Monday, November 30, 2009

And the Winner is....

Drum roll , please. The Winner of Our First Giveaway at The Soap Barn is:

Who chose Eucalyptus Mint Goat Milk Soap

as his favorite soap in my Etsy Shop. A bar of Eucalyptus Mint Soap will be on its way to you .( please email me your address.) Thanks to all who played and took the time to enter. That was fun!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Handmade for the Holidays

for the

Open House
"Meet the Artists"
Wine & Cheese Reception
Nov 28-29

In our new shop in
The Old Red Barn
Walker ValleyNY

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our New Home

We are officially open in our old/new space in the barn. It's starting to feel ( and look) like home. Im really pleased to have to wall curing shelves giving me over 120 feet of curing space! Now, to have the soap making supplies out into to my new studio/ soap kitchen in time to serve our Thanksgiving dinner in the DINING ROOM!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our First Give Away

In honor of 50 fans on The Soap Barn blog, we're doing our first ever giveaway So, lets make this easy ( I'm new at this) So first, follow whats happening here at The Soap Barn.
We're not just soap...

Click the link to my Etsy shop and take a stroll around. What catches your eye? We've got all kinds of handmade soaps & 100% Soy Candles, along with my favorites:
The All in One Soaps!
Loofah Bars, Natural Sea Sponge Soaps, or Felted "Goat in a Sweater' for exfoliating, great lather, and NO WASH CLOTH! Almost all of my soaps are made from skin loving goat milk & shea butter to clean gently & leave your skin soft & moisturized

Pick your favorite and leave a comment here.

Become a FAN of 1846 House Soaps & Handmade Gallery on Facebook. We will be periodically offering special sales & discounts to our Facebook Fans!

Follow me on TWITTER at 1846housesoaps.
Make sure you do all 4 parts to be eligible to win!

Thats it. The winner will receive their choice or any soap in my ETSY shop.
It dosent get much easier than that! Winner will be selected at random on November 29th.
So, get in on the fun! You choose the prize & your skin will love you for it!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Soap Barn's New Home

What a labor of love to reclaim this space and create a
new home for my soap shop. Underneath that lovely pine floor is century old cement . Mr Bill framed & leveled it, installed rigid insulation and installed this great floor with cut nails like the rest of the barn.
Built in 1850, the barn was the Carriage House for this property . Pegged beams and original wood make this a warm & cozy spot.

The glass store front fills the wide open space that wagons, carriages, & horses once used. The huge sliding barn doors still hang outside. While still functional, they're just decorative now. ( A small front porch levels the rise out front)

We've installed thermopane storms on the inside of all the
old windows to keep us a bit warmer. Mr Bill cut all the interior frame pieces so I could conjure up a stain that matched old weathered barn wood.
A Harmon pellet stove was installed for heat, and a ton of pellets stacked along side of the winters hay. We insulated where we could, and I'll be hanging some of my quilt collection on the chillier walls. Once again these heirloom textiles will be keeping out the winters chill .

Its taken several years, countless hours, and more dollars than we expected, but re purposing this wonderful old building was truly a labor of love.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sneak Peak ( Don't Tell Santa)

I know we've barely packed up the Halloween costumes & eaten the goodies, but here at The Soap Barn we're creating some soap goodies just for the holiday. While not in my shop yet, I could'nt resist sharing these!

"You've Been Naughty...Now Here's Your Bag of Coal" Soap

Cast from a mold made real lumps of coal, 4 nuggets of skin loving glycerine soap that smell like black licorice in a red organza bag. Perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.


"You Can't Catch Me I'm the Gingerbread Man" Soap

A skin softening glycerine soap that looks & smells like the real thing!
Please DONT eat the soap
or if you prefer
Goat Milk & Shea Butter Gingerbread Man shaped soap in yummy Cinnamon Ginger Cookie. What a fun way to nourish your skin!
Will be in my Etsy Shop Soon.