Friday, June 26, 2009

Astoria Summer Lovin'

Astoria Events has many talented vendors lined up for this sunny weekend!
Saturday and Sunday June 27th and 28th.
Stop by "Summer Lovin" outdoor market in Astoria22-09A 31st street right under the N/W train near the corner of Ditmars Blvd, between Subway Sandwich and the AT&T store. The market takes place in the newly renovated walkway "Astoria Walk".The market is only 2 blocks away from the San Antonio Festival located on Ditmars Blvd and 35th street.

Some of our favorite return vendors will be there as well as some new vendors!!!!

Come to browse and shop, or just hangout and meet our wonderful vendors! Irresistible soaps and bath and body products from "Soap that Makes Scents" handmade by Karina Gallo. Trendy t-shirts and hoodies from the clothing line by Justin Zimmer "First Floor Down Productions" Fabulous handmade jewelry by Jennifer Quinn of "Firelight Jewelry"
also....Delicious scented soy candles by Loraida of "Vela Soy Candles", beautiful jewelry by Lena Jacobson of "Elin's Ring", fantastic hats by "Bo Nay" hats by Frankie, also glamorous jewelry by Sabrina of "Its Just Jewelry"... and more!

There will be a face painter for kids on Sunday the 28th! And a DJ spinning all weekend for a great atmosphere...

Be sure to stop by!!! The hours are 11am-7pm...
Come and support the local and talented artists, designers and handmade vendors..You are guaranteed to find items that you will love... We promise!
For more info contact Sponsored by

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Yart WORLDWIDE Soap Shipping Sale on ALL Items!

Only .50 cents shipping on items to the USA and Canada!!
$1.50 shipping on items across the UK
$2.50 shipping on items Everywhere Else

Listings have already been adjusted, so no need to wait for a revised invoice---Happy Yarting!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Soap That Makes Scents Super Special!

Free Shipping on all Solid Perfumes in my shop! There are over 7 fragrances to choose from, and these tend to move quickly so make sure you get them while you can~

I reached my goal of 1,100 sales alot quicker than I thought last month, and am almost at 1,200 sales already--so this is definately a time to celebrate with a huge sale!

I'll be relisting them periodically throughout the day so you have a better chance of snagging one if someone else beats you to the punch.

Oh, and I've already adjusted the shipping charges in the listing so no need to wait for an invoice~
Once the perfume overstock sells out, I'll do a free shipping special (and maybe something even better!) on some other select items in my shop so stay tuned to this thread!

Free Shipping within the USA *AND* CANADA!!

Here's my shop link

And here's the link to the Solid Perfume section:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Astoria Spring Fling 2009!

It was with GREAT pleasure that Soap That Makes Scents took part in the Astoria Spring Fling 2009 Craft Event. About 40 designers were there (many of whom were Etsy sellers), hawking everything from handmade bags, to vintage jewelry, to children's clothing, wire sculptures, and Greek pastries.

I took several photos, so I'm going to split this into two blog posts. Here are a few photos below of how my table was set up:

Every seller was allotted an 8ft table and up to four chairs (which the event planners so graciously provided). Table sharing was allowed as well for those who wanted.

At this angle, you can see Blood Orange, Sparkling Green Apple, Oh Honey Honey and Sandalwood Rose (on the risers) and a few other goodies!
The place was spacious, with a lot of room for traffic. Table placement was assigned to give everyone the best advantage (and planned carefully so no one was near any direct competition!)

I got this great plexi-glass display case in a trade with another Etsian a couple of months before my show---this was the first time using it and it worked beautifully to showcase my Body Souffle Soaps and Solid Perfumes.

Another first for Soap That Makes Scents...carrying our lipbalms at shows. Normally, we sell them only online but this time wanted to see how well they'd do in person, so I found some great fold-up display cases, printed out a label of each flavor (there were 24 flavors in total), and arranged them at the far end of our table. They were a hit, incidently with the MEN! I asked one fellow what sort of flavors he loved the most--he'd purchased 6 of them but remarked he'd buy all if he had the means--and his blunt answer was "whatever the girls like"...LOL
Now there's an opportunist for you!

I was able to catch a quick snapshot of the mandolin player who volunteered to strum a few tunes at the event. I'd never heard the sweet songs of a mandolin before---very, very soothing.
I have loads of other photos--and I'll be putting them up in a few days to show you other tables, buyers perusing, etc. so stay tuned!
(ps---can you tell I had a blast at this?!)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Success at my show, and an Overstock Sale for You!

Purchase 2 solid perfumes, get the third 50% off! You can either wait for a revised invoice, or be refunded after payment is received.
Here's the link to the Perfume Section of my Etsy shop:
How did my show go? Glad you asked! Excellent, actually, despite persistent rainfall AND having to stand directly under the air-conditioning vent for 7 hours. There were approximately 40 other sellers there (many of whom were from Etsy, and almost all of whom were handmade artists) and traffic was helped, also, to be so close to the subway, but I think if the weather were better perhaps even more shoppers would have stopped by.
I do have some photos for you---will be posting them shortly!