Home Knit & Crochet GEEKSOAP: Cthulhu, Star Wars, & Batman Soap!

GEEKSOAP: Cthulhu, Star Wars, & Batman Soap!

Posted in Knit & Crochet, Soapmaking , on February 22, 2010 , 2 Comments

It has been a busy crafting weekend!

First of all, I’m excited to report that I’ve applied to be considered for space at a booth at the Bloomington Handmade Market coming up in early April. The deadline to enter is Friday the 26th, and then I’ll find out whether or not I’ve been accepted and have a table by March 5. I’m totally excited – if accepted, I’ll be sharing a table with my cousin’s girlfriend, Christine, and we’ll be selling our wares to the public in just over a month from now. Not a lot of time, but I’m determined to be ready! So what am I going to sell?

I’ve decided that this is the perfect opportunity to start an idea of mine I’ve been wanting to put together for awhile. Well, since at least last May. GEEKSOAPâ„¢! I’ve finally figured it all out and this weekend I slaved over soapmaking supplies and cranked out two dozen bars of a couple different geeky soap varieties that have been floating around in my head. Introducing my GEEKSOAPâ„¢ line, which so far includes

– Cthulhu (these are my faves, and so cute! They fit with my Cthulhu toques and Sock-thulhu plushies so well)
– World of Warcraft
– Star Wars
– Star Trek
– Batman
– Indiana University (appealing to the IU crowd at the craft show)

and has plans to include PacMan, Thundercats, and a few other geeky and awesome ideas still rolling around in my brain faster than I can make the soap. Check out the entire GEEKSOAPâ„¢ line over on my portfolio, which will be updated as new designs are created. All of my GEEKSOAPâ„¢ varieties will be available on Etsy as well. I’m currently making soap to have as stock to sell at the craft show in April, but I can easily sell it and/or make more for Etsy sales, too.  It’ll help me see what is popular and what I need to make plenty of in time for the show.

Batman GEEKSOAPâ„¢

Batman GEEKSOAPâ„¢

Along with the soap I plan to knit up some simple cotton washcloths to have available for purchase. The application for the Bloomington Handmade Market requires either a business website or five photos of your work to help them consider you for space, and so it was another good opportunity to get my craft portfolio site up and running smoothly (something I’ve been meaning to do for months now) to showcase all of the crafty things I do. Most notably are the Cthulhu toques, Sock-thulhus, and my GEEKSOAPâ„¢ line. Thanks to my fantastically amazing husband, the portfolio site is up and running and I sent the link along with my application.

Introducing… ThePinkToque.com!  The Pink Toque is my online portfolio to show off knitting, crochet, plush, and soap creations I’ve made over the years. Along with being a portfolio, the site then directs people here to the craft blog and to my Etsy shop for more Pink Toque goodness. Let me know what you think! Even if for some reason I’m not accepted for space at the Bloomington Handmade Market, it was at the very least a good way to get me and my handmade business whipped into shape a little bit, don’t you think?

Stay tuned for more photos and more GEEKSOAPâ„¢ – have a great week! :)

2 Responses to “GEEKSOAP: Cthulhu, Star Wars, & Batman Soap!”

  1. Rora114 says:

    I love the Cthulu soap! I just had to go buy one right away. What fun!!

    Good luck with the market – they’d be crazy to not give you a table, your stuff looks great.

  2. Lesley says:

    Awwe thank you so much! And thanks for the order! :) I’ll be getting it out ASAP. Enjoy!