! They got to pick a mold – round, oval, floral oval, bee and honeycomb and rectangles were the choices, a toy (or toys, one kid fit 6 toys in their soap – a butterfly, army man, horse, goat, dinosaur and ballerina), colorant, glitter, and fragrance!
Maker Faire added a Saturday night portion to the event, so after the sun went down we closed up the booth and wandered around. We had some delicious Oysters Rockefeller on the grill, and while we were wolfing them down people from Brittany Knitting Needles were also at the booth slurping down oysters. They had some needles they were passing out and I scored a wooden pair of 19’s! I can’t wait to use them with some chunky yarn! We got out of there pretty late, so we ended up eating wonderful Clam Soup at the Clamhouse in San Mateo.
On Sunday Kai was totally trained to show people how to make soap. We had an assembly line system going with chopped soap ready to go in paper cups that corresponded to the mold sizes, and we got to explore maker faire for 30 minutes at the end of the day. I went straight to Bizzare Bazaar and met Tammy from RoxyCraft.com, Kathy Cano-Murillo craftychica.com, Starving Artist Bazaar. Jenni from Hambones and Jennicakes stopped by my booth as I was breaking down and I am now a proud owner of one of her infamous sleep masks – mine reads ” hung over”!
Happy New Year Y’all! I’m celebrating in Philly but will be back in Houston on the 2nd!
I will be back at the Midtown Farmers Market with my Make Your Own Soap Booth on Saturday, January, 3rd from 8am – Noon. For only $5 to cover materials, you can create a custom bar of soap with the scent, color, glitter and toy you pick out. I’ll have butterflies, ballerinas, lizards, puppies & farm animals at the very least. You can also bring your own waterproof object to embed in the soap. The object needs to be less than 2.25 inches wide, 3 inches tall, .75 inches deep to fit into the mold. After you pour the soap, you need about 20 minutes for it to set, and you can use it later that day, if you like!
I’ll have handmade soap, lotion, perfume & lip balm at my booth. Come and see locally created cards, jewelery, clothing & pottery.
The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia next door to the Breakfast Klub. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama