Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No Down Time Here!

Been a busy month here at The Old Red Barn. Once we decided to move the shop down to the lower level ( the upstairs was always intended to be studio space) we started going hells-poppin'! The old cement floor was framed out and rigid insulation laid. We now have a beautiful wide pine plank floor waiting for the warmer weather to be sealed. A brick platform was laid in anticipation of a pellet stove, additional outlets & lighting were wired in. This gives us more usable space and I get my studio back. It also eliminates the trip up the stairs which was difficult for some of our customers.

We've also teamed up with a wonderful, talented group of local Hudson Valley artisans who are interested in being part of our shop. More on this as we develop our shop & handcrafted gallery.
"At 1846 House Soaps...we're not just soap!"

In our area, the community works long & hard to provide an All Night Graduation Party for our seniors. The local chamber of commerce as well as many civic organizations raise funds to provide this safe and memorable night for our young people. Gift certificates, merchandise , and fundraisers abound. Everyone contributes & everyone gets involved. This is what makes living in a small town so rewarding!

1846 House Soaps has also gotten involved in Relay for Life. Here in Pine Bush, we "Paint the Town Purple" during the festivities. We are doing Awareness Ribbon goat milk & shea butter soaps (with a purple ribbon, of course) for two of the relay teams as a fundraiser. These 4 ounce bars of Lilac scented soap will also be available in my etsy shop (1846housesoaps.etsy.com) with 50% of the purchase price donated to Relay for Life. Here's a chance for your to purchase a great soap and donate to a cause that affects us all. These will be available for a limited time,
so get 'em while they're here! Together...we can make a difference!

Until next time, have a wonderful & creative day!