Hello sweethearts and gentlehearts!
Wow. I haven't updated this since Black Friday. So much to say! I'll be brief. Ish.
I'm sure many of you have noticed that springtime stuff is up in the shop in all its springy glory
I've been going a little fragrance-crazy in the past few months, and I've been able to add some really fun and unique stuff like peanut butter and jelly
, farmer's garden
(a nice, leafy, earthy fragrance), and jelly doughnut
Speaking of fun things, something I've wanted to do for quite a while is add incense
to my shop. I've always been an incense nut, and sought for a long time to make high quality, lovely-smelling, long-burning incense. I've only got one fragrance in stock right now to test how it does--but if it sells well, definitely expect all kinds of fun (coffee, green tea), quirky (bacon anyone? pizza??), and sweet (frosted cupcake, cotton candy) incenses in the future
On a related note, I'm also doing a test run of some small votive candles and wax melts
. Wax melts are awesome, either in a melt warmer or just as some nice, scented potpourriPizza flavored lip balm
. Because everyone wants garlic breath on date night, and I am obviously an excellent salespersonSparkly lip gloss and aloe vera-based body glitter gel
, both smell nice! I want to get into more cosmetics, but I don't feel comfortable selling them yet because I don't feel skilled enough at formulating them
If you're interested in getting these updates ahead of time, you should totally consider signing up for my newsletter
, which contains coupons and all kind of secrets. Did I mention it goes out every other Thursday, and it's Thursday?
I'm currently obsessed with Instagram since it's new on Android, so expect to see a lot of spam on my Tumblr
Lots of new things going on. Huge changes going on in the shop and a new collaborative project that will probably change my business drastically. I'm really excited about it, but going to stay silent for now until I have something more concrete to share. Dun dun dunnn
Toying with a few ideas. Would you guys be interested in an Etsy shop for one of a kind things that are too labor intensive to put up on my regular site? I'm talking about clay charms, custom nails, cute boxes, felt/sewn things, and more. I miss making them, but they start to pile up if I don't sell them off! LOL
Learning how to cross-stitch. We'll see where that goes! I want to be able to design some patterns
Sometimes I just feel so hopeful. I know I don't talk much about my personal life here on DA (or much at all out in the "public" sphere of the Internet), but it's been a really rough year for me, and to finally rediscover huge optimism for art and creating things (not that I ever lost it entirely, I don't even think that's possible) is such a good feeling.
How have you all been? Well, I hope! Tell me some fun stories!