Mark the Spot

I’m always on the lookout for things I want to do that combine/add to/compliment things I’m already doing. Sometimes those are things that work, like making soap dishes when I already make soap. Sometimes they are ideas that don’t pan out, like making gift sets of soap/lotion/lip balms in complimentary flavors …

Culling the (soap) herd

The things I know to be universal truths can sometimes be boiled down to [somewhat] pithy sayings. “Show up; do the work” … “Perfect is the enemy of finished”… and “Kill your darlings.” You all know that I’m reducing my Etsy footprint, and just today I have moved all the …

Off the needles: Salty Flowers

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed Andre in a test skein for “How the Sea was Salt” Pattern: Marigold Socks by pamela wynne Started: November 22, 2013 Completed: December 30, 2013 Notes: Even just the test skein for this colorway makes me wish it were a permanent color – the actual one came out even better – and not …

Ugh; the ultrasound

Well, I didn’t intend to drag my heels on this one, but a combination of a few crafty things I was consumed with, coupled with this being my least favorite part of the story, added up together for a delay. The physical aspects of the ultrasound were not so bad …

Yarn Club: May – July 2014

This product listing is for the Summer 2014 yarn club, a club that runs from May through July and is for three skeins of yarn in the weight of your choosing. This listing will be active until April 30th, 3014. (Photo from Spring yarn club, 2014, “Kehaar”) For the theme …

Social Media

Social media! I might be a little crazy… but I love technology, so there ya go. Did you know that HaldeCraft is on… Facebook Google + Instagram Pinterest (note this started off as my personal Pinterest account but that I have a few HaldeCraft boards) Ravelry Twitter I have a …

In the works

I’ve really been stretching my brain (and having loads of fun) working out a new mug design lately. What that means is in about another week, I’ll have two different new lace tumblers to show off, and about two weeks after that, I’ll have some “Crafting since birth” mugs. I …

Retiring soap fragrances

I might have only casually mentioned this, so here’s a Real Announcement: in January, I retired the Cocoa Butter soap fragrance, and in February I retired the Cucumber Melon fragrance. You can find what’s left in stock of those two scents (and other random fragrances) in my Miscellaneous Marked Down …

Pretty as a picture

Let’s talk about product photography! There are a billion articles out there on how to take great photos in general, great photos for products, great photos specifically for jewelry or ceramics or people… but this article is going to be about how I do it, and my journey in learning.