Saturday, November 17, 2007

Closing the doors

well friends the time has come. I have decided to close up the soap shop and move on to a new creative endeavor. I have been making soap for over ten years now and it really is time to do something new. I am in the process of selling off my stock and raw materials. I have had a few clients place special orders for what I have left sooooooo if there is anything you will die with out start hoarding now.

I am opening a new shop called Shenanigans. It doesn't have a set focus yet, more just an eclectic space for whatever I have the inspiration to create. I am kicking it all off with a beautiful collection of felt play food. Keep track of me over at my new blog space . I hope you will follow me on the next leg of my journey.

keep clean

Monday, November 12, 2007

one more time

Shall we start the blog business one more time? I am working a new process now so this blogging thing should be much easier for me. Right now I am busy redefinning who I am and what I do. I need to have this well under way by the new year so I can start fresh. I took some photos for todays post but can't seem to get them to load. I will have to work on that during nap time so I can focus!

enjoy the day!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

catching up and moving on

While the creation of this blog was motivated by my Harry potter Sock Kit swap, it also had many other reasons for coming into existence. I wanted a place to document my journey through gardening, home schooling and parenting, my creative process and my business and the steps my family is taking towards living green.

So to catch you all up as to what has been happening on the farm, I will post on a different aspect of our goings on a regular come back and check in!

harry potter trivia post

"I'm not trying to say what she did was sensible. I'm just trying to make you see how she was feeling at the time."

"You should write a book, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them."

who said this??? i know which book to look this up in but not quite sure who said this.....i think it is ron and harry.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

harry potter trivia

Oh my goodness here i am right down to the wire. So let me get to it!

Trivia #1

What’s the name of this potion?This potion has the colour of molten gold, and while exposed to the air, large drops will leap like goldfish above the surface without spilling.
Felix Felicus

Trivia #2
Which book is this line from?“Harry and Cho were now too embarrassed to look at each other, let alone talk to each other; what if Ron and Hermione started going out together, then split up? Could their friendship survive it? Harry remembered the few weeks when they had not been talking to each other in third year; he had not enjoyed trying to bridge the distance between them. And then, what if they didn’t split up? What if they became like Bill and Fleur, and it became excrutiatingly embarrassing to be in their presence, so that he was shut out for good?”

The Order of the Phoenix

Trivia #3
Who utters these words?“Oh I am glad I’m not on duty. I wouldn’t fancy having to go and tell the Irish they’ve got to stop celebrating.”

Mr. Weasley

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hogwarts sock kit swap trivia question

"You will have your reward, Wormtail. I will allow you to perform an essential task for me, one that many of my followers would give their right hands to perform..." Who is speaking?

this is Lord Voldemort!

Hogwarts sock swap kit questionaire

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
2. List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length.
duuhhhhh! I don't really know. I only own one pair and they are bamboo.

3. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?
I will try anything! I don't have any circular needles yet.

4. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?
I am not a Ravenclaw

5. If your pal decides to send candies or chocolates are there any that you don't like?
what's not to like but I love dark chocolate and hazelnuts...mnnnnnn

6. What are your favorite scents?
vanilla, lavender, lemongrass....I am a soap maker so this could go on and on
7. Do you have any allergies?
nope, no allergies!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

help my children are sick!!!

AHHHHHH! my kids are sick and making me crazy. Things are a bit scattered around here as a result. what I want to be doing is crafting my incredible India atc's and my envelopes for my next swap due dates.

what I have been doing is carrying around my 1 yr old teething chumby and babying my 8 yr old through an ear infection.

the good news however, is there is new stock in the soap shop! Stop by and send me a samples request! Lots of lavender and mint floating around my studio and the garden right now. MMMMMmmmmmmm!

happy weekend

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap triva question

"There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!" "You are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness." Who are the two people in this conversations?

this is a converstion between dumbledore and voldemort!

Sacred Waters at home

Well, the home show was grand, thank you all who attended! As I am still getting used to the idea of blogging, i forgot to take any pictures!!! what fun is a blog with no pictures??? Really blogs are little windows into peoples lives that we would never have otherwise! so to that end i will post some photos later today....a little window into my world!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Harry Potter Sock kit swap...

What finally pushed me into blog land you ask? Why the Harry Potter sock kit swap hosted over at swap-bot. Complete with trivia contests and sorting hat I couldn't resist. I love harry potter. No I mean I really love Harry! I live at Hogwarts when i close my eyes at night and am always sort of sad when I wake up here in the muggle world.

alas we must make magic of our own here in reality. I have been spending my spare moments in the soap studio mixing up some bubbly goodness for my home show this weekend. What you can't make it? Well ok but be sure and visit my website so you don't miss out on all the fun!

shop for mom, better yet spoil yourself!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Diving in!

So here I am diving into the world of blogging. Knew I had to do it at some point but have been putting it off for a long time. I blame on my fear of computers and a lack of knowledge. Recently, however, I have realized that even for those with knowledge does the computer seldom behave!

So who am I anyway????I am shannon: Maltagirl to the MMMC, homeschooling mama of two, gardening fanatic, crafty swapper and founder of the fabulous Sacred Waters Soap Company. I wear a lot of hats around here and it makes me a bit crazy at times, but where would we be if we weren't a little crazy???

I look forward to posting my projects andplans here as well as my rants and raves. Hope you will take this journey with me.