Sunday, December 13, 2009

Seasons Greetings

With the last of the years shows behind us now we can finally begin to enjoy this holiday season.
We want to wish everyone a joyous and Merry Christmas & a very healthy New Year.

We will be closed December 14 through January 6th to celebrate the season and complete our year end inventory.

Happy holidays,

Cricket Corner Soapworks

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New England Christmas

This bar smells just like the forest did when you were a kid (chopping down that Christmas tree with your folks)- piney, brisk and fresh. It's a fantastic "woodsy" scent; the pine notes really come out in the soap. With oodles shea butter, natural clay and ground nettles.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Readying for Holiday season

We're gearing up for our upcoming holiday shows.

November 21, 2009 Bow HS Holiday Fair - Bow, NH
A really nice holiday fair, with 100+ vendors. Stop by & say hello!

December 4, 2009 Women's Holiday Art Sale, South Berwick Town Hall Auditorium- South, Berwick Friday evening from 5-8 PM

December 5, 2009 Christmas Prelude, Atlantic Hall- Cape Porpoise- Kennebunkport
Kicking off the famous Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude. Tree lighting ceremony.. Santa's arrival. Be sure not to miss this one!

December 5, 2009 The Women's Holiday Art Sale continues, South Berwick Town Hall Auditorium- South, Berwick Saturday from 10 AM - 3PM

and our last & final show of the season will be in Ogunquit, Maine

Christmas by the Sea Celebration
Annual Ogunquit Christmas Celebration

Celebrate Christmas this year near the sea in beautiful Ogunquit, Maine. Sponsored by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. An entire weekend event, but our show will be:

December 12, 2009 - Dunaway Center - off Shore Road - right next door to the Fire Station. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Soap Samplers

With one of my three farmer's markets closing this week for the season, I'll start preparing for all the holiday shows coming up soon. We introduced these samplers this summer and they were a smashing success!

Soap Sampler Stacks - Another great gift giving idea! FIVE one ounce gift bars in one great gift! A really nice way to try many of our lovely soaps. Filled with our choice of five bars of soaps. We seldom assemble two alike. Wrapped in assorted handmade poapers & tagged and ready to give to a special person or heck, keep it for yourself!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Herbal endings

All of the herb gardens are being put to bed.. the potting shed is full of drying basils, comfrey, lavender, calendula, burdock root, horsetail, sweet annie, rosemary, mints & thymes. Jars and jars of herbal infusions lined up and readied to be formulated. We'll be working on the winter balms & healing salves this week.. readying for the last of the years 7 holiday shows.

In spite of all the rain we've had this season.. the comfrey beds abound.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Goat's Facelift

Old Goat Muscle Rub, one of the first products I formulated fifteen years ago has a new packaging facelift! No more tins for this little wonder. I've switched over to 3 oz glass jars and my customers are really happy with the new size. Our old family recipe from down on the farm, helps to relieve muscle aches and joint stiffness and we're very pleased to say in addition to our U.S. customers, our little healing balm has traveled as far East to China.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Herbal Fusion

This is another of our new soaps for the Autumn line we tried out this summer. It's been a great seller for me and clearly has a following. A gorgeous layered herbal infused bar with oodles of creamy oppulent lather and lemongrass/mint fragrance blend to die for!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Boo Boo Balm

One of my best sellers, especially this time of year is my Boo-Boo Balm. Moms, Dads, Grandma's always pick up a tin for those cuts and scrapes youngsters inevitably come home with.

Don't Get Caught--Dirty Handed

Don’t Get Caught Dirty Handed

When it comes to washing their hands, Americans say they are getting the message, but their actions speak otherwise. While nine out of ten (92%) Americans, in a recent telephone survey, said they always washed their hands after using a public restroom, an observational survey in 5 cities found the actual number to be more like 3 out of 4 (77%). That’s down nearly 10% from a similar study done in 2005, and it’s all the men’s fault. The percentage of males observed washing their hands fell from 75% in 2005 to 66% in 2007. Overall, percentage of females observed washing their hands is only down slightly from 90% in 2005 to 88% in 2007.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

May Day May Day

It's official! In addition to being my birthday, next Saturday is May Day! We'll be kicking off the season celebrating along with thousands who will be attending Kennebunk's May Day Celebration so mark your calenders.

Events for the entire family, a grand parade with President George and Barbara Bush marching along and our Kennebunk Farmers Market will celebrate its OPENING day.

The booths have always overflowed with spring's first harvest, and May Day is no exception. Fresh veggies, bedding plants and hanging baskets are displayed side-by-side with local meats, eggs and live chickens. Delicious baked goods and our herbal soaps and remedies will round out the market that will continue each weekend through the summer. Stop by and say hello and take home some of the best organic produce in Maine!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lemongrass Mint

This was an experiment, that I am pleased with the results. A layered log of herbal infused olive on the bottom divided by a fine layer of powdered spearmint and topped with nettle infused soap.

Friday, February 20, 2009

In the soap pot

Whew! It's been a really hectic week trying to get a large order readied to ship. I've just about finished the new brochure and decided on this photo for the cover jacket.

On the curing racks so far we have Orange nutmeg, Spearmint grapefruit, Gardeners soap for Farmers market, Rosemary lime, Beach rose, a beautiful addition to our 'Spa' line.. Seaweed sauna with black cocoa butter, Rain forest and Tangarine patchiouli. Next week it starts all over again.. but my soap room smells divine! LOL I'm taking the weekend off to go to to the Spring garden show! Halleluliah! I can't wait to see green Have a super weekend everyone!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sweethearts soap

This was a special order for a Valentine's day wedding I thought I'd post.. rosewood & patchiouli. I forgot to take a pic of them packaged. This customer supplied the prettiest handmade pale mint green taffeta bags with tiny assorted roses embroidered on them.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Goat milk soaps

I finally decided on the new packaging for this years goat milk bars. I went with smaller,a square handbar. There will be eight to the line. These are the shea butter and oatmeal bars.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ringing in the new

It's a new start of a whole new year. 2009 marks our fourteenth anniversary! Some new changes are in the works and I'll keep you posted.

With end of the year inventories finally behind us, I can begin my new soap and toiletries lineup for 2009. Many new earthy and herbal bars with three new lines are already in the works. Keeping our costs down while still producing a naturally rich and moisturizing soap will remain at the forefront of our philosophy.

We've signed on to do a third marketplace this year, and though it will require a well planned balancing act, one I'm really excited to be participating in! So stay in touch for updates & happy New Year all!