In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our Latest Money Making Scheme....

 Right now Eloise and I are tossing around ideas and tweaking them a bit.
There are several ideas we haven't tried yet like beaded, jeweled, or buttoned jar collars.
We think the Monogram design will be a hit in this narcissistic/Facebook world.
Not hating....just sayin'.

These are quart sized jars, so I think they are perfect for dish soap.
An added benefit is that the pump will help me to resist the urge
 to squeeze the whole bottle into my dish water.
We will be making smaller ones for hand soap. At the moment I am using Green Works dish liquid, but this weekend I am taking a trip to Whole Foods, so I can test a dish soap recipe. If the Whole Foods brand of castile soap works well, then I can save money. WF brand is almost half the price of Dr.Bronners.

 We were just using left over ribbon bits, but we think this design would look better with a white cap and writing. We would also use a little raffia in addition to the gingham in order to give this a country feel.

Let me just pause here and say that the "fleur de lis" was a symbol used to show our French heritage long before those guys ever cut their front teeth....let alone passed a pig skin!

We are also going to type up a few home made soap(hand & dish) recipes and place them in the jars.

If you have any suggestions feel free to post them in the comments area....
Just say it in a "good Christian way".
I don't like ugly people or comments.

I will be posting later about some of our other craft ideas. We are trying to get a jump on Spring/Summer for all of the craft shows and festivals.

Love & Prayers,


Jody said...

I love them, and would be the first one to place an order! Would this be something you ship?

Miss Riya said...

Yes, we are willing to ship, but I will have to get back to you about the shipping cost, as I am not sure where you are located.
The cost of the jar will be $7.
If you're still interested leave a comment with an e-mail address where we can discuss what color, style, and graphics, as well as your mailing address.

Jody said...

Jodycarr96 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I think it will be a hit & you are right with all the craft shows we have around here...think you will have a nice lil side job. I love the idea, its very pretty!

meboo said...

Cute Mistriah - I like it!

Kristi said...

very creative and pretty!