During the month of December I did a lot of trading with my fellow sisters. Some of it was to be gifted and some was for me to keep. I wasn’t able to post about it until now as I did not want to ruin the surprise for those friends that read my blog.
My first trade was with the lovely Libby, owner of Maylees Garden. I’ve been using her hot press soaps for months and I LOVE them! She had mentioned how she loved my peasant tops and one of the hemp Peanut Patchwork skirts listed in my shop. We ended up working out 2 super fabulous trades! The first one was for the skirt which was for her little peanut Maylee…is she not just adorable! Seriously I want to squeeze her to pieces!In trade I got tons of her soaps to keep my sensitive skin super soft and smellin’ fine! I also tried out her natural laundry detergent. I will admit I was a bit skeptical at first due to the lack of bubbles. I was so use to using the chem-loaded commercial stuff that foams all over the place. After one load I was hooked! My clothes were clean, smelled fabulous and they were so soft without having to use any fabric softener! The best part is you only have to use 1-2 tsp per load!!! I can’t wait to try out it’s grime fighting ability on next season’s farm clothes!
Our second trade was for a custom peasant top and all the laundry soap I could ever want!! WOO HOO!! Seriously I have pounds of this stuff in just about every scent she carries! My favorites are OHM, Patchouli, Dragon’s Blood, Sandalwood Ylang and Nag Champa. This is the top I created for her.The main fabric is a Tracy Porter print in a batiked flower pattern. I then accented with white hemp. She loved it and so did her hubby. Hopefully soon I will get a picture of her sporting it to add to my gallery page…hint*hint*wink*wink! 🙂
My next trade was with sweetheart Jamie from Back Porch Boutique. She was interested in some of my lip balms, a room spray and a tea wallet for her sister. I was in love with one of her hemp tree totes so we had a deal! Let me tell you how roomy this sucker is! The first trip out I loaded it up with several water gallon jugs and there was still space left! I snagged this pic from her site showing my super cute tote.Last year I ordered several wool felted cozies made by the talented Lacy of BlissKitty to give as gifts. Basically everyone in my family got one and they were a big hit! Since I loved using mine so much, I figured I had a few friends who would love them as well! Lacy mentioned how she really dug a pair of leg warmers that were listed in my etsy shop, so once again, another trade was in the works! I told her what colors my friends were into and this is what she created
The two shown with bottles made there way out to J and Katelyn, while the other one stayed in Lancaster with my partner in crime Jamie. Lacy told me how she wears her leg warmers almost daily which is awesome because they were my favorite as well!! Maybe I will get a picture for my gallery pages from her as well! 🙂 Last but not least is my sweet sister Justine of Potomac River Goods. I had been drooling over her super fab arm warmers for months. She mentioned she wanted to get some lip balms for gifting and a sea salt body scrub for herself. We both LOVE my Patchouli Lavender scrub and so does our skin…which reminds me I need to make more for moi! 🙂 Here are my ultra awesome arm warmers that she created for me. Girlfriend has me pegged with the shrooms and colors!!