The June 2018 HaldeCrate: Coconut Cream

Pre-orders are now closed for the April 2018 HaldeCrate (Monkey Farts), which means that the next Crate, this one themed around Coconut Cream, is now ready for pre-order!

Not familiar with HaldeCrate? A HaldeCrate is like the “choose your own adventure” novels of your childhood. A yarn (or not). Some goodies (or not). A way cool ceramic piece (or not). You choose what you want, and the price adjusts to accommodate your choices.

This is the pre-order listing for the Coconut Cream crate and it will be updated periodically with new teaser photos (so keep checking back if you’re on the fence!). Pre-orders will be available through Friday, June 1st, and will ship on Friday, June 15th. At that point a limited number of extra yarns, soap sets, and yarn bowls will be listed and they will remain available until sold out.

What do you get in the Coconut Cream HaldeCrate? A skein of yarn in the base of your choice (from what is available); a set of soap and hand lotion scented like Coconut Cream with a lip balm flavored like Coconut; and a yarn bowl. But you can mix and match as much as you want with your crate – multiple skeins of yarn, or yarn and the yarn bowl but no soap set, or even the soap set and yarn bowl with no yarn! Or just the soap set! It’s up to you – it’s your crate, fill it how you want!

Keep an eye out here for new photos that will be added over the next six weeks – colors will slowly be revealed throughout April and May!

This week only: The January 2017 mug

This week only, The January 2017 mug has been marked down from $24 to $18, to make room for the new 2018 January mug that will be released next week.

Gray and white with flashes of dark blue flow over the stones of this mug like water.

Approximate Height: 4 inches
Approximate Width: 3.25 inches at lip of mug
Approximate Weight: 15 ounces
Will Hold Approximately: 10 – 12 ounces of liquid

Until next Monday morning – or until sold out, whichever comes first – you can find this here.

Things-in-Progress Thursday (11/09/17)

If I’m a day late writing my Wip Wednesday post next week, I’m going to have to change the graphic I use!

In ceramics I’m listing a ton of Tiki mugs this week. OK, I exaggerate… it’s probably only about 20 lbs or so. But it feels like a lot! If you’re afraid you’ve missed out on me talking about listing the one you wanted, check out my new Tiki Collection. You’ll be able to find them all there! I’ve got a few things to list that I’m going to save to next week, just so this entire week isn’t filled with only new things. And this Friday I’ll post a little recap of some things I’ve stocked/restocked in the last couple of weeks.

In soap I’m trying to catch up on restocks; I mentioned the other week that I’d be making soap on Tuesdays for a while; I had a small update over the weekend and I’ll probably have another small update this Friday or Saturday… I have at least one more Tuesday to go before I’m caught up on everything I’ve sold out of. I’m working so hard on getting caught up that I’m not going to have time to make any Christmas/Holiday guest soap sets this year; I do have the acorns and the maple leaves, if you’re looking for anything autumn-ish to gift. Drop me a line if you want to talk about packaging!

In yarn not much is going on other than getting ready to send out the third installment of this yarn club (International went out yesterday… or was it Tuesday? This week is really blurring together!). And I’m planning the next round of club! Vincent van Gogh for the win!

In other things I’m just about done giving next year a rough shape. This year I went off on some wild off-road trips (business-wise), things that I definitely wanted to do and don’t regret doing, but taking them on meant that a lot of other, regular maintenance things sort of fell by the wayside… and that, I do regret. So I’m looking at next year a little differently. I’m flipping through the last few years of bullet journals, looking at things I did, how long they took me, how well or terribly they were received, and I’m thinking of 2018 more in terms of rediscovering basics rather than setting out on new roads. One of the six billion hardest things to do when you are self-employed is being able to objectively view what you’re doing and make course corrections. It’s hard to be objective!

I thought there was something else I was going to say…. Oh! I’m going to do a Christmas sale this year! Well, a Giftmas sale. The 25 Days of Giftmas. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving I’m going to offer a daily rotation of specials; sometimes it’ll be a limited edition item, sometimes it’ll be a discount, sometimes it’ll be free shipping, sometimes it’ll be… well, you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out! I’ll have a blog post with some more details next week, because Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Peace out, y’all!