Entries tagged with “handmade gifts”.


So here it is… about 10 or so more days before Christmas, and with that comes a lot of events and shows. With a lot of events and shows comes meeting tons and tons of amazing people. With meeting new people comes many questions about handmade soap and soapmaking, and those questions are 90% of the time variations of one question:

“Is it true that when you make soap, [insert question about stolen liposuction fat, explosive by-products, or other Fight Club reference here]?

I’ve decided to just start answering “Yes”. It’s just easier that way. I’m also going to add that Disorderlies is actually a documentary about home health care, and that it is required viewing as a part of CNA training. I was going to embed a youtube video here, but the only available clip is ten minutes long, and gave me a headache.

Because I like you, and don’t want you to have headaches, and do want you to have nice things, you should come to a Christmas show this Saturday the 19th. It will be at the vintage boutique Mia Mora at 2639 W. Fullerton Ave. (across from the Fireside Bowl). I will be there with my soap, and there will be other crafters there with handmade gifts available. It will be from 5p.m. to 8p.m. Email me if you require more information.

That’s all for now. It is time for me to get back to work. I hope to see you very soon.


It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks, and am happy to say that the orange-spice soap is cured and ready to go! I tested it in the shower on Friday night, after a chain of events that required a thorough un-scuzzing, and was very happy with the results. The new orange-spice soap, as well as the peppermint will be available at the Holiday Art Fair this Sunday, December 13 at the Let Them Eat Chocolate Cafe. Besides my soap, magnets, and jewelry, there will be a lot of other unique gifts available by local artists: prints, cards, photographs, t-shirts, ceramics, and other handmade gift ideas. There will also be music from noon til 3p.m. by guitar player Tyler Bagwell.

Art Fair
Sunday, December 13
12p.m. – 5 p.m.
Let Them Eat Chocolate Cafe
5306 N. Damen (Damen & Berwyn)

Hope to see you there!