Small Batch Handmade Soap

Small Batch Handmade Soap
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Yes, I stand by my decision to feature a Raccoon on my soap labels!  Any questions?  I think this video goes along with my brand!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Time for some Professional Help!

So, in 30 minutes, I am going to sign up for Jess Van Den's Thriver's Circle.  She runs the site, Create and Thrive.  In her Thriver's Circle, she helps independent, creative people get their small businesses up and thriving!  I have been listening to her podcast, which was recommended to me by crochet pattern designer, June Gilbank, of  I think, no.., I KNOW, that I am ready for some professional advice on how to run my business better!
I am also going to participate in Kendra Cote's (of Modern Soapmaking) Brand Magic Workbook workshop on Wednesday on Facebook!  Later on in the month, I am attending the Handmade Soap and Cosmetic Guild's Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Exciting times!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Welcome back!

Hi!  I guess I am not that much of a blogger, but that doesn't mean that I cannot learn!  I checked in on this neglected blog, looked at the stats, and much to my surprise, I am still getting views!  How? Why?  I don't know! 
                                      But if you've found me, yay! 
I have renamed my blog from Jukatca, to Boulder Creek Soapworks!   I make gentle, and fun, soaps that the whole family will enjoy!  Crochet is now more of a hobby for me.  Making and selling soap is now my business.  I am gradually growing it and figuring out how to make it work!

This spring, my friends, Dan and Nancy, allowed me to set up my soaps at their table at the Mind Body & Spirit Festival at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  I had fun and got to talk to some interesting people!
I need to look for some local markets and fairs that I can sell at to get some steady income.  Online is great, but it can be a bit hit or miss!  

In the meantime, I am still an avid crocheter, and knitter now too!  Currently, I am taking Improv Comedy Classes at the Bovine Metropolis Theater in Downtown Denver.  I am in Level 4 of 5!  In level 5 we get to do our own show for a whole month!  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some Finished Holiday Projects!

I've been doing PlanetJune's Poinsettias tutorials and have been having a lot of fun trying some new crafts!  Just thought I'd share these!  They are all about 2" in diameter or so.   I'm adding brooch backs to all of them so they can be worn as pins.
Felt Poinsettia

Beaded Poinsettia

Polymer Clay Poinsettia

Punchneedle Poinsettia

Monday, December 12, 2011

Beaded Poinsettia in Progress!

I thought I’d share this work-in-progress photo with you! This is the beaded poinsettia I've been working on from June’s recent tutorial:
I'm almost finished with it! June, thank you for the hours you put in to presenting this tutorial. I really appreciate it! I’m a total newbie to beading.

I’ve been taking a break from crocheting to let my poor arms/hands heal-I’ve been a crochet animal and have been over-doing it!! Rowr!! For those of you wanting to win this year’s PlanetJune Christmas CAL, this is good news for you-I won last Christmas and did all but one pattern available. If I were feeling better, I’d be kicking CAL butt!! ;-)

Monday, November 7, 2011

PlanetJune Accessory CAL NOV 2011

PlanetJune's Ravelry Group is having a crochet along featuring her accessories.  Her accessories include scarves, shawls, cowls, bags, and whimsical animal ears!  I have already made the cowl.  (See previous post)  To join the CAL or find out more about it, click on the badges to the left.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hello neglected Blog!

My Lacy Bobbles Cowl!
I thought I'd just say, 'hi' to my blog!  I've been doing the twitter and facebook thing more lately.  I'll try to post more here too.  This month, I made this Lacy Bobbles Cowl from PlanetJune.  I used JoAnn Sensations Bamboo and Ewe superfine yarn.  I've used this yarn for socks before.  The yarn is just a little bit scratchy but it is mostly really comfy!  I had fun making this cowl.