Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Solstice

Did the solar eclipse/winter solstice coincidence make for a weird feeling for anyone else? Honestly, the entire weekend felt strange to me! A weekend full of near-misses, roller derby, getting lost, my best friend, and trashing hotel rooms. And I came home with the rockstar (insanely red...almost crayon...) hair to prove the craziness of my weekend.

In the spirit of feeling "off", but having had an excellent time anyway...i present to you, my latest indie finds...











Also! A few fun promotions!
Help me promote my Face Book Page! When I get to 100 fans, I will draw for a $15 gift certificate. When I get to 200 fans, I'll draw for a $25 gift certificate.

alchemy on facebook

Spread the word about this blog as well, because blog followers will get the opportunity to be testers for new products like lip balms, solid perfumes, home fragrances, and more... without feedback we can't make improvements and know what new products to make.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Swap that art!

If you make and sell hand-made, you buy a lot of hand-made as well. Why not save yourself a little money by swapping some of your hand-made items for other hand-made items you covet?

There are several swap-friendly shops on Etsy. I've found some by searching for "trade", "swap", etc... in the forums. There are also other sites dedicated solely to the swapping of handmade goods.

My first swap was on WESWAP . Where I traded some of my perfume oils for a photographic print. That experience was so enjoyable, I wanted to swap more.

As soon as I heard about the site Swap Workshop , i joined up there. I've been a member a few months now and have done quite a few swaps. It's an interesting system they've got. This one's not so much a trade and barter site as an earn what you want site. You accumulate points based on what you trade and how much you trade. You can save your points to get something big, or use them to buy little things you like. Very nice 'cause there's something for every budget.

So if you're an artist or a crafter, check out We Swap , Swap Workshop and Etsy for other swappers.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Indie Christmas

I tried to do a lot of indie shopping for the holidays this year, and found a lot of perfect gifts and great deals.
I don't want to spoil gifts for people who haven't received them yet, so I'm going to do a small sampling of some of my favorite items from shops i shopped with this season!

Starting with...