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Blue Genie Art Bazaar

bgabsquare2015I’m back at this wonderful 4-week long shopping event, held at The Linc Shopping Center, in the Marchesa Hall and Theater 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. It’s open 7 days a week, 10am to 10pm through Dec 24th and I keep my booth chock full of all of your feto soap favorites!

Learn to Make Soap in Austin, TX

I have been teaching a lot this year! Just last week I taught a couple from Temple, TX how to color, scent & make designs in soap. We practiced swirling soap, making a “pencil line” in soap & made soap cakes with our leftover soap.

Soap Cakes

If there’s a soapmaking technique you want to try, but would like some instruction / hand holding, don’t hesitate to contact me for help. I’ve been making handmade soap for 10 years now & can help you troubleshoot the issues you might be facing as a new soapmaker.

Soapmaking lessons are taught at my studio located at 360/2222 in Austin, TX.

lisa@fetosoap.com ●  512.850.5472

Cedar Park Farms to Market – Saturdays at Lakeline Mall

Guess who is a the newest vendor at Cedar Park Farms to Market? This gal!
I’ll be there on Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm with my lotion bars, sugar scrubs, soaps & market specials!

Cedar Park Farms to Market is located at Lakeline Mall behind Sears & Dillard’s and has around 40 vendors at this time of year, including these!

If you would like something you have seen online and would like me to bring it to the market on Saturday, place your order and use code CPF2M for free delivery to the market.

I can’t wait to see your smiling happy faces on Saturday! Is there anything you want to see at the market? Please let me know in your comments below!

Chinese Coin Soap

These soaps start out green & transparent. I scented them with green tea. Then I paint each one by hand with bronze mica. They are here just in time for the Chinese New Year and will look great on your soap dish!  Chinese New Year is on January 23rd.

Separately each soap will cost $4, but if you buy a set of two – $6 and set of 4 will be $12. The sets are packaged in real Chinese take-out containers!

If you need them for your asian-themed event or your store, let me know how many you would like & I will get you bulk pricing information! lisa@fetosoap.com or 512.850.5472.

Make Your Own Soap Kits and SALE!

I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day. We are back from Maker Faire Bay Area where our Make Your Own Soap Booth snagged two awards – Editor’s Choice from Craft: Magazine and an Education Award! Thank you for making soap with us at our booth! If you didn’t make it to Maker Faire and want to make a bar of soap, we now offer Make Your Own Soap Kits! This kit contains everything you need to make one bar of glycerin soap with a toy, just like at our booth!

Kit includes:

Soap Mold
Soap Base
Instruction Sheet

Not included but required: Pyrex cup, microwave or double boiler & spoon.

Here are some of the soaps people made at our Make Your Own Soap Booth at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011:

If there are any events you think Feto Soap would be a good fit for, please reply to this post and let us know!

Our Make Your Own Soap Booth is kid-friendly and would love to be at your event.

We are having a spring sale! Some of the soaps on sale are: Bay Rum, Dragon’s Blood, Pepperberry, Raspberry Lemonade, Yuzu, White Tea & Ginger, Blackberry Sage, Rubber Ducky Soap, Glycerin Soaps with Toys and Honey Glycerin Soap. Quantities are limited so snap them up now!

Feto Soap linked in Houston Tidbits Today!


Category: Shop


Gifting, Gallery Style

November 17, 2009

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At the holiday gift exchange, you always get stuck with a Starbucks gift card the giver bought on the way to the party. And you don’t even drink coffee.

Stock up on well-priced items that will get snatched over too much syrah at this weekend’s Winter Holiday Arts Market benefiting Spacetaker. Selected young local artists congregate for a two-day event to showcase items you’ll want to give and receive – soaps shaped like cupcakes, belts and jewelry from Hello Lucky, hip silk scarves, whimsical prints, artisan jewelry from Petals & Metals, and modern stationery from A Punkin Card Company. You won’t be able to stop at just one present.

And then you can send Miss Unoriginal home with a bottle of wine. You know, since she’s pregnant.

Spacetaker’s Winter Holiday Arts Market
Friday, November 20th (5 – 10 p.m.)
Saturday, November 21st (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
FREE at Winter Street Studios
Featuring a DJ, performances, complimentary cocktails, and kid-friendly art activities

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!

Make Your Sweetie Soap on Saturday!

Come to Midtown Farmers Market and make your sweetie a custom bar of soap at the feto soap booth 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 minutes for it to set. Nothing says I love you (or I like you) like a handmade gift and at $6.00 it’s reasonably priced!

Midtown Farmers Market

The Midtown Farmers Market is located in the front of Monica Pope’s T’afia. 3701 Travis Street @ W. Alabama directions here. We will be there from 8am – Noon.

Rosie's Horsey Soap

I can’t make it Saturday to Market. Where else can I find your products?

A couple people have asked, so I thought I’d list places I’ve recently stocked.

In Houston:
Te House of Tea 2402 Woodhead St, Houston, TX‎ – (713) 522-8868

11 am – 10 pm
Friday 11 am – midnight
Saturday 11 am – midnight
Sunday 11 am – 8 pm
Tuesday – Friday 2 p.m to 5 p.m [no kitchen]

Hello Lucky 1025 Studewood St, Houston, TX‎ – (713) 864-3556
New Shop Hours
Wednesdays Noon – 5 (throughout the holidays)
Thursday 11 – 5
Friday and Saturday 11 – 6
*Sunday Noon- 5*
and Christmas Week
Monday 11 – 5
Tuesday 11 – 5
Wednesday 11 – 2

Mutter Museum Store 19 SOUTH TWENTY-SECOND STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-3097 | PHONE 215-563-3737 Open:  Sat – Thurs 10am -5pm Friday 10am-9pm

fragrance evocations

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support at the Spacetaker Winter Holiday Art Market. Two of my customers fragrance evocations of my soap really touched me, so I thought I would share them with you.

One woman received a bar of White Tea & Ginger Soap last year as a Christmas present & instead of using it as a soap, used it as an air freshener in her bedroom. She said that it smelled spicy and citrusy and it brought her feelings of happiness and joy just to smell it all year long. She didn’t like me calling it an air freshener because she said an air freshener can’t cause her to have those feelings! Who am I to argue? The customer is always right!

Another was a first time customer, Jessica. She picked up a bar of the Man Smell Soap and said that the smell reminded her of getting a hug. She had the biggest smile on her face, too. The next day she went on a date and thought her date smelled just like the soap. Maybe I’ll change the name of Man Smell Soap to Date Soap or Your Boyfriend’s Soap. What do you think?

What does the smell of my soap remind you of?

man smell soap testimonial

Local Crafts Spree at the Midtown Farmers Market

Midtown Farmers Market

It’s that time of the month! No, not that kind! I mean it’s time for the local crafts spree at the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturday, November 8th 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.

Choose from 40+ kinds of soap at my booth! Come and see locally handmade cards, jewelery, clothing & pottery.

Houston Craft Mafia

If you can’t make it out this week, I’ll be back next month on December 13th and 20th, same time, same bat-channel.

Te House of Tea

If you live in the Houston area, you can now purchase Feto Soap products at Te House of Tea located at 1927 Fairview @ Woodhead in the Montrose area. They carry sandalwood vanilla, yuzu japanese citrus, white tea & ginger & lavender patchouli soap, bath salts, candles & dry oil sprays. They are the only place to get lavender patchouli candles – they are made custom just for them!

In addition to my soaps, they have dance nights on Friday – Tango and on most Saturday nights you’ll find me here dancing.  This teahouse also has nice dinner fare – the Chicken in a Blanket is my favorite!

Midtown Farmers Market this weekend!

Midtown Farmers Market

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.

Houston Craft Mafia

If you can’t make it out this week, I’ll be back next week on the 8th, same time, same bat-channel.

It’s Market-time!

Midtown Farmers Market

I haven’t done a farmers market in ages! I took the month of August off and at my next scheduled market in September Hurricane Ike hit, but I’m back with 40 + kinds of soap to choose from.

I will be vending at the Midtown Farmers Market Local Crafts Spree on Saturday, October 11th 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.

Houston Craft MafiaSECOND SATURDAY SHOPPING SPREE!! Lots of local craft vendors on the patio such as Houston Craft Mafia Members Eutectic Handcrafted Jewelry & A Punkin Card Company will be there! Shop Local and Shop Handmade!

Lisa Chouinard, Feto Soap

Post Hurricane Ike Post

The Feto Soap workspace did not sustain any damage! We are without power, but still able to process orders, so if you were thinking about holding off on your order because of Hurricane Ike, don’t! The United States Postal Service has been running regularly since Monday so your soapy orders are still able to go out. I have a cell phone with internet and am able to charge it in the car when the battery runs low.

Hello Lucky Houston

Teresa at Hello Lucky took some pictures of my handmade soap with one of her models! Hello Lucky carries artist designed men’s women’s and kid’s t-shirts, jackets, skirts, jewelry for guys and gals, local honey, hot sauce, soaps, candles, vanilla sugar, cutting boards, cards and some vintage products like bags and buckles.

Photo Credit Teresa O'Connor

Photo Credit Teresa O'Connor

Kitchen Coffee Soap Log Stands Tall

Kitchen Coffee Soap Vanilla Scented with Cocoa Butter
I love making and using this soap. I grind coffee beans, melt cocoa butter and stir in poppy seeds for exfoliation. I use a special secret mix of vanillas and it makes my whole workspace smell wonderful! This is one of the Bigger Batches of soap I made over the weekend. The log of soap is 17 and a half inches tall and currently weighs 5.8 pounds! It’s been sliced up into 17 and a half bars (the half bar will go into someone’s order as a sample).

I made this soap a few weeks ago but pulled the wrong mold, (the 5 & 6 lb mold look really similar) so I ended chopping about a 1/2 in from each bar from that log so they could fit into my boxes! Not this time! After they cure for 4 weeks they will fit perfectly into my brown kraft boxes.
handmade soap

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