Sunday, January 31, 2010

Batty's Bath Packaging

Batty's Bath packaging has been made and is ready to go (Thanks Mom)! In fact, a few have already been giving out with offline orders! Check out the picture below to see some of the awesome fabrics we found for these bags! Mom made a few different sizes and has been a busy bee making these handmade gems!

All my products (except single lip balm orders) are packaged in these reusable, eco-friendly, cloth drawstrings bag! I like to use these bags to store make-up, craft supplies, hair ties, and any other loose ends around the house that need a home. These bags also work perfectly when giving my products as a gift - no more wrapping paper required!

The Story Behind the Bags:
My Grandmother used to make drawstring cloth bags every year for all of us at Christmas. They are what she wrapped all our gifts in. Now that my Grandmother has passed, my mom has taken up the tradition! I knew this family tradition was too special not to share with my new Batty's Bath customers. I hope all of my customers enjoy these bags as much as my family does! The tradition is that the receiver uses the bag they receive to wrap gifts in the next year so the bag gets passed on to someone else. There's always a good circulation of these bags going around in my family. Grandma, and now my Mom, keeps adding a few new bags to the pool every year so we never run out and always get a surprise fabric each year.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Few Steps Closer

I'm so happy to announce that this week I've really made some headway. I'm a lot closer to being able to officially open Batty's Bath! I still have a lot to do but I can see the end of the "to do list". Today I received a HUGE box of bubble mailers! I know bubble mailers don't sound very exciting but in this situation they really are. They mean that I'm that much closer to offering my bath products online! I've also made a good amount of headway with the production side of things. My shelves are filling up with yummy smelling soap, body butter, whipped soap, facial soaps, scrubs, shampoos and conditioners. I've even made "offline" sales even though I'm not officially open! I really think that's a good side that my family and I aren't the only ones that are loving my creations. There's been a lot of word of mouth spreading and the requests for my products are starting to come in. I've also had some great leads for getting my products in some local shops. There's so many exciting things happening right now that I can hardly contain myself!

On a less joyous note, I've been sick a lot lately due to complications with my diagnosis, so I'm really happy that I'm getting so much done. I'd have even more done but I've also spent a lot of time in bed trying not to throw up. When I am feeling ok, I have a lot of work to catch up on with school (I'm in my last year of university), but some times I just want to make something - hence all the production in the studio. I have some extra doctor appointments in Feb to try to get my symptoms under control better. Hopefully I'll be feeling better afterwards and back to the superwomen I'm known to be ;)

Friday, January 22, 2010

January Update: Exciting News!

The January update has been posted!
There's some really exciting news in
this issue that I'm so happy to share!
Check it out if you haven't already. :)